Now that Sonia's of age in dog years, she wants more independence, especially when Fio takes her for walks around the driveway. For the second day in a row, Doggie broke leash halfway down the north drive on the way back to the house to investigate an interesting smell. But when she'd followed the scent as far as it interested her, Sonia did NOT return to Fiorella, Instead, she started trotting along the driveway toward the front porch, pausing to look behind her from time to time to be sure Mommy was still with her.
Fiorella appreciates her solicitude and is relieved that Sonia's goal is the front porch, not the big, bad, wonderful world out there. And she realizes Sonia is at the age that she feels entitled to make her own decisions. But Fiorella wants to keep her on the leash.