5 Life Lessons from Walking the Dog

walking-the-dogEvery morning I take a break from the hectic nature of life and spend a lovely hour walking my dog in a beautiful wooded park, where he can be off-leash.  I have learned many things during this time.

From walking past the blueberry bushes, I have learned…

Be suspicious of easy pickings. There’s more pee on low hanging fruit.

From sharing pathways with bicyclers, I have learned…

Don’t stand your ground unless you can take the hit.

From strolling while pondering my woes, I have learned…

Dwelling on the past while moving towards the future can land you in a pile of poop.

From people-watching as I wander along, I have learned…

Some folks aren’t happy, even on the sunniest day, and others laugh, even in the rain.

From the state of my Subaru after our walks, I have learned…

A little fun creates a little mess. A lot of fun creates a lot of mess.

Walking the dog is not a chore.  It is a privilege.  Perhaps this is the biggest lesson I have learned.

Author: kim scaravelli

Kim lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, with her long-suffering husband, an assortment of off-spring, a charming cat named Winnie, and a less charming (but oddly loveable) schnauzer named Buster.

6 thoughts

  1. So any lover of Dogs this makes an excellent read and to any “non lover” of dogs if this piece should make a convert of such person….read every line and grabbed very lesson and emotion…thank you!

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