Cupcake likes to go for walks. He likes to sniff things and walking gives him the opportunity to do lots of that. We go for longer walks a few times a week.
Sometimes we walk the path to Vilabertran. Once you work your way through Figueres, which isn’t particularly nice, it’s a pleasant dirt path passing through fields where in winter and early spring you can get a beautiful view of the snow-capped Pyrenees.
Although it means first driving to a nearby village, I also like to walk on the multi-use path that follows the Muga River until its outlet at the sea.
The problem is, we’ll be walking along a country path and little by little he starts to slow down. Where before he was sniffing here and there, he has started to sniff every plant we pass and soon enough he’s sniffing each leaf.
|The path to Vilabertran|
|Snow in the Pyrenees|
|The Muga River|
I haven’t yet figured out if it is the heat (summer is not yet upon us and the heat, such as it is, has been pretty mild), if the walks are too long, or if he simply doesn’t want to go and is being a drama queen. But he is small and he isn’t that young and who knows what hardships he’s endured and I don’t want to do him any harm. So when he slows to a crawl and starts with the leaves, I turn around and we go back.