Walked three miles today with the dogs--up to MS's house in Tangletown, and back down to home. Lovely afternoon, and even Hoover wasn't a total menace on his leash (I've been trying to give him things to do, like sit and stay, when other dogs--who have a perfect right to exist--encroach on his territory simply by being alive. He likes that he gets rewarded for borderline behavior. I mean, he sits, but mostly because I keep saying "Aa . . .AAA!" at him.). It felt good to be out.