It was just a task that Scout took on–a way to let us know that we don’t always have to be responsible for his goings and comings.
Besides, if we put the leash ON the dog when we brought him up to the house from the garden, he rebelled, spinning and leaping in a tantrum. You could almost hear him saying “I’m a big boy now, stop treating me like a puppy!”
The one minute video ends with the dog carrying the leash to my mom, who was staying the weekend.
She comes to see the dog, and we are also here. We’ve gotten over it.