When I take Rick for his walks around the local lanes I have to keep him on a lead. I would love to let him loose and I’m sure he would trot along nicely next to me. But if he sees a car, a tractor or a bike he will charge off like a loon and give chase, he has zero re-call. He therefore has to wear his harness but his leash is long and if all is quiet I let it out fully so that he can wander fairly freely and investigate all those interesting smells in the hedgerows.
This morning Rick took full advantage of his long leash. I looked round and he had disappeared completely through the hedge and was very unwilling to come back.
I think he had discovered some young rabbits playing in the field and couldn’t understand why I wouldn’t follow him through the hedge. I had quite a tug-of-war getting him back.
|back home with his toy bunny|
|waiting for papa to come home from the shops (he's not actually allowed on the furniture)|