With our split walking schedule, I’ve really had the chance to observe both my dogs to see what makes them tick. When I walk Sampson he likes to sniff, BUT he’s also very much into looking around, watching for people and other dogs. Many is the time when he’s stopped to poop or pee and heard a voice or noise and stopped what he was doing to continue his walk. Sampson (the dog who gets no affection at home) regards people as the ultimate rubbie resource.
When I walk Delilah her walk is more scent oriented. Her nose is typically to the ground sniffing for something to eat, or a trail to follow to something to eat.
I on the other hand am constantly on alert, mostly for off-leash dogs. For some reason we seem to attract off leash dogs wherever we are.
Because I am constantly looking around and Delilah is not, I sometimes see things that she doesn’t see or I see something well before she does. And I’m not counting the cats I see in the windows. Nor will I point them out to her, I could see her dragging me up to every window on the street, looking inside to see if someone left food on the table.
No thank you!
So here are some of the things I’ve seen on our walks, that Delilah has not.
She actually spotted this one after I stopped to take the photo.
Okay, she did see this one too, because I stopped and had to keep moving closer just so you could see it. Then she was on high alert for the rest of the walk.
I better put a disclaimer in here. Emma, hold on to your mom, you are not going to believe that Delilah has actually walked by this twice (TWICE) without even noticing it.
How are your pups on a walk? Are they scent or sight hounds?
There will be no Follow-Up Friday tomorrow. For the first time EVER we are participating in the Fit Dog Friday Blog hop. I am currently (if all went well) in Florida celebrating my nephew’s graduation from college, along with his daughter’s birthday.
This is Thursday’s Barks and Bytes Blog Hop hosted by 2 Brown Dawgs and Heart Like a Dog. This is a blog hop for all bloggers, you don’t have to have a pet blog to join, we simply as that you display one of our badges and link back to your hosts.