No need for shorter days to interfere with your daily constitutionals, but safety of both your four legged person and that of the sluggish two legger on the other end of the leash is imperative.
Thus I encourage all of my pals to insist on proper gear when leaving the house at dawn or dusk (and certainly when it is fully dark).
Here I am setting out on my evening stroll as the sun is getting lower in the sky. As you can see, I am outfitted with my stylish jacket. Momma is similarly dressed but as she looks more like a DPW employee who missed the last truck home, we'll skip the photo.
|Cars have their headlights on. That means I have my safety gear on.|
One mile into our excursion, you can observe that despite there still being some natural light (this photo was taken without benefit of a flash), I would be virtually invisible were I clothed in just my harness.
|Can you see me now?|
Your safety gear is not just to alert motorists to your presence, but also other walkers. When I see an amorphous shape looming out of the darkness towards my momma, well, nothing to do but go on full AR AR AR alert until I determine if it is friend or foe. This can be disconcerting for all involved.
If you don't care for jackets, you can opt for a nice bandanna made of reflective material. There are many sources for all your evening walkie needs, but start by shopping Night Gear (which also offers a wide variety of options for your humans).
P.S. For anybody keeping score, Master harvested the apples today and set to making applesauce. Thus ending the cycle of estate fruit for the season. He likes to pick them a little on the green side to give his applesauce that extra zip.