After such a long winter, spring has finally sprung. My backyard now has a swimming pool and the dogs have to dry off their paws before they come in. The sun is shining with warmth and the snow is receding. Today was the warmest to date so I decided to challenge Mike. I suggested we take the dogs for a walk, something he hasn’t been able to do in years. I figured he’d put me off, but he took me up on the challenge.
Since Brutis, the one pictured on his lap, is mostly his dog, I gave him the responsibility of leashing him up and taking him while I brought up the rear of the parade with Fred and Molly. The plan was to walk to the stop sign on our street. We live about the midway point on a crescent so figured this would be good.
We made it about half way to the stop sign when I finally caught up (his 6”8” frame moves a lot faster than my 5’2” one) and found him sitting on an electrical transmission box. ”Are you okay?” I asked. I got a yep in response and the next thing I know he’s off again. We made it to the stop sign when he decided that he wanted to walk the rest of the way around the block!
I couldn’t’ stop smiling watching him walk with his dog in the sunshine. Two feet and a heart beat go a long way when you’re determined.
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