Daily Archives: October 6, 2011
My four-footed companion Mademoiselle Renee isn’t really a very demanding person, except when it comes to going for a walk. I’ll admit I did get a little lax this summer when the unbearable temps had me hugging the AC. But her getting her walking-leash from the rocking chair and dropping it on my lap might have been a little out of character.
So where do we go, and what do we see when we walk … well, come along on yesterday’s jaunt and I’ll let her tell you about it.
Finally, he realized that it was time to go for a walk.
Then I had to wait for him to put some outside clothes on.
And I only had to run to and from the front door about five times.
Then it was outside. I always go down the steps slowly, because he’s getting a little old.
First we walked up a block, and then down a block and passed my friend’s yard. She’s a yellow retriever and likes to sleep a lot, so she doesn’t always run along the fence with me. I like when she runs with me. She wasn’t out today, so we went up the alley and took a shortcut through the Baptist Church parking lot and started up the hill.
Bob saw something on an old porch and had to stop and take a picture … again.
He called it “WHEN YESTERDAY MEETS TODAY” but it was really some toys a kid left on the porch. I’d like to take that red one home with me … and un-stuff it!
Down on the corner we got to go through one of my favorite little parks. A lot of little critters play in this park, and sometimes I get to track where they walked. That tree in the middle is gi-normous. Bob says that because it’s over a hundred years old and it’s almost 12-feet around. I walked around it and it was more than 12 of my feet.
Once we get through the park we have to cross the BIG street … boy, I really have to run fast to get across it because some cars don’t want to stop for four footers.
At the end of the sidewalk there’s a big park where someone knocked down all the houses and ripped up the streets … and stacked them all in a pile. Bob says they’re going to build a lot of stores there and even a White Castle, if someone ever gives them the money to build them.
Bob calls it our local prairie. I don’t know what that is, but I do know a lot of critters visit there. There’s also a lot of flowers …
Now how does a two-footer get home with only one shoe? Well, we finally got down to the corner where I saw this sign.