Tuesday, April 06, 2010
Ding Dong Dash
The boys (with a little encouragement from me) have recently started walking the dogs. On some outings, I walk one dog but, a lot of times, each of the older boys takes a dog and goes their own way through the neighborhood. Of course, Gabe wants to help. Now, no matter how big he thinks he is, Gabe is not quite big enough to walk either dog on his own. I mean, Jack and Jolie each outweigh Gabe by a good 20 lbs. Our solution to that has been to have him hold onto the leash along with either Marty, Joey, or me. Gabe has even gone out with just one of his brothers and one dog (no parent tagging along) and, until today, this solution has worked well. This afternoon Gabe decided he didn't need to listen to Joey while they were out walking Jack. This sweet little face
decided to play ding dong dash through the neighborhood. He would take off from Joey, run up to the doors, and either ring the bell or knock really hard on it. Poor Joey had to chase him from house to house, dragging the dog with him. A few times, he had to drag Gabe away from the door. Luckily, it was early enough in the afternoon that most people were still at work. So, I guess I lucked out and won't have a bunch of pissed off neighbors.