Friday, November 7, 2008

Forward



The winter park uniform,
toque, ski jacket, neck warmer over the
face, 15 layers including a man's
jacket on the top, two layers of mittens

My friend Josephine and I talked last night about how smart dogs are.
Sometimes when I walk the dog alone, I admit I natter on about
my day. Meanwhile the dog is sniffing out what's ahead, and moving
forward. If I seem upset she furrows her greying eyebrows and sniffs
more heartily as if to say, don't you see it, that squirrel, the sunset,
those people over there with all the cool dogs, come on!


Zoey and I moving forward in our local park

I feel like she's taught me a motto, and that's look ahead, stay happy,
enjoy the walk -- and the short form is what dogs do -- Forward!

Have a looking-forward-to-the-future day.

4 comments:

eldon warren said...

Looking forward I see I need some down time. Every year about this time I slow down and recharge. All ahead slow. :) But no matter what it's forward. We have had no snow yet. I can wait. Looking forward to snow not!
EW

Barbara M. said...

Hi Eldon,

This is a major birthday weekend, and
we've just driven 1,000 kilometers,
down to Windsor, Ontario and back
again to take our son, Sam out to lunch today. We only had about an hour together, but it was worth it.

Take care,

Barbara

Belinda Del Pesco said...

These photos made me laugh out loud. Wonderful color, great mood and humor, and a shiver too. Yikes, you live in cold turf!

Barbara M. said...

Thanks Belinda,

I'm glad -- we are starting to get
this type of weather. This year with my broken ankle, I'm a bit more nervous about snow. But I'm sure it will be fine. You are right. In the worst of it, winter is mighty cold.

Barbara

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