Oh my. Such an exciting walk with Sebastian tonight! I had let Viola out for one of her rambles while watering, meaning to encourage her back inside when I put Sebastian on his leash for his walk.
Well, Sebastian took off for his walk at a run and Viola decided she wasn’t going home, no sirree, not while Sebastian was having fun! So she took off for the Orchard too, frisking away from me when I tried to herd her home.
Eventually I caught her and tried to carry her home, while Sebastian pulled with all his might in the opposite direction and tangled his leash in stuff!
We sorted that out and Sebastian galloped off into the wilds on his extension leash while I jogged after him, worrying about snakes.
We were passing a house peacefully minding our own business when a dog within began barking. The owners came out to investigate led by the dog, which was making extraordinary noises most aptly described as being like the hound of the Baskervilles on steroids with modern amplification.
Sebastian froze while we both looked at the fragile fence and I attempted to explain to the owners that I was just an innocent neighbour walking her cat and not a gang come to kill them all.
I carried Sebastian past the drama and then he asked to be put down and ran for home.
Took him a while to calm down and start to enjoy his walk again!