Now that we live in an apartment again, there is no more opportunity to be lazy and just let the dog into the backyard when he needs to do his business. Nope, that's not the way the world works anymore. Every morning, my alarm goes off at 5:20am so that Gunner and I can go for a 20 minute walk before I have to get to the hustle and bustle of my day. I had thought that it would feel like an inconvenience, or that I would start to dread it.
Instead, I find myself wishing that we had more time for our little morning walks, and I look forward to the idea of making them longer. It'll be a while before that alarm goes off at 5am... It might not even happen. But deep down, I really want it, because that time that the two of us spend together every morning before most of the City is awake, before anyone has to rush off to wherever they need to be, that time is so special, and it's all ours.