Our new pet has become a blessing to yet another child. Our oldest son is supposed to be working on getting in shape, but is having some trouble with the motivation. He decided he wants to go for a daily run, so we assigned him to walk the dog daily. That was too much work, so he refused to accept the daily assignment, reserving the right to only walk the dog when he felt like it. Unfortunately for him, the young dog doesn’t know when he is assigned to walk with him or not. He has started begging for a walk. He begs my son, and begs, and begs until my boy gives in. He then heads off on a good trot and my son is getting his workout if he feels like it or not!