Even though mom's knees were hurting and she needed a cane to help her walk, she still took me to the park today so I could have a nice long run - she loves me so much!!! It was the perfect weather for me, only 61 degrees which is the coolest we have had in so many months. We spent a long there as mom could only walk slow but I had the best time running and sniffing. Can you believe it though, yet again I had the whole park to myself - no buddies to catch up with - sigh. I guess I did have some company though (apart from mom) there were hundreds of these hopper things. Mom said they were either grasshoppers or locust but I don't care what they were because to me they were just annoying!! They would jump up and land in my fur every time I went to sniff a bush and they were eating the yellow flowers that mom likes. I even managed to chomp one but it didn't taste at all nice so I spat it out very quickly. This afternoon I went over to visit Franklin and we went for a short walk together around our common. Franklin hasn't been going out much lately so he really enjoyed his stroll.