This morning as I left to bike into work, I heard some awful barking. On investigation I discovered that someone was taking his dog for a drive, letting him bark at various things, be it people at the bus stop, other cars, etc. He didn't seem to have any particular destination, as he just went up a dead end street, turned around and slowly proceeded back down. (Dog barking the whole time.)
But that was just this morning. A few days ago we discovered that there is another dog in our condo complex - a Basset hound, of all things. His name is Barkley and he certainly is friendly enough. He played with Louise for a while - he's just the right speed for her - playful, but not too fast. Louise hopes to see more of Barkley.
Speaking of puppies, we encountered another one while at the dog park yesterday. This one was a Blue Heeler/Shepherd/Lab mix, and was less than a year old, so it had lots of spunk. On top of that, it was about four times as fast as Louise. She had trouble keeping up, but that didn't stop her from trying. After about twenty minutes I had to pull her out and head home. Not that she wanted to, but I could tell she was starting to get exhausted.
Of course, this meant she settled down very easily when we got home, which meant we could go out for dinner without hearing any protests from Louise. That's what I call a win-win situation.