|Reef and Biko cool off in the shade of the stroller|
So far, we're all adjusting well to our new walking style, and the dogs are definitely enjoying me being on maternity leave because that means our walks occur in the middle of the day while there's still bright sunshine to be had! My only worry in all of this is that because my BRAT boy Biko is still very reactive to other dogs (and by "reactive" I mean that he goes Cujo on them), I am very nervous about what we will do when we're unwillingly approached by an off-leash dog. Previously when this happened (albeit rarely, since there ARE leash laws where we live in New Jersey) I was always able to just cross to the other side of the street and walk a little faster, and possibly even run with my dogs to get away from a potential dog fight between Biko and an oncoming off-leash dog. Now, however, we've got the stroller and the baby with us, so a quick getaway isn't going to be possible.
So, so far so good in the group-walking department, and the dogs seem to be getting used to walking with the stroller and the strange little creature in it. Now, all we need are some more of these beautiful, sunny fall days, and we'll be all set!!