Eclipse is a young Golden, which means that he has energy. Sometimes a lot of energy! He's not distructive in the house or anything but we lack a big backyard where he can go and run. One of our ultimate goals is to move to a place that has no limit on the number of dogs with a big fenced in backyard and to get Eclipse a friend (probably a rescued lab for Alex), but for now that's not an option. Since Eclipse is lacking a friend, when he gets riled up he tries to get Kira to play with him and let's just say, she's not a fan. I've been slacking on his walks because I haven't felt well, have been uber emotional and could only find my skate shoes which don't give my highly arched feet the support they need (planning on transitioning to barefoot walking for this summber but haven't done it yet). I could come up with more excuses; oh yes, another good one, Eclipse's dog reactiveness!
This weekend though, Eclipse got quite a bit of exercise. He was getting some serious cabin-fever so Alex and I took him and headed to Coreena's to visit his sister Eva and cousin Charlie. It was quite nice out so we took them to the dog park and let them run around for about 45 minutes before they all indicated they'd had enough. They had a blast and so did we!
Then Alex left his phone up there so we had to go get it yesterday so we took all six dogs to the dog park and let them romp and run and have a good time. It was nice seeing them let lose, I need to take them to the school at least a few times a week to let them run but I can only take Kira when Alex goes since she doesn't register that I'm calling her so she just keeps wandering.
Right now Eclipse is peacefully conked out on the dog bed, surrounded by his favorite stuffies. Ah, the life of a dog :-D