I had dropped him at daycare in the morning while I went to try to find a new pair of jeans (it's amazing how quickly jeans wear out when you have to wash the dog park out of them constantly). So when I picked up Ray, I was full of new confidence. I exuded positive, calm energy at the daycare. I exuded positive, calm energy while driving home. I exuded positive, calm energy when I told Ray to come to get him to jump out of the back seat of the car. I exuded positive, calm energy as we walked down the block and around the corner.
As we turned the corner, Ray went into full-on Spastic Cannonball mode. It is VERY difficult to exude positive, calm energy when you have a 60-some pound blind dog running circles around you and hurling himself in your general direction. All I could do was laugh hysterically and hang on for dear life.