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{a walk} #sol19

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Rescuing a dog comes with many responsibilities, like lots of walks.

Every day Harley and I walk about the neighborhood at least two times a day. One walk occurs after the girls get on the bus in the morning. I make my way around the outside of neighborhood completing the one-mile stretch. It's usually a quiet walk as most are off to school or work. Sometimes I think about my day and ponder life or pray. Other times I intently observe the neighborhood, houses, plants, front doors, and so on looking for ideas and projects.

In the evening, I head out again. I may have a kid or two join me for conversation. Sometimes I listen to a podcast. I step out the door deciding what route I'm going to take. Usually, we meet lots of friendly faces and other dogs. Those are always exciting moments. Just yesterday, I met another Mom taking her Opal for a walk. We have passed each other a couple times, but I made the point of having a conversation. I learned in a few short, quick minutes her name, about her family, where she lives, and Opal's story.

I like to walk at a brisk pace for the exercise. Keep on moving.

Harley, on the other hand, likes to take her time and stop to smell the roses ... all of them. Individually. And all the blades of grass too. She likes to sneak a stick or a wood chip to chew on. Harley has learned to turn her head away from me when chewing ... as if I can't hear her crunching. And at least once on every walk, she gives me the puppy dog eyes asking me to stop so she can lean in on me for some pets and love.

I never thought a dog would change my life. And all the extra walks together? Worth it.


Harley Quinn ~ Rescued Dec. 2017

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  1. Harley is just lovely! I prefer a brisk walk too but i do appreciate those reminders to slow down and notice what is all around you when you're walking a dog who likes to stop and smell every single one of the roses. The thing I miss most about having a dog is taking them for walks.

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  2. I am not really a dog (or any animal) person, but Harley sure looks cute! I love all the connections that you are able to make during your daily walks. Could be they have something to do with prayer?

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  3. Exercise in a good company. Win-win for both of you. I chuckled when I read about the rose smelling. Perhaps, it's something we should learn from Harley.

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  4. Oh Michelle, how wonderful! She must feel like she is in heaven!

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