04 March 2011

walking the dog

In the current issue of the Utne Reader, I and my Sheltie, Duncan, have found kindred spirits.  While pondering about “Life, Off the Leash,” John Zeaman sounds some themes about the simple joy of walking with your dog through the snow.  Add to that, walking on a snowy evening.  Anyone who’s ever loved a dog should read the article.  (It isn’t very long!)

Duncan has always found the sight of his green leash an occasion for elation.  He knows that means one thing:  it’s time to go for a walk.  By the way, we’ve learned to either spell that word out or use the word “stroll.”  Unless, of course, we’re serious about taking that walk.

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