Thoughts from a Winter Walk and Advent Calendar for Dog Lovers Day 24

One of my favorite things to do is to walk my dogs in the woods, of course there are times when it’s very frustrating, but in general just being together in nature enjoying the beauty that exists around us helps to clear my head.  It is a precious time for me, just me and the dogs.

Many a blog post has evolved from a walk with my dogs, I mean I ALWAYS know what I’m thinking, but sometimes it’s fun to imagine what they are thinking as well.

Here are the thoughts from a recent winter walk.

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Me walking into the park with yak tracks on my feet: Damn this shit is hard to walk in, even with cleats!

Delilah: Yay!  Sampson’s not on leash anymore so I don’t have to worry about banging into his big ass.

Sampson:  I wonder if there’s anyone in the field?  DOG!  I hope there’s someone in the field.

Sampson turns to the right and heads up to another area where he typically meets people and dogs, running ahead of Delilah and me.

Me as I slosh and slip up the hill with my thighs screaming in protest: Who’s bright idea was it to go up the hill, Sampson?

Sampson: Why you rolling me under the bus Mama? No one told you to play follow the leader.

Delilah: I need to get this woman some wheels, it’d be a whole lot easier dragging her around if she had wheels on her feet.

As you could see from the first photo quite a bit of thawing had taken place, in fact as of today we there is not a speck of snow left.  We have some low areas that tend to fill up with rain or in this case, melting snow.

Me as I sloshed through a puddle: Great my left boot leaks.

Sampson: Why does she keep calling me back to her when she’s not doing anything fun?

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Delilah: Who keeps leaving this wonderful piles of deliciousness up here?  It must be those elves I hear Mama speak of.

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We head to the field and Sampson always alert for people in the field is definitely intrigued by what he thinks is a person.  He approaches cautiously and I can see his fur is slightly raised as he’s unsure what this is.

Then he realizes it’s what’s left of a snowman.

Sampson: Well you’re not a person, here’s what I think of you.

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Delilah: Do you see any little delicious piles?  Do you? Huh?

Me:  Shit, the right boot leaks too.

Do you have these kind of thoughts on your walks or is it just me?

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  1. says

    I have those thoughts. On my weekend walk with BD it was “if I slip and fall on my arse who’s going to help me get up” and then “oops, slightly muddier than I realised, guess BD is going to have a bath when we get back.” Thrilling!

    have a lovely christmas

  2. says

    As far as I know, Mom has no footwear leaks, but she has three of us on leash and we do sometimes act up. Katie will refuse to walk which is a cue to Bailie and I to play chase and wrestle. Normally we only do these things when other people walking dog(s) are approaching or on a busier road. Lots of loud bad language comes out of Mom’s mouth. Eventually, we all settle back into our assigned walking positions and carry on as if nothing happened, laughing under our dog breath. We so enjoy making Mom look like that crazy dog lady that lost control of her dogs ;) Sampson and Delilah probably have the same sense of humor! Merry Howling Christmas!

  3. says

    I have been making jokes about what Mackenzie is thinking while she’s out in the backyard :) “oh look a leaf”, “PANT LEG!”, “I . . .can’t . . .stop. . . .running!”, “what is this think attached to my collar? I must destroy it.”, “SHOE LACES!”

    That girl is crazy! Happy Christmas eve day!!

  4. says

    I’m sure this is just you. When we walk, Mom thinks, “Isn’t Cupcake the cutest most well-behaved dog? She is so friendly and smart and sweet. And most of all, she never eats goose poop or tries to fall down the sewer or gets scared of helicopters flying over us.”

    Love and licks and I am a good girl,
    Cupcake

  5. says

    Hi Y’all!

    First, Sampson, your human is calling you so you stay close and the hunters don’t think you’re a deer or a farmer doesn’t think you’re a coyote after their stock.

    Second, Delilah, Sampson does not have a big ass! He is fit and trim looking!

    Sigh, I just wanted to stop by and wish y’all a Merry Christmas!
    Hawk aka BrownDog

  6. says

    Your shoes leak too, huh? My yard shoes have such big holes, that I don’t even wear them outside any more unless it’s dry as a bone. But then I have to wear my snow boots — and guaranteed I’m going to end up stepping in a pile of poop that I missed an hour earlier when I cleaned up the yard! (((SIGH)))

  7. says

    I love it! So no, you are not the only one. I’m always grateful we don’t often run into people because I am often talking out loud to the dogs….”easy” “quit pulling”, “I know I’m going to fall on my ass if you don’t stop pulling me down this hill”…lol. We had a nice snow pack and then got rain which melted it into an icy mess which is the worst. Which reminds me I need to find my yak trax!

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