Doggy Photo Shoot Day #42

Doggy Photo Shoot Day
“Hello there.” “What’s up?” “Are you stopping to take a picture of me?” “You are so very sweet…I know you do that because you love me.” “Go ahead take one now.” Sir Thomas knew exactly what I was thinking at that moment! That’s so amazing!

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Partners: Through and Through!

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At the animal shelter… this partnership involves love, through and through. This shelter dog seem to know that, today, it’s his turn to get love from this dog-walker, who happens to be my daughter. He, too, has so much love to give. My daughter gets endless love from the shelter dogs. The partnership keeps solidifying.

Partners

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Encounters During My Daily Walks! #2

A beautiful day! Indeed. Sir Thomas and I were on our familiar path, enjoying the nice cold and sunny weather.  At a distance Sir Thomas smelled a friend. We sped up our stride and Miller was waiting. Tails were wagging right and left.  Happy to meet, undoubtedly!

Us moms, Miller’s and I, were equally happy to see each other. The good weather had made many come out for a stroll. We caught up a bit. Laughed a lot. And, said our byes.

Forty minutes into the walk, I saw dark clouds quickly moving in.  A few at first. Then the sun was covered.  The breeze felt colder now.  Time to get home, I thought.

Dark clouds suddenly covered up the sunny day...
Dark clouds suddenly covered up the sunny day…

As I was making my way into the last stretch of our walk,  I saw a woman with a little puppy…waiting for our approach.  I felt like not stopping, but Sir Thomas had to say hello to his kind.  The woman did not say hello, but started with,  “Do you live around here?” Before I could answer, she threw another question at me, “Do you work?”  Again, before I could answer, she asked, “When did you move here?”  I managed to say 11-years ago.   She then expressed that she moved here two years ago, and paid a lot for her home, but I must not have paid much for my property back then.  She added how much she dislikes living in this part of the town.  I started to not like this talk at all; this was in no way a two-way conversation.  And this stranger was certainly very strange!

She was not done with me.  But I was!  I was ready to flee.  Sir Thomas was done with the hello part and was now busy sniffing.  I pulled the leash, his paws tightly fixed to the ground.  This gave the lady a chance to throw another question, “Do you have kids?”  Pissed off, I said, “No.”  Pulled on Sir Thomas again, his paws came lose and I quickly said good-bye and moved in the other direction from her.  This interrogation was OVER!

As I made my way home, I kept thinking why did I have this encounter.  Why did I allow this encounter?  Why did I even answer to her idiotic questions?  Why? Why?  Right in the beginning, I should have said, “None of your business, lady,” and moved on.  This lady was very nosy right from the get go.

I wanted a positive out of this encounter.  I knew I could do it, too.  I thought, “I am an UNSTOPPABLE OPTIMIST!”  “I’m going to find the good in this encounter.”  The good I found was that – If I meet this stranger again, I’ll control the encounter – I will not stop for the talk!  (Rain started to come down.  Thankfully, we got home right then.)

My first encounter was a heartwarming encounter.  Second was strange!  Weird!  An encounter, nonetheless.   Sir Thomas seemed happy and satisfied after his walk.  I felt tired.  That second encounter drained me.  But, guess who went to sleep after our walk? 🙂

Sweet dreams dear Sir Thomas... (Snugged in our love seat)
Sweet dreams dear Sir Thomas… (snuggled in our love seat)

 

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It’s Love Day… From, Sir Thomas

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Good Valentine’s Day morning! I woke up to tell you that I LOVE YOU FOLKS, dearly. Now, go and have a good time because you are loved!” Sir Thomas’ wishes for us all 🙂

Doggy Photo Shoot Day #32

“What are you doing to me?” “Wrapping me up?” “Oh, No.” “Oh, but it feels so soft and cozy.” “Maybe I like this.” Sir Thomas trying to understand why we do what we do to him. Sweet Sir Thomas.

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Doggy Photo Shoot Day #31

Sir Thomas TOOK ME FOR A WALK TODAY 🙂 . After two days of bad weather, he said he had enough! With the Sun shining today, he was in some mood…he kept going and going…and going, for a good 3-miles. In this photo, Sir Thomas taking a short break from walking to sniff nature 🙂 .   

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Doggy Photo Shoot Day #30


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“I’m a big follower of Sir Thomas.  I know you know him already. He has taught me how to be a beagle. My family keeps insisting that I’m a pit bull. What do they know? I do love my family though.” (Dixie’s thoughts)

I’ll go for a walk… with who?

When I crossed our main street to get to the sidewalk, Thomas, my beagle, pulled me to the left, a path we rarely take, as I, automatically, turned to the right, a path we usually take.  I decided to follow his lead.  He seemed happy.  His tail wagging, he took his time walking.

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Nice cool breeze on a warm wintry day kept embracing us. And, the mostly cloudy day felt more like spring, not winter.  I felt my mind happily hopping.  I heard a complex symphony of sounds in the background – The chirping of the birds flying over us; the humming of the cars whizzing by us; the soft bark of a dog coming from nearby distance; the rustling of  leaves on trees around us.

As Thomas and I sauntered, I couldn’t help but chuckle remembering an encounter with an acquaintance – I had asked her about why she preferred walking alone.  She had blatantly answered, “Sweetie, because I can fart freely!”

I, too, realize walking by myself is immensely satisfying!  An accurate definition of myself would be  – me and my dog!  These walks are exclusive –  My conversations with myself remain private; my quiet times remain absolutely and phenomenally soothing; my silly but unavoidable burps, spits, and farts become one with the nature :).  Thomas and I walk completely immersed in our own worlds.  I walk leisurely at my own pace.  Actually, leisurely at Thomas’ pace :).  But, both walking, joyfully.

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