Tuesday morning Spike took me for a relatively long walk. This made me happy for several reasons.
Most importantly, taking a long walk shows that Spike is feeling better. He's strong and acting like his old self.
I was happy that the weather was warmer--with temperatures in the mid-thirties. I was happy that I had taken Spike out early enough to accommodate a long walk, even though I had an early morning tutoring appointment.
Because of cold weather and Spike's illness, most of our recent walks were really "walks" in which we barely left our property. The long walk helped me feel more connected with our neighborhood. It gave me a chance to think. That walk may have helped save my life.