What with Poppy's liver failure, cruciate ligament injury and sore shoulder, and my gammy hip, not to mention the weather alternating between heat wave and torrential rain, walks have been on the short side this year. I have been building up very gradually over the last six weeks or so, and this morning we walked all the way to where the rivers meet and back - a whole two miles in one walk! It may not sound like much, but it is the furthest Poppy has walked without a rest part way since she was first ill, and the most I have managed in one go for some months. Still not close to the walks we did when we were all younger and fitter, but if we can get back to averaging three miles a day I will be very happy, and so will Sophy. Even Poppy is much better with plenty of gentle walking - I think reducing the Pred is giving her more energy, as well as more fluff.