So I welcomed Oreo and Buddy out of the car with friendly butt sniffs and showed them my neighborhood. "Make sure to smell this spot right here where Dan the neighbor-cat pees," I told them. Then I heard something in the trees, "Look!" I said. "A squirrel. Do you guys have squirrels where you live?"
If she had her way, we would walk out the door, and then just keep walking in straight lines until we arrived back at the door again. That’s not what a walk is for! A walk is for curiosity, and sniffing all of the things that are happening in the neighborhood, and sometimes leaving bulletins of your own, and barking at the neighbors.