UPDATE: Lucifer Lou had his first day of being grounded to his leash while taking our morning walk.
We made it to the far end of the beach where we usually let the dogs run, Sami happily took off bounding around. Lou took four steps and realized he was still attached. In true Lou form, his response was to wag his tail, tangle us up in the leash, while bouncing joyously and shouting, “I regret NOTHING!!!!”
Sami was able to get some exercise while chasing birds up and down the beach. She managed to come back immediately when called . . . Lou called her a “show-off.”
On our morning walk today we saw our neighbor from across the street with her beautiful brindle boxer/pit bull mix.
Sami and Lou are very fond of the brindle and we have had many encounters with him as he often slips his collar and heads to the beach. He is a big friendly baby and is very gentle with our harridan and her minion. Minion Lou loves this big guy who will run along the beach with us whenever he spots our foursome on a morning walk.
Today when we came across him and his mom (who we see less often than her dog), the family cat was tagging along on their morning walk. Minot, the cat, comes when she is called, walks alongside her mom and big brother, and gives other dogs the stink eye as only a cat can do.