I had a few returns to make at the Mall today, and Haddie was my happy sidekick. Because the kids are in school before most stores open, we walked the one-story Mall waiting for the gates to the stores to release. These are the days I wish I owned a pedometer. I am curious how many laps around the large plat would make a mile, 2 miles, 3 ...
She saw the janitor wheel by with his big cart of goods, babies and toddlers, people with walkers and in wheelchairs, the gates clanking up and down as employees arrived for work, music playing through the ceiling, shinny floors, and mannequins. She observed everything with perked ears and turn of the head, but didn't break her Under and didn't lick her surroundings. I consider it a good moment in training.
I wasn't fast enough for a photo (the ones taken here were with an outstretched hand and a bit of luck that she was actually in the frame), but she would look up to me through the open slats in the chair. It was so adorable. I love the moments when she is clued into me and waiting for approval and her next assignment. For the most part, this is her way during outings. Searching for me to look at her, checking in.
Even the little moments like Mall Walking, and sitting, are fun with Haddie.