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Thumb ready to lie on top of paw

Kwali's paw lies easily on my hand

[c30186-kwalipawb.jpg] Kwali relaxes, her paw on my hand

I start moving my thumb to go over Kwali's paw

At my first try, Kwali retracted her paw; I expect that. The second time, she rested her paw on my hand. Then I let her paw down. This is my second lift of Kwali's paw. This time, she did not retract the paw, but let it lie easily in my hand. Here, I am starting to move my thumb to lie over the top of her paw.

We are both quite relaxed.

Two dogs at once

On practically every walk, I take both dogs at once. Each is accustomed to waiting for the other, if I'm occupied with one of them.

In effect, I'm squatting, resting; Kwali and I both fairly still, and Kumbi, then, just relaxes, sniffs around, and waits for us. He knows he'll get his turn.

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