Road filled with marvels, With smells, traces, history… Fascinating world! My twenty-three pound bichon frise (he’s huge for the breed, not fat) directs our morning walks. Some days, it’s a quick jaunt to the mailbox, while other days we meander a loop toward the small beach or embark on the even longer walk past the… Continue reading Lessons Learned in Walking With an Old Dog
There may come a time When I don’t read or write posts But it’s not this day. It’s important to know yourself, especially the solid core center of you, what makes you essentially who you are in the world. Beyond insistent blares and expectations laid upon you, beyond the ideas of who you are supposed… Continue reading Writer, Know Thyself!
Dog hurtles out door — Sniff, track, bark, explore new smells Glorious morning! He didn’t want to get up, but he also wanted to be at my side. Up at 5:30 in the morning for ambitous undertakings, I padded down the stairs, flicked on the lights, and pressed the button for the electric kettle to… Continue reading Worth Getting Up For…
Stubborn dog refuses No more hot August dog stroll Seared feet, tongue dragging… Two women ambled with a small dog on a long leash that hot August afternoon. Absorbed in conversation, they were oblivious to his request to slow down, to sniff reeking wonders. As I approached, his panting was so obvious, his discomfort so… Continue reading Listen to the Dog
Downward dog greets day Barking, running, then resting Let sleeping dog nap As much as I adore dogs, this post is not about dogs. It is, however, about a valuable lesson one I learned from my in-house life coach, known as my dog companion. For several weeks, I’ve been religiously using my SELF journal.… Continue reading Saluting Dawn
Try another way: Happy, healthy, loved, loving The simplest, hard thing I want to be a dog in my next life. How wonderful to race into ocean, chase the tennis ball again and again, filthy and stinking with sand muck? Delicious food in my bowl, friends to sniff and play, deer to chase? I… Continue reading Another Road, Taken
White dog poised. Cars stop. Dog crosses with great purpose Walk must be finished. He asked for it. I got to come along as his necessary companion, attaching the leash and tossing the treat once offered years ago to coax a reluctant puppy to take a long walk, that memory so cherished that it… Continue reading Bring a Dog Along…