Suzanne brought her dog, Harper, over yesterday to go for a walk with Coda and me. They had a good romp in the back yard before we started out.
I thought Harper's good example of staying close to her master would be good for Coda. It was working swimmingly for the first 20 minutes. Then, Coda saw something really interesting (most likely a deer) and she took off into the woods. We called her for about 5 minutes, and she finally materialized on the road about 50 feet behind us. I was relieved and annoyed at the same time!
She paid for her sins, however. She came out covered with little burrs sticking to her fur. She hates them and rolls in the vegetation to get them off. This only increases the amount. We're going to try again today. I haven't decided whether to let her have fun or not!