I was over at Widget's House scooping poop on Friday and watched Travis racing back and forth between the yards, literally leaping over the fences as he went. He was showing off for me, and how better than to take advantage of the deep snow to run a steeplechase course around the building? Travis is an exceptionally athletic and agile dog, and having a fused jaw doesn't slow him down one bit.
I set the pooper scooper shovels aside and went into Widget's House to get the camera. Outside, I called Travis over, pointed to the nearest fence, and said, "Okay, go for it!" And he did. He'd take off on a dead run for the fence, leap over it, hit the snowcover, run about 20 more feet, then stop and spin around to look at me. His face had an expression that said, "Well, how was that?" As he cleared the fence, I'd click the shutter.
Not sure if I got the photo I wanted, I'd say to him, "Okay, let's do it again!" and he'd zoom back over the fence for me. I had him do this four times until I was satisfied I had the photo, though he was happy to keep obliging. Yes, he likes to show off!
His ability to leap fences when the snow is this deep is clearly a "confinement issue" in winter, since he does like to get out and take off if he sees an opportunity when unsupervised. In tomorrow's post, I'll show you our current "confinement solution" for this boy.