Going for walks can be a trip now that it's getting warmer. Being a black dog, staying out in the sun can be a bit of a problem heat wise. But she's figured out that the darker shady areas are nice and cool to walk in. So when we're out for walks, she makes beelines for the nearest shady area and slows down her walking. When she's back out in the sun, her pace picks up towards the next shady spot she can see. It goes back and forth like this until the walk is done. Once we get within sight of our apartment building, the pace really picks up and if she's got the energy left, sometimes we'll break out into a run. And then back upstairs into a cool air-conditioned apartment and a big long slurpy drippy drink of water.