Saturday, November 14, 2009

Not Quite The Walk I Envisioned

Today is an absolutely perfect Fall day, and I had a wonderful vision of walking along the ravine with my adorable little Willow, our 8 week old Golden Retriever puppy.

In my vision, he would walk properly beside me, stopping only to piddle or to look
up at me adoringly. We would walk briskly and enjoy the fresh air and peaceful quiet. It would be perfect.

Doesn't that sound like a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning?

I thought so too.

Now I'd like to welcome you to my reality.

Not ten feet from the front door, Willow starts jacking around, biting my ankle, pulling on my pant leg or shoelaces and barking. He had to sniff every single hydrant, pole, mailbox or piece of garbage. He criss-crossed constantly, tripping me with his leash and repeatedly having his paw stepped on or accidentally shoved by my foot. I tried to hold the leash firmly to force him to walk on one side but he kept straining against it, and making freaky choking noises.

He had two naps while we were walking. He'd just stop all of a sudden, flop down and go to sleep. He was so tired that I had to carry him the rest of the way home.

We were gone so long that Ian was contemplating sending out a search party.

And to top it off I didn't wear proper shoes and my feet hurt.

Not quite the walk I envisioned.

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In other news, special thanks to Mama M for awarding me the following award:

I have to pick 10 bloggers to forward this award on to, but you know how I am a rule-breaker, so I am going to award it to one blogger today. YEP! Just one...


You know the drill, friends... if you are listed in my blogroll then you deserve this award, because if I didn't think you were great then I wouldn't list you!

Thanks again, Mama M!

Have a great day everyone :-)



  1. Yeah, puppies are like that, totally unpredictable! Just wait till he gets bigger!

  2. Anonymous11:12 p.m.

    Stopped by for a visit for the first time, loved your post, I miss having a puppy! Maybe one day...

  3. I envision walks like that with my puppy that I am going to get a year after the last of my children are all potty trained. Until then, I will live vicariously through joyful stories like yours ;)

    I have an award for you on my blog...because you need more!

  4. That is hilarious. You had to carry him cause he would take naps while walking. lol I am still oh my goodness... lol I wish there was I video!

    You are a hoot girl!


  5. Now that is hilarious! I can picture you carrying him home!

  6. Stopped by for a visit for the first time, loved your post, I miss having a puppy! Maybe one day...