Thursday, October 11, 2012
When we first adopted Pedro last year, I was a terrible dog walker. Paul and I share dog walking duties, and I have the 7 am feeding and walking duties. Even when the weather was fine, I still felt resentful about missing fifteen minutes of my precious morning sleep, and it usually showed during our walks. I felt inpatient and annoyed, and I didn't give Pedro (the beagle) all the smelling time he would have liked outside.
As time has gone by, I've become more thankful for having to take two walks a day around our neighborhood. I've met more neighbors than I would have otherwise, I exercise a bit, and I can spend time appreciating the change in seasons. Our walks are especially beautiful in the fall with I get to enjoy the changing colors and get to see the tail ends of the sun rise playing in the sky. Thanks little Pedro.
Now, let's see if this change in attitude can survive five months of winter.
P.S. How cute is that face?
P.P.S. I've turned into one of "those people" that's completely obsessed with their dog. And I like it.