I decided that since Geppetto is such high energy, he wants to play or walk all the time, I'd take him for a bike ride and give him a good run. Got the bike fixed up and away we went. At first, it was really hard. He's not a good walker, he's like a zig zag walker, likes to walk all over the place and smell everything, that's not a bad thing when you're on foot, it's not very good on a bike.
He's mostly looking for squirrels. And sometimes he just stops mid stride and does a full body shake. About 1/2 block into our ride he did that shake thing. I almost ran him over. Disaster averted, we tried again. Then we kind of got in a groove, he was getting used to staying on one side of the sidewalk, me on the other, then a goddamn squirrel ran across the sidewalk right in front of us. Geppetto went after it, the leash jerked the handlebars and flew out of my hand and the bike and I went flying the other way. As I was falling I was freaking out about Geppetto running across the road. Fortunately, the squirrel went up the parkway tree and Geppetto was only interested in that. I picked myself up and snagged the leash. Geppetto was none the worse for wear but I was a little flummoxed. I walked the bike home from there!
Even though we only made it about 4 blocks we were both exhausted after our ordeal. I suppose I accomplished what I set out to do - wear him out.