Sunday, April 4, 2010

Anatomy of a walk, part I

For all those who have clamored for more "action" from the Red Dog, your wait is over. Today, we will walk together through part one of what a daily walk looks like for Shiva, Katy, Joey, Mr. Man & Shiva's Mom. It all usually starts around 7 am after everyone has taken a pee (dogs & people) and had a chew stick (just dogs), and the Red Dog starts bossing. Grumbling ensues from Mr. Man, followed by more bossing from Shiva. People get dressed, harness her highness, and hit the door. This is what we see:

Next, it's time for a little safety:

A look to the left, and then one to the right before launching ourselves across the street...

A few quick hops and we're facing our first decision: on down Spence toward the airport, or left on Estelle and on the the park. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred, Estelle it is!

Now we have a lovely stroll down to the park with three very convenient "drop zones" along the roadside...

After a momentary refreshing constitutional, off we go!

Now, more choices! To the right, the greenway winds along the river, passes Ijams Nature Center, and then continues for many miles. To the left, the object of most day's desires: the park.

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely place to have a routine. Glad to see that spring has sprung for y'all!