Snuffling and slobbering …

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Well, that’s quite a description, but then again they are quite the pair … a pair of English Bulldogs that is. When I make my morning trek to the Park, I often see them, walking two abreast, hogging the sidewalk, with their pet mom hovering close behind. She is a rather slight woman and they heave and ho on their leads and pull her forward. The pair will stop on a dime, as dogs are often wont to do, to sniff or investigate everything that crosses their path. They generally travel on the opposite side of the street as me, but sometimes I’ll get aggravated by an automatic or oscillating sprinkler in my path, so, despite being a creature of habit, I’ll growl about the inconvenience to myself and simply cross to the other side of the street and walk there. After exchanging pleasantries a few times with the trio, I finally asked the woman who walks them if I could take their picture. “Of course” was the answer. I had to move quickly to get a few shots, while they twisted and turned their large heads this way and that, all the while emitting alot of slobber. I waited to see if they would both look at me at the same time, but they were rather disinterested, so several blurry images were about all I ended up with for my efforts. So, why were pooches the post for today? Well, I was sure I’d melt into a pool of sweat before I got inside to chug down the chocolate milk, because doggone it, today felt like the Dog Days of Summer.

About lindasschaub

This is my first blog and I enjoy writing each and every post immensely. I started a walking regimen in 2011 and decided to create a blog as a means of memorializing the people, places and things I see on my daily walks. I have always enjoyed people watching, and so my blog is peppered with folks I meet, or reflections of characters I have known through the years. Often something piques my interest, or evokes a pleasant memory from my memory bank, and this becomes a “slice o’ life” blog post that day. I respect and appreciate nature and my interaction with Mother Nature’s gifts is also a common theme. Sometimes the most-ordinary items become fodder for points to ponder over and touch upon. My career has been in the legal field and I have been a legal secretary for over three decades, primarily working in downtown Detroit, and now working from my home. I graduated from Wayne State University with a degree in print journalism in 1978, although I’ve never worked in that field. I like to think this blog is the writer in me finally emerging!! Walking and writing have met and shaken hands and the creative juices are flowing once again in Walkin’, Writin’, Wit & Whimsy – hope you think so too.
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