Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Time to get walking!!

Its a great day for walking in our parts. Sunny, blue skies, upper 70s for temp. I usually try to walk about 5 days a week - at least 2 miles, sometimes more. Whats the problem?? My faithful dog, and I do mean faithful - border collie Annie was not there today. We haven't walked since way back in June when she got sick. I think she is getting better - at least she is eating but she is so thin and she needs to stay calm. Walking for her was not calming. She would put her head down and off we would go - usually passing everyone there as this was her job and we were going to get it done. Don't let go of the leash for a second or she was off, back to the truck. If we were at this usual park, which is about 2 miles from the house I could see how she found her way back - but at a strange place. There she would be sitting, waiting patiently for me to come along. Thus I never let go of that leash. Last year I thought about getting a second dog but thought we had lots of good walking years left. Now I couldn't put another dog in the truck and go off walking without her. I know she would know where I was going. It would break her heart and I would feel so guilty. So as I start the Fall walking season it will be alone with no dog to pull me along that last little way and up the hills. Maybe next month she will feel better...
Until next time....

4 comments:

Eve said...

What a beautiful place you have for walking. I'm sorry about your companion. I know the feeling. My little Solo has slowly gone blind over the last few months and his hip is bothering him. So, he no longer wants to go out with me, or I should say, he no longer can. I miss our time together so much.
I'm working on a ramp for him but I don't know if we can get him to use it. I hope so.
I will keep your little dear in my prayers.

Jane said...

Thanks for your comment on my blog - these are some pretty pictures on your blog too!

Sara said...

Mom I will help you put a new background on whenever you want. there are some really cool ones at the site I got mine. And there are some other sites too that have great one! Just let me know when you want to and I will come over. I can even do it one day after work if you can.

cornbreadandbeansquilting said...

That park looks so peacful and pretty. Wish I could come and walk it with you. You can't put a leash on me, but I would give you a push up the hill if you needed it, hehehe.
Sorry to hear about your doggie feeling under the weather. I hope she/he gets better soon.
I enjoyed reading your blog. I grew up in a farm house, and we used to have chickens too, until my mom got sick of the rooster always chasing her around. I think we had chicken dinners for weeks after.
Have a great day!
Melissa