Turkey Tracks: January 28,2020
AC Slater and His Yellow Ball
AC Slater carries this yellow ball with him everywhere.
He carries it—or whatever toy he can find—to greet visitors.
But the ball is his “go to” toy. His favorite. It used to light up in the dark when in motion. No more. But it still squeaks—a high-pitched sound he adores.
I am asked to throw it for him many, many times each day. But he does understand when I’ve had enough.
For the past 2 days I have not taken him to the dog park. We have a warm spell, and there is too much mud. And too much thawed you-know-what. I get it that some people do not want to walk in the snow and risk slipping on underlying ice, but…
AC gets a fair amount of running in my woods—and he loves to go out to tree whatever squirrels have ventured out. But he’s also VERY social and loves seeing the other dogs at the dog park. And, the people. He loves people.
The sun has come out and all is bright and shiny—but the snow has mostly melted away. It is colder, so I will check later to see if the dog park mud is frozen. If not, maybe I’ll take the chuck-it thrower and some balls elsewhere so he has some time dedicated to just him.
He may have acquired an allergy to meat proteins—but more on that for another day. Meanwhile, he is happy, affectionate, and continues to enrich my life.