You might remember wee Jack's sadness at not being to go out and play or walk the streets of Oxford. Until his vaccinations kicked in and he was fully protected, he was confined to our back terrace and our garden. But those days are officially over, and Jack has now bounded onto the wider world.
At first Jack was very, very unhappy with his collar, and extremely unhappy to be confined to a leash. But it's a process, teaching a pup to get used to leads and collars and being reigned in, and patience is key. Luckily, with those big, brown, puppy dog eyes, patience with Jack comes easily.
We chose Holywell Cemetery as his first real walk, since it's far from traffic, not many people around, and there's lots to explore and smell. As we slowly wound our way around the paths, Jack would do OK for a bit and then decide enough was enough, lay down, and look at me with eyes that said,"Why have you brought me to this strange and scary wilderness?"
There was a lot of stopping and starting, whining and crying, but we persevered.