We had a rather short neighbourhood walk today, though not completely uneventful. We were walking down a short block on a quiet downward slanting street. I was looking out for traffic at the upcoming corner, when I felt a little jerk. I looked down to see Gabi caught on the low hanging branch of a small thorn tree. I had her stand still and gently unhooked the thorns from her harness and a fold of skin. I examined her thoroughly and there didn’t seem to be any broken skin.
Later on alone the road, Gabi found an old chicken bone on someone’s front lawn. Luckily I caught it in time, removed the bone from her mouth and tossed it away. She does seem to have a scavenging problem, we’ll have to do something about that. It maybe be natural for dogs to hunt and scavenge, but eating random things like that can be dangerous because they could be infected or poisoned.
It’s starting to get colder, especially at night. Gabi seems to end up sleeping in my bed more and more.
Image: “Girdle of Thorns”, flickerCC.