The weather is so deceiving. It felt really pretty out this morning so I decided we’d go for a walk even though I didn’t wake up at our new walking time. Since it’s a holiday, I didn’t set the alarm haha. So I woke up a little more and then got all set to go out. It felt great, a light breeze with a little coolness to it. For the majority of the first part of the walk, we’re in shade and I think that made the difference. Towards the end of the first leg, the sun breaks through and as soon as it hit me I heated up pretty instantly. By the time we got home I was covered in sweat and it was only just after eight. Ah well, it was still a nice walk. We haven had some dog distraction right at the start that required some obedience to get Jayden concentrating.
Jayden wasn’t at all bothered by fireworks last night. I had no idea what to expect. Sometimes there are firecrackers nearby but there weren’t any last night. I’m glad we didn’t have any nearby idiots haha. The distant fireworks show could be heard, but Jayden passed out since it was our normal bed time, so that was a relief.
We had fun at Gamma’s yesterday. I’ve been playing hide and seek with him there which is a lot of fun because her house is bigger than the apartment. Gamma gets a kick out of watching Jayden hunt for me. The last time I hid, I got under the kitchen table. When he found me he had a heck of a good time licking me while I tried to get out from under the table haha! Then he got all excited and went into the dining room and started spinning in circles which caused him to run into the chair and worry Gamma, then he went on a tear around the house and I couldn’t seem to stop him. Finally he came to me and calmed down and didn’t manage to break anything. I really need to figure out a safe place where he can run. I could easily let him out into Gamma’s back yard, but she’s a stickler about poop being picked up immediately. So it just won’t work unless someone is there with a good set of eyes. It’s really a bummer because his friend Charlie is next door and they could run along the fence. I have to respect her wishes on the poop front though. I wish I had a sightie friend with a yard. Hmmm.
Friday, Dave took us to this old skeletal mall. It’s the oldest mall here, but it’s just pretty much died. I don’t know how it stays open, with only like four stores haha. Basically it’s just used for mall walkers. So Dave took us there to get familiar with it because it’ll be great to go there for a good long walk while it’s so hot. Jayden did great of course.
We had to find the bathroom and the only one available is in the last remaining department store. So we folloed Dave to it. I am just amazed that Jayden finds the big stall in every new bathroom. That’s gotta be the raising.
Leaving the store, Dave was behind us and I could just hear Jayden thinking, man this was a lot easier when I could just follow Dude. It was a little challenging getting back out of the store, but Jayden did great, of course.
That’s about all with regards to Jayden. Baseball has gone well; we took three of four games in Minnesota and now it’s back home to play the Red Sox. I’ve got Sunday’s game playing quietly since I tried to listen last night and the feed dropped, which has never happened with an archived game. Unfortunately there’s no way to fast forward, so you just have to start at the beginning to pick up where you left off. It’s been annoying in the past, but the feed dropping was the last straw and I finally emailed mlb.com about it. I have to wonder if the main player has the ability to fast forward and if so, it’s not fair that the lite player doesn’t. So hopefully when I reach the fifth inning, the feed will stay up. I know we won, but I want to hear how it happened.
Oh yeah, Jayden’s birthday is coming up, so I’m hoping to get to Petsmart very soon to spoil him rotten. =D