Some may have heard me moan about my gammy knee once or twice... It's had a setback after stupidly doing a bit of gardening at the weekend, then needing to carry about 40kg of frozen dog food from the front door to the freezer. I've been taking Jasper for his afternoon walks but they're very short, and pretty boring for him. Just when he thinks, 'Yay, we're going to Upton Heath/the woods/the golf course' I turn for home, and he is so disappointed (Occasionally having a lie-down protest so I just sit next to him and enjoy the rest.) I'd love to think of some games to entertain him in the garden and get him to accept them as an alternative. But... - Games that involve me running about the garden are out. - I'm not sure J particularly enjoys food-based interactive games - he just enjoys the food! - I've tried agility-type games with him but for some reason he gets waaaay overexcited - two jumps over a pole and he starts jumping all over me instead - Tug is out, he's far too strong for me. - Digging out the ball chucker is a possibility, but it might be a bit too twisty-turny for his joints. 'Find' is a good one, which he does like in the house. Any other ideas? And is there really any chance of me entertaining him enough that when we come back inside, he won't say, 'That was fun Mum. Can we go for our walk now?' He is very fixed to his routine.