A few days later, Viktor howled along with Tino, who was stuck at home while I was out on a case with Mu. I wish I could have heard it. A couple of days ago, Viktor stood in the melee of playing dogs, and wagged his tail for a full 30 seconds. His previous record for tail wagging was blink and you missed it. Just now, while he was out for a walk with Fozzie, they chased a squirrel, sort of, as much as they could without me letting go of the leashes. He is making great progress.
Viktor likes to take long, slow walks, with lots of sitting around looking at things. I would like to accommodate him as much as possible, but lots of people ask me to do lots of things, And it’s hard for me to take a big chunk out of my day to stand around and stare off into space with Viktor, as fun as it is. I try to be productive by working on my phone. I will update records or sometimes I will call someone who is needing lost pet services, and interview them about their cat or dog. Now that I have committed to writing this blog every day for a year, it seems appropriate that I use Viktor’s walk time for writing the blog and editing photographs and such.
Victor will never be a working dog like Mu or Fozzie or Tino, because anytime he is out in public, he freezes if a person or dog approaches, and he can’t move it until they go on by. I think we have found the perfect job for him: assistant blog editor.