I didn’t have a lot of time to walk Peppermint. In fact, I was going to skip our outing today since looming deadlines were on my mind. But when she jumped out of the Tahoe and took off toward our favorite field while I was loading equipment, I relented. She was so happy to be out and galloped off, chasing wind-blown leaves and “hunting” for creatures in the grass.
It was just 10 minutes, but it meant the world to her. And sometimes I forget how important the little things are in life, when a short walk turns into an impromptu photo shoot and ends with a very contented dog.