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Now that the farm season is winding down, we have a problem. A dog problem. As in a dog who doesn’t spend eight hours a day outside anymore, and who now thinks we are terribly frustrating humans.  It’s not so bad on the weekends when we take our walks, but even then a 1.5-2 hour walk isn’t enough to keep this dog in high spirits.

Seth and I knew this would be a problem, but I guess I didn’t realize how much until last weekend’s fall party when no less than four people said, “Is that Lily?  Lily!  I didn’t recognize you inside the house!  You look so different.  Your ears are back and you’re not sniffing everything.”

She really, really doesn’t want the winter off.

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We can go for walks at night after work, but it’s not really her jam.  It’s as if she thinks that since we can’t go for 2+ hours, then we shouldn’t go at all.  We get a few streets away and then she stops mid-stride and turns back for home.  Well, maybe that’ll change once winter really sets in.  Who knows?  We might even get lucky and get a blizzard to dump 50″ of snow, which will give the dog some resistance as she prances (and I cry).

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We are so screwed.

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