Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Leashes


My first dog, Parker, (first after my childhood dog - Ping) had his friends come to call for him at our house in Vermont, and would be let out to roam the streets and forests of Plainfield. He came home for dinner like a good dog and had nice doggy friends but was never on a leash. My next dog, Samson, was pretty well trained to stay close to home as we lived on a busy street but was allowed free roam of the orchard and woods behind our house. I spend many hours looking for him, driving around town - usually to find that he was home when I got back, waiting for me by the door with his tongue hanging out.
I don't have a dog now, but it struck me this morning that I probably wouldn't let a dog out now without a leash. I'm older and more scared for a dog running loose. Too many cars etc. Older and more clingy. I feel sorry for the dog that I don't even have.

5 comments:

Forever Young said...

oh no mim, you have to get a dog, a dog is YOU. get a little shih tsu, they are wonderfully easy for us older citizens.look at my next post.

Mim said...

I will look at your post - and yes, I do need a dog. Tony and I felt that after 30 years of having a dog we needed a break. I am ready for the break to be over! He is not so sure...let's see...dog or husband..???

biteyourowntail said...

Oh, dog definitely. Unconditional loyalty and devotion, no answering back...says the woman currently a memeber of two internet dating sites.

Switchsky said...

always a vote for a dog from me...any size any style...

Mim said...

There is NOTHING like the look of a devoted doggy - true love and adoration, it's worth millions. and all they want to do is play - not have you cook or clean!