⊱⊱⊱ Early this morning ∽ being very still and quiet ∽ we watched several truly gorgeous white∙tail deer as they enjoyed their breakfast of fallen apples ... and quite often, stretching up to pick an apple from the trees.
♥ Shelties are not my whole life ∽ but they make my life whole ♥
It's been a long time since I've walked a dog. I now have a fenced in back yard and a doggie door. With that being said, I think of a time almost 50 years ago when my husband and I kept his parents' dog while they took a vacation to Florida.
At the time we lived in an apartment in the downtown area of Atlanta. It was the beginning of the the "hippy era" and the closest place to walk a dog was a city park about two blocks from us. For the morning walk and the late night I just went to the alley way in back of our building, but on the nice afternoons we walked to the park. Each day was an adventure. It felt as though I was entering a different city with all the different modes of dress, flower children, love beads, bare feet, dancing, kite-flying, guitars and singers around each curve of the streets and under the many trees. I can't count the number of people who came over to pet my dog and ask questions. Most people had never seen a standard poodle before and Sampson loved the attention.
Alas, the in-laws returned to pick up their dog. I tried going to the park alone but it just wasn't the same. I didn't get a dog of my own until we bought our own house a year later and walking him in our new neighborhood was not nearly as exciting.