In fact, Mummy anticipated that the walk would be strenuous on a 7 month old giant puppy so she planned two rest stops. First at the void deck of a HDB block in Hougang. Zeus was so tired that he laid down on the marble table and panted and panted. And it wasn't even 1/3 of the way there.
The reason for this walk was this book mummy is reading, How to Raise the Perfect Puppy, by Cesar Milan, which advocates that dogs have at least 1-hour walks each day, to mimic to act of migration in which ancestral dogs do - travel to find food.
Just thought mummy'll make Zeus work for his food.
Unfortunately Zeus got really lazy halfway there. When we were nearing the Japanese Cemetery, Zeus lagged and dawdled. He couldn't even be bothered to explore the cemetery when mummy undid his leash. He just flopped under a stone chair and refused to move.
To cut the long story short, mummy had to half carry Zeus there towards the end. Funnily enough, Zeus perked up right after he reached Doggy Style Cafe at NEX. Because there were other dogs he could play with (alas he had to walk to Toby's house in the rain).
Today however, Zeus was pampered to the nines. No long migration walks. He was fetched to Toby's place where he played with Toby, before he was fetched to NEX and back to Toby's place and then back home.
Besides humping, Zeus has also mastered the art of peeing with a hind leg up, and saving his pee for marking objects. Yes, this is very fascinating for mummy, because it wasn't long ago that Zeus peed sitting down (like a girl) and he usually pees all at once. Later, he figured out on his own that if he peed all he had at once, then he wouldn't have any left for marking territory :)