I ended the short walk by taking the path along the irrigation canal. She always looks at the water longingly but hasn't tackled the rather steep banks.
Until today when she found the spot that boys have created by riding their bikes across the canal.
And today is the first time that that Sammy and Maddie have approached a detente. One can only hope but after all, they're all they have, a dog and a cat. There is no option C.