The Girl and I woke about our usual time. She retired early last night, tired and sore. She’s walking with a noticeable limp and was lagging behind me badly during errands yesterday afternoon. She was not interested in much walking last night, so we stayed in. I had laid in some provisions for the next week or so, and was prepared to feed myself (as well as the Girl).
I slept pretty well, especially given that we upped our distances the last couple of days. That’s why we’re both tired — I’m challenging us physically with distance and pace. That’s good for both of us, I think.
This morning we rose and I did my morning thing, some meditation, some coffee, and time to wake. Then we took off walking. I elected to go by the old orphanage to give her some time off-lead. We walked through the Capitol grounds for some exercise and to collect a few Poké’mon Go items, plus the grounds are beautiful and I enjoy them.
While there, we visited with another walker who was also picking up Pokémon Go items. We bumped into each other on the other side of the circuit about the time the deer showed up.
The Girl really wanted to chase the group. But, I’m not OK with that, so she went into a down-stay. There were a couple of bucks, a couple of does (on with a radio transmitter who appeared to be the lead), and a couple of fawns, still in spots. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my Fuji X-T1 with me (darn it!), but still managed a couple captures with my iPhone that are good enough.
The take-away message to me is to start carrying the real camera along on my walks. Hrm…
I’ve been walking past Mom and Pop’s Diner for years, never stopping in. I decided that this morning I would. So, we crossed Carson Street and stepped inside. Because we were walking, I didn’t have the Girl’s vest on her, so I announced that she’s a service dog. I got no hassle. And, of course, the Girl behaved just like she’s supposed to.
The place has a neat vibe. Breakfast was good and the Girl has the remains of my ham to add to her kibbles for a few more meals. I’m glad I stopped in.
All in all, it was a good morning. We had great walkies, a fun encounter with a herd of deer, and good food. Life is good.