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

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
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