This weekend we had our first "real" cold (30F's and extremely windy). I put the light-weight coat on EL D and let him in the yard to do his business and get a little exercise. Right off the bat, he goes charging all around the yard - outdoor B-500! My yard has flower beds all over the place and EL D would race down the pathways (kind of maze-like) like a - well, like a basenji - and eventually took to leaping over the narrow flower beds. It was hysterical!
Jack has been doing that in our backyard as well- it is a little hard for him, since he has to wear a tie-line, but he goes tearing around the yard in circles and figure eights. Luckily we don't have any flowers in our backyard. It is the funniest- and funnest- thing ever!
Sahara has been doing this for about a year now. She takes off from the back yard or front yard, depends what is going on. If I am leaving in the car, I pull out of the driveway, tell her, "Mommy will be back", and she takes off around the house, it is so funny. If she is in the back with me, all of a sudden she takes off like in a mad dash, around and around until she is winded. Sometimes she comes through the doggie door, drinks water and out again to start all over. It is the funniest thing to watch, I love my baby girl.