The Problems Of Walking A Black Dog At Night

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“Um… CJ?”

The past week has seen me walking CJ for a few evenings and once in the morning. It has raised some interesting questions, namely – how the hell do you keep track of a black dog in a dark park during the evening?

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Helen decided to solve this by buying a flashing LED light that hung from her collar. She ate the first one and the second one’s effectiveness is limited to say the least.

While she generally stays close if it is just us in the park, throw another dog into the equation and she will going running off into the dark completely out of sight.

It requires following the sound of her jangling collar to finally track her down which is more tiring than it sounds. Especially when she’s chasing a terrier…

That is why I favour the ‘take her to the beach and let her tire herself out’ approach. As I’d left my wallet work, that’s exactly what we did at the weekend – cue lots of running and jumping over rocks to make sure she slept well.

In fact, it seems I have found my niche – tiring the dog out. We did the same thing tonight and she is currently crashed out in front of the TV after an evening of doing a few errands in the car (she wasn’t driving) and going to the park. Plus she seems to be genuinely affectionate to me – which is nice.

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About Timon Singh

Timon Singh lives in Bristol, England with his girlfriend Helen Harfield. He is a graduate of Liverpool University where he received a degree in Social and Economic History. He is currently a Creative Copywriter and does freelance work for Den of Geek and Inhabitat. An avid film geek, he can often be found on his sofa basking in the power of his home cinema system. He can also be found on Twitter: @timonsingh
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