Once she's tested my reflexes, she calms down a bit but still wants to travel at a nice clip. She has to explore everything; every stick, every bush, every strange object that people have left on the sidewalk. And of course, she has to mark her territory over the last dog's territorial claims. We go on the same path almost daily, but each day Penny views it as a new and marvelous world to explore.
Dear ones, this is such an amazing take on life, I tell ya. I've never seen anyone, person or canine, be so enthralled with something so routine. And, she's such a better dog when I take her for a daily walk. I'd like to think I'm a better person for taking a daily walk. I'm healthier, for sure, and it helps me clear my head and transition from work time to at-home time. That Penny... she's a smart one.