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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Our walks ...

Our morning walk started out with mild temps and sunshine, but that didn't last long.
I soon found myself raising up the collar on my jacket and stepping up the pace :-)
I find this time of year particularly beautiful ...
everything is paring down - leaves are blowing off of trees, blooms are off the flowers ... you see the pureness of everything ... the true beauty is there.
And then, walking with Ernie, I see the joy he has every morning anticipating our walk. He absolutely loves it ♥ As the wind was blowing around us, he raised his face to embrace it...
We met up with a lady and her 2 year old Lab and I was like a Mum who is hearing praises of her child - grinning from ear to ear. Ernie is very calm and tolerant of even the most boisterous of pups and as this young Lab bolted around him, he stood only slightly turning his head and then as she got closer, nuzzled her and gave her a little lick :-)
"Every day we have with them is a gift" she said as we said goodbye and continued on our walk ... how true her words are!

Dogs are our link to paradise.
They don't know evil
or jealousy or discontent.
To sit with a dog
on a hillside
on a glorious afternoon

is to be back in Eden,
where doing nothing
was not boring ~
it was peace
~Milan Kundera~
Hope you are having a peaceful Tuesday ♥
~ deb & ernie~


Ms. ~K said...

Oh, I love this post!
Hug Ernie's sweet head for me!

Julie Harward said...

I felt the same way on my walk today...it was cold but it felt wonderful and my golden, Cougar is so happy on our walks..it makes me happy just to see it! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving my friend. :D

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are mightly blessed as am I. Happy Thanksgiving. I hope you have a peaceful day.

Country Livin' said...

I couldnt agree more about dogs. I have two of them and they give unconditional love every minute of the day!! I couldnt live without them!
Trish xo

Chrissie said...

Really lovely post, Deb :-)