Monday, February 03, 2020

Sunny Dog Day Walk

We strapped in and prepared for a good mile walk. The day was the right mix of gloomy grey cloudy and cool almost autumn now breeze. The small dogs, once over the shock of their harnesses, were ready to go.

These are long walks in Chicago.

We stop often. People want to talk to us, I want to talk to know one. I want to be in the moment. I want to be out of the moment. I want to bond with these tiny dogs. I want to watch the adulation as we pass by.

There is nothing and noone on the streets as we walk. We stop. We practice. We train. We are together and complete with each other. They are my walking armor guard, and I am their captain.

After the long walk south along Sheridan we decided to take the bus back. The dogs were tired and exhausted as I wanted them to be. I was feeling wound down, happy, tired, accomplished. Sometimes walking to relax is really the most important thing you can do.

Sometimes you just need to go for a walk.


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