As has happened during other walks, Pixie has been willing to walk a little faster and go a little longer when there is another dog or human present. She has limited her distance walking since her surgery for the removal of her mast cell tumor last fall. Today she found a new reason to walk more quickly . Pixie kept up a very fast pace for a good mile . The rest of us really had to move quickly to catch up to her. After a mile, she just stopped and refused to move another inch. I think that she had overestimated how far she could go and was feeling some discomfort.
We turned around and we went back to the car. It was refreshing to see Pixie so caught up in the moment that she temporarily forgot her pain .Today, we all experienced moments of pure joy as we walked in the park. Thank you Pixie and Tipper.