"No! I will not step off the stones! It looks right snakey out there!"
This attitude of course will not stand. He must be able to walk around and go whenever and wherever we need him to go. Wet or dry, he needs to do his business.
This morning, Fred and Jam had a small battle of wills. Jam had determined that the edge of the deck was as far as he would go and he was unwilling to do his business at all. This was after a full evening's sleep and breakfast, Jam was chock full of "business" so to speak.
Fred brought him inside. After about half an hour, Fred tried again, only this time, he got the leash and tried to take him through the gate and into the front yard for some busy work.
Nothing doing. Those orifices were closed for business. Fred waited an hour and they went out again.
"It's snakey out there." Jam hopped back onto the deck and looked longingly at the door inside.
It just might be right snakey out there. ;-)