Things are moving fast now. Seems like only yesterday I was afraid to climb down the steps to the first floor. Now I can go up and down those stairs blindfolded, with toys in my mouth. The outside steps to the back yard? A little steeper, a little longer, but not a problem.
Next they bring me to these steps steps in Discovery Park. Yikes, it’s a long way down.
But heck, I’m young and agile. Daring, too.
These are venerable steps, a vestige of the park’s military past. Recruits were no doubt forced to sprint up and down these steps, and today a few serious runners do the same. I’m not that serious– just naive and curious.
Going down is easy. I just take it slow, letting gravity take over. After Heather drops that clunky rope, I figure it out. I’m at the bottom in no time.
Uh-oh. Now I have to go back up. Luckily, I’m spunky enough to suck it up and go for it. Once I get into the rhythm of the climb, I kind of enjoy it. I’m the little dachshund that could! (I think I can, I think I can…).
When I beat Heather to the top, it’s pure gravy.
And now, for my next trick…