Saturday, March 2, 2013

SOL#2

Saturday morning with no work scheduled, I dressed warmly and took my Golden Retriever, Ellie, for a walk in the woods. She was excited and ran ahead sniffing the ground as she headed toward the pond. We always check the water level and i usually take a picture to show my husband. Ellie especially likes to get a drink of the cold water and continue exploring. Sometimes we sneak upon a heron or duck. Once I was startled by a snorting deer. Ellie is so intent with her nose to the ground looking for scat that she often misses the wildlife. I'm glad because I would not want her to give chase.

Ellie has finally learned to stay with me at a comfortable distance. Last year if she wasn't on a leash she quickly ran to visit the neighbors. Something about their trash pile drew her away from me. I would get in my car and retrieve her. I'm so glad she doesn't run away now. It is great for her to go walking without a leash.

11 comments:

  1. Sounds like a great morning. I always love it when their are photos to accompany slices. It really helps to get a clear sense of the surroundings that inspire the slices.

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    1. Thank you for the tech support. That sounds simple enough, much appreciated.

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  2. What a beautiful spot for your walk. My Chloe is three and I don't think she would stay with me if not on the leash. She is MUCH too social. Plus, I think she'd head for the water!

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    1. Deb, thanks for commenting. Ellie sure loves getting out and it feels as though she really tries to stay close so she can go again.

      I also appreciate the assistance on the technical piece.

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  3. I always wanted my dog to walk with me too. However, she was a basset and could never learn to stay close without a leash. I love spotting nature unaware too.

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  4. Elsie, we seem like kindred spirits. Thanks for commenting.

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  5. Oh I wish I could walk there. And your post makes me wish my pup was still with me. Elsie is my kindred spirit, so I hope...hope that you will be mine too. xo

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    1. Nanc,
      Thank you, your comment causes me to look at my rural world with new eyes. My girl, Ellie is 9 and has lived with us for 5 years. She is such a good buddy. I understand how much you feel the loss of a pup. I look forward to getting to know you.

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  6. That sounds like a beautiful morning. It makes me miss living closer to the woods. I live in an apartment building now, and it has a completely different feel. I'm really excited to be following your posts for March.

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  7. Hannah, thank you so much. It is nice to connect with new friends.

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  8. I love the part where she's so busy sniffing for scat she misses the wildlife! Thanks for taking me on your walk this morning.

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