The reason I didn’t want to take both dogs AND the Snapper at the same time was because of some vague, imagined something that might “happen” that I wouldn’t be able to handle with all three. But then I realized that that something would be just as unmanageable with just one dog and the Snapper. As I am prepared to let a dog fight go on without my intervention while I dial 911 and keep my child at a safe distance, as painful as it would be to watch one or both of my dogs attacked, I decided that walking both at once is worth this remotest of possibilities to save me some time and hassle. So this morning I tried it and they were champs! We steered clear of other dogs because they are a bit excitable, but even so they mainly did a little interested jumping and were brought quickly into line by the leash coupler which knocks them together when I pull on the leash. They even did OK with the occasional squirrel or rabbit. They both did all their business and so I let them wander around the apartment while I got the Snapper ready for breakfast. He didn’t mind waiting because he was having so much fun watching them have their drink and investigate their new surroundings.
The other reason I’m tired is that yesterday I did SIX GARBAGE BAGS, 30 GALLON, of what we are calling “flood laundry,” which is all the stuff that was in the upstairs of our old house and didn’t get wet but got very stinky. I did it at the laundromat in two and a half hours, which I think is some kind of a record, and when I got home I was beat.