Playing With Our Dog
He Loves To Pose, Don't You Think?
Today was very colorful indeed, so much got done. Where did the energy come from? Usually on Mondays we can barely raise our heads. Especially on a nice weekend that we have been out walking with him everywhere. So it is good work he gets us to do. Healthy work for both of us. When he jumps too high and we have to raise the fences, well, that work, we don't enjoy as much. Yet, it is pretty easy to take care of him. He really just wants to play.
Part of it, we believe, is we slept in trying to finish some dreams. Having the sun shine through the windows brings a bigger smile to our faces. We felt ready and prepared for the day, and even did some stretches. Having a dog for a companion gives us someone to take care of and more things to do. Maybe keeps us on a schedule too. Thankfully he is a pretty laid back guy and doesn’t demand when he has to go outside.
He patiently waits until we get our cup of coffee, then open the door. He doesn't mind what we are saying, and we don't feel as silly talking to ourselves, no more.
He brings us a ball to fetch as soon as he finds it, sniffing all over the ground. We’ve done our best to try to hide it from him, to no avail. He has a good nose and doesn't give up looking for it. He proudly wags his tail and points until I say, go get it.
Life is never boring with him in our life. He enjoys sitting with us on the front porch when it is time to take a rest. Another cup of coffee, watching the birds and listening to them in the trees. Contemplating shall we mow any of the yard today? Will he stay on the front porch ok? He seems to be all right if he can see us. We took the chance we had the fenced yard secured enough while we mowed the back half. He is such a good dog. He sure does learn fast.
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Busy Dog at Rest
Loves to Rest
Now it is evening and he rests at our feet. Sneaking onto the couch or the foot of the bed, close to us, wherever we may be. We love having this time with him. We love having this energy from the moon, sun, stars, to just be getting healthy again. We know it comes in spurts and must try to get in ample rest. No longer pushing our bodies, we know we are no longer limitless in the physicalness we possess.
There is a time to rest and stretch. Hopefully we will remember to stretch again before we go to sleep. Yoga is good, breathe deep. We adore this sweet dog. He finds such unusual places to rest his head. Although he doesn’t like the bare floor. He looks glad for carpets and rugs galore. We are glad he doesn’t snore. He is eating good and putting on some weight.
Do dogs share in these physical adventures with us? Ours seems to as he stretches out in the sun, first one leg, then the other. He rolls over, scratching his back on the soft clover with a smile of satisfaction I am sure.
Then, he is quite content to just lay there all curled up in the bright morning sunshine, snoring.
Play Our Dog Gets Us To Do
What work does your dog get you to do?
Ways to Play and Work with Dogs
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