Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday at lunch I walked down to the pond in the Research Park.
Lots of fall colour, ducks and some dogs out for a walk. A man
was walking three dogs a Rottweiler, a Border Collie mix and a rather
chubby older dog While the other two moved along at a good pace the
older dog followed slowly, no leash required, it's man did touch
it regularly. Its attention seemed totally focused on keeping up.
Finally when the other two stopped to sniff and watch ducks it
forged ahead. On finding itself in the lead it stopped and waited.

I thought it had a sweet face.

"Well, there is time left -
fields everywhere invite you into them
And who will care, who will chide you if you wander away
from wherever you are, to look for your soul?"

Quickly then, get up, put on your coat, leave your desk!

Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches
                                               Mary Oliver


Gary said...

You're right, he looks surprised to be in the lead!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Guy said...

Hi Gary

He certainly did.


Kathiesbirds said...

Oh, I just love that poem/quote by Mary Oliver! It is a cute dog. Looks like a puggle (combo of pug and beagle). There is some wisdom in that dog's behavior!

Guy said...

Hi Kathie

I was wondering what they crossed to get that dog but I suspect you are right, so you identify dogs well too I should have known.

Thanks Guy