The Daily Digital Photo
Chronicling the life of Clayton and Spenser, with memories of Scooter

July 30, 2008

Some of you have written in to ask me just what the heck a Special Walk™ is. Ah, let me tell you. A Special Walk™ is when Phillip takes Spenser for a long walk off leash in the woods around us. This became possible only about a year ago, after Spenser consistently demonstrated that he could stay near Phillip and not run off like a banshee after the deer. Clayton has always been able to be off leash, but he is not a power walker like his brother so he stays at home. Spenser wears all the accoutrements for this activity (i.e., tracking and shock collar), and Phillip carries the tracking antenna, just in case. He's had to use it only a couple of times and Spenser was always nearby. Phillip is always easy to spot because he pulls his white socks up over the bottom of his pant legs, to keep the ticks from crawling up. I will try to get a photo of this little fashion no-no next Saturday, unless Phillip reads this beforehand.