Another day, another dogūüĆě

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Meet Pebbles who was walking in the park the other day¬†with his human George. Because of the beautiful weather we’ve enjoyed¬†in the past week, there have been even more dogs than usual in the park. Pebbles is one of the regulars. Here he is last May, showing off his sleek, shiny coat.

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Pebbles is not the first greyhound adopted by George. Back in 2013, I took the picture below. Unfortunately I can’t remember¬†the name of that dog, so I’m hoping George will remind¬†me the next time I run into him in the park.

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Obviously George loves greyhounds and provides them with a very good home near a great park where they can exercise. That’s one of the wonderful things about dogs. Adopt one, and you are guaranteed a faithful companion and regular walks at least once or maybe two or even three times each¬†day…in all kinds of weather. Rocco and his person Erika ¬†(below) were taking their daily walk¬†when I saw them along the trail in Chagrin River Park. It was February, and the ground was covered with snow, but Rocco¬†was still a happy dog trotting along the trail¬†with Erika.

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Rocco is a real fashion-plate, “dressed to the nines,” as the saying goes, and isn’t he cute? In the weather we’ve been having this week, Rocco didn’t need a coat, and neither did anyone else. For over a week, our temperatures have hovered in the 60-70+ degree range…every single day. Today’s high was 79degrees. Unbelievable! Truly! Now the¬†weather prognosticators are telling us that it’s all going to change—tomorrow. Sigh! But it’s been great,¬†having “May weather” in February, so I won’t complain…at least not too much. Let’s just hope, when May rolls around, we don’t have¬†February weather!

Thanks for joining me on the trail today.
See you soon.
Trail Walker

Two dog day ‚ėÄÔłŹ

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On this surprisingly sunny afternoon, when rain had been predicted, I joined the crowd in Chagrin River Park intent on trying out the new lens Bob gave me for my birthday. It was a beautiful day for a trail walk, and I learned some things about my lens. One of its best features is capturing impromptu portraits of people and dogs, something I truly enjoy doing. I first ran into Gabby, an adorable golden doodle, when I was watching the ducks on the bog. Gabby, short for Gabriella I believe, was walking with her person. She waited patiently while Jack and I had a long conversation about the weather, the ducks, and Gabby of course. I learned that as long as I scratched her head, she would stand patiently, leaning against my leg.  As I said, she is adorable!

In a very short time, I met up with Scampy and his person, Ellen.

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Ellen adopted Scampy, a havanese, from an Amish farm in Ohio. She told me that when she went to meet¬†her new companion, a little girl ran out of the house followed by this sweet,¬†nearly three-year-old, puppy. The little girl had named him Scampy. Ellen liked the name, so¬†Scampy he is. It suits him very well, and I am sure the little girl was delighted. I googled “havanese” because I wasn’t sure how to spell it, and read that they are companionable, intelligent, and affectionate. It’s hard to believe that Ellen could have found a better friend. She lives alone, and her day is complete when Scampy meets her at the door. I couldn’t decide which picture of the pair I preferred, so here they are again.

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I captured other pictures on today’s trail walk, but I will share them in a future blog post. Today belongs to Gabby, Scampy, and their human companions.

Thanks for joining me along the trail today.
See you soon. ~Trail Walker

 

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