When Kyle and I pulled into Kassie's house, the first thing Kassie and I did was let Kyle and Boo meet. Boo is Kassie's almost six-year-old black lab/chow mix. It took about a minute for Boo to establish her dominance over Kyle, and then they were great friends the rest of our stay.
Since Kyle had just sat through another long car ride and Boo was stuck home while Kassie worked all day, we decided to lod up the dogs and head to the riverwalk downtown.
(Boo and Kyle sitting on the back seat with smiles on their faces and their tongues hanging out of their mouths.)
Kyle and I loved the riverwalk, and Kassie was willing to act as our photographer so we actually got quite a few pictures together.
(Kyle and I sitting in front of a spillway on the river.)
(Kyle and I sitting in front of the river.)
It sure felt good to stretch our legs after half a day in the car. Because Boo isn't a service dog, she got to run around on the trail sniffing everything and chasing geese. I was so proud of Kyle. He didn't let working alongside Boo distract him in the slightest and walked on a nice loose leash with his head held high the entire time.
(At one point we got another family to take a picture of Kassie, Boo, Kyle and me in front of one of the spillways.)
The riverwalk was a perfect evening outing. Next time we visit Kassie, we'll have to make a return trip to the river.