As the walk progresses, her speed starts to slow, she lingers at trees to smell them, she pulls backward on the leash. It doesn't matter how long the walk is, she does this one short walks and long walks. She does this on walks that end at our house, or on the trail where the walk ends at the car. As we near the end of the walk, she slows.
It's almost as if she knows that the fun time is ending, and she wants to prolong the moment as long as she can.
Normally, I'm just frustrated with her slowing. Today, I understand her foot dragging. As my vacation nears its end, I'm slowing down. I want the time to gone on longer, I want to stay in Arizona and visit with family, play ultimate, linger at the pool.