It’s just like old times. It’s just the dogs and me, facing life all alone in the wee hours of the morning. It has been eleven weeks since my foot surgery and one week bootless. This morning was the first morning that it was just me holding both leashes wandering around in the predawn hours. It was a nice quiet morning all by ourselves, no critters or other vermin about. It was a slow walk much to dogs dismay, my foot is still stiff and a bit tender, but I’m walking, and that is a wonderful feeling.
Charlie kept an eye on the road ahead as usual always on the hunt. Orso snatched as much tall grass to munch on along the way as always. The world is his “All You Can Eat Buffet”. I’ve never had a dog that will eat just about everything he comes across. Tall grass, mulberries and wild blackberries in the summer, acorns in the fall and hackberries in the winter are all on the menu, plus the undesirables, goose poop and deer droppings are quite the delicacy. Yuck.
This morning was quite uneventful and for that I am very grateful, because I know in the not too distant future, something will be out waiting for us. Waiting to run in front of us or make a noise in the dark and the dogs will lunge and drag me around like a boat anchor, and hopefully my foot will be able to take it, not to mention the rest of my body.
But there is hope, our wonderful friends that walked the dogs for me while I recovered also worked with them daily, training them to heel, do stupid pet tricks and not lunge at other dogs on the walk. I intend to carry on and continue the training; otherwise we’ll have dog stew for dinner. Just kidding, we don’t eat stew in the summer.
It felt good though, almost as though life is almost in balance again.
11 thoughts on “I’m Going Solo Again”
Sounds like you’re slowing getting back to normal – keep up the slow work 🙂
It’s much slower than I expected. But I’m learning to appreciate taking it slowly.
so glad your getting back in the groove Susan! BTW my husky chewed concrete… and Lived!
Dogs must have the internal organs of steel. That’s hilarious.
Yes, sounds as if ‘balance’ is creeping back into your life – now we just have to wait for that ‘creep’ to show up 👿
Yes, I would like to catch him, and scare the bejesus out him.
Hope you have more uneventful mornings
Hope you have more ‘uneventful’ mornings at least till your foot recovers and enables you to take up life’s adventures
Me too. Adventures are fun when I have time for adventure, though that is not always the case with us.
Dogs are wonderful friends in all situations. Loyal as no other friend would be! And even if you cannot walk, they will be happy to keep you company, but – I’m sure you’ll get there in time!
We all seem to, one way or the other? 😀
Yes we do. We’re a pretty resilient people.