An extra hour was like a gift of gold this morning. We actually forgot to set the clocks back, so we were sitting and drinking coffee and then I suddenly remembered that it was an hour earlier than we thought. With that extra time, we decided to go for a short hike. And this morning was beautiful. Lots of other dogs walking their owners today, and Fritz was exceptionally well-behaved. (Sometimes he gets really excited to see other dogs, and when he’s not allowed to go nose to nose to meet them he sometimes turns that excitement into aggression. I’m sorry to shock anyone, but no, it turns out he is not perfect. But he is near perfect. And perfection would just be dull, right?) But the beautiful weather must have put him in an easy-going mood, because we met several other dogs of the leash, and he was not. Call us uptight, but if the sign says they should be on a leash, we keep him on a leash.