Link to a quick video from our morning adventure: Out for a Walk
I like to take Fancy and Ike, my “big” little dogs around the two mile neighborhood loop at least once a day and morning is preferable for their walk. They think they are out for a hunt and it’s all business to them from start to finish. After the exercise, their day is much more relaxed as is mine.
I am fortunate to live in an area where we can walk with the dogs safely. We have leash laws and our Animal Control facility is diligent about picking up loose or lost dogs and helping them to find their way back home, occasionally with a little reprimand for the owners. Plus, our traffic is minimal and we can make the loop with very few stops if we time it right.
Today my thoughts were totally random, as they typically are, but as we were walking I had my headphones on and had chosen a station on my Iphone from the TuneIn Radio app. I don’t know why this appeals to me, but I think it is fun to listen to stations from around the country and this morning the call was 96.3 The Wolf. When I kept hearing “Anchorage”, I thought..hmmm…that’s not far from me, maybe 15 miles. But, when they gave the high temp today as 63, I realized, the music in my ear was being broadcast from Alaska which was a surprise. Isn’t technology amazing? I know that is a trite saying, but it really is amazing what information and media we have so easily at our discretion. The younger generation expects it all to work, the older generation is still amazed that it does.
The pooches and I had a pleasant walk with the sun starting to shine after several days of gray skies summer and rain. The dogs probably could hear the beat of the country music from my ear buds and we were in step in more ways than just our feet. They didn’t care that a human + computer thousands of miles away programmed the music itinerary for this morning, but it gave me random food for thought. Walking for exercise and relaxation is good, life is good and dogs in step make it better.
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