Today at 8:30 I started whining to get Anne to take me for a walk. She has listened the past couple of mornings and today is no different. I get my leash on, and as soon as she opens the door, I pull away and run to the front bush. Then I take off down the sidewalk at full speed which is around 7 miles per hour. I hear her calling, “Wait, Puppy!” so I do. She grabs my leash and we both take off running. We turn the corner and keep going, but I’m slowing down now. I stop to sniff some gravel next to a light post. We continue on. In the distance, I see him, a pug. He lives at the end of the block and whenever I come near, he starts racing up and down the chain link fence around his back yard. He’s a real showoff. Thinks he can run so fast. I always bark and pull toward him, but Anne always says, “Come on Puppy, good boy.” Today I had a big surprise. She let go of my leash! I ran over there and tried to get him to stop and sniff so we could get acquainted, but he wouldn’t. He just kept racing back and forth. I raced back and forth for a minute, but got bored. How are we supposed to be friends if he won’t stop and sniff? We went on home, but I got to run free today. It was fantastic!