Posted in dogs, Dogs and their people, Fabulous Faces, My trail walks

Beaux

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I love dogs! When I meet a new dog walking along the trail with his or her person, it’s not easy to walk past them without saying hello, especially when the dog is as cute as Beaux and the person as delightful as Phyllis. Today is the first time I have met them in the park. I learned that Beaux, a shih-tzu, is a rescue dog who came from Houston to live with Phyllis after her other shih-tzu had passed away. Losing a much loved canine companion is very sad, but rescuing another lovely furry friend is a blessing for both the person and the new pet. Beaux has  only been in Ohio for about eight months, but it’s obvious he and Phyllis have already become fast friends. When I asked for a photo opp, Phyllis lifted him onto the bench, and he posed briefly…until another dog came down the trail. That was the end of posing, as far as Beaux was concerned.  Obviously other dogs have more puppy appeal than a stranger pointing a camera at his face! But it’s such a sweet face, I’m happy I got a chance, however brief, to take his picture, and add him and Phyllis to my gallery of Fabulous Faces.

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Although the sun was shining today, it was still pretty chilly, but a sunny day is always a good day to walk along the trail. I captured a few bird photos today also, but I’ll save them for another day.

Thanks for walking the trail with me today!
See you soon! ~Trail Walker
Posted in dogs, Memorable Moments, Moments to remember

Kindness is an action word!

A dog that is treated with kindness is a happy dog. In Gulliver’s case, a daily dose of kindness comes in the form of a treat given with affectionate words that let him know he is special. It  is the high point of his day, a brief moment he eagerly anticipates! As Gulliver’s “humans,” it makes us happy too. Gully is a 13 year old springer spaniel. He’s slowing down and sleeps a lot, but meal time and mail time are the best times of his day. They get him moving! (Click a picture to enlarge.)

That’s it for today. Not the normal trail walk, but more a “moment to remember.” Thanks for stopping by. There will be more trail walks this week, so keep coming back. Gotta get out there and enjoy the wonderful fall color.

Trail Walker