Aby-a-Day – December 28: Walking home

Since we haven’t gone on therapy visits for a while, I think Jacoby has missed going out for walks. On our way home from seeing Santa at Petco, he got so excited when we got to the Broadway Bridge.

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He recognises the bridge as part of his “territory” – which seems to be defined as the area outside that he knows how to get home from. This is where he’ll hop out of the stroller and start walking.

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The bridge is definitely part of his self-defined territory. Even when we’re in a car, when he sees it, he starts getting antsy.

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He knows he’s close to home and he wants to walk!

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Luckily, it was a warm, almost 50° day, so all he needed was his fleece hoodie and his feet didn’t get cold on the pavement.

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Jake seemed so happy to be out walking. Look at his happy tail!

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After a while, Jake decides he’s tired of walking, and he hops back into his stroller.

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He especially likes riding down the ramp at the end of the bridge.

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He doesn’t mind sharing his stroller with a shopping bag, either.

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As we get closer to our building, he’ll decide he wants to walk again.

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You can tell he knows where he’s going! He even knows how to cross the little side street next to our building (not that I let him actually cross the street – he gets carried)!

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He actually stopped right below our living room windows. He knows this is our building, but I doubt he knows that he was standing right underneath the window where Angel was napping.

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Okay, Jake…let’s go back home and take off our coats.