Since I have been walking with dogs things look a little more beautiful. I have been taught to see the joy in the details of daily life that had previously gone unnoticed. Never would I have imagined that daily dog walks and visits would become and enlightening experience. Thanks to my furry friends, I now see beauty in so many ways.
A Jack Russel friend, who loves the winter, taught me to enjoy a snowy day by creating artwork in his back yard. All he needed was freshly fallen snow and a tennis ball. I would throw the ball, he would run, catch it and then get to work dragging it along through the snow in a variety of circles and angles. The results were beautiful - a true artist!
My sociable little Shichon friend who is known throughout his neighborhood. He knows everyone, and everyone knows him. My walks with him are always a meet and greet with friends and neighbors. Everyone we see along the way will greet him by name. Kids come running, neighbors stop to greet him, other dogs out for walks wag their tails as they go by. The friendliness is captivating and my walks with him always brightens my day. Beautiful!
Autumn walks provided endless fun for my little Schnoodle friend. Nothing seemed to make her happier than jumping on leaves as they floated down through the air or running and crunching through piles of those freshly fallen from their branches. Her joy made me more aware of the variety trees, how differently each leaf would float through the air and their magnificent color change as the season progressed. Pure joy - beautiful!