Draggin’ my wagon.


I took a break on Friday from walking due to this relentless heat and humidity, but, I was back at it again this morning. I guess I’m just like the rabbit trying to catch up to that elusive carrot since I am chasing after my various walking goals as well.

Just like the picture on the left, I started out quick like a bunny, all fresh and full of energy, while hopping … er walking, down Emmons Boulevard. But, very soon the sun began to climb higher in the sky and beat down on me.  Even though I wasn’t wearing a spotted brown fur coat, I was pretty warm nonetheless, so I made it an abbreviated walk.

On most weekdays, I could call out “run rabbit run” because it would not be the first time I’ve interrupted a bunny, just like the one you see above, who was woolgathering and munching down on breakfast at the same time. Usually those bunnies are out on the lawn enjoying the tender grass, but they quickly scoot into nearby bushes, or duck behind big plants, just as soon as they see the homeowner exit the house.  For the most part, homeowners are oblivious to these bunnies, so the cute and furry little creatures merely bide their time ‘til the car pulls out of the driveway, and then they magically appear on the lawn again a few minutes later.  That is, until I come along, then they have to devise a Plan “B” and so they run like h*ll.

The bunnies are more plentiful on the weekend when most cars remain parked in the driveway so they are free to graze anywhere they want.

I’ve seen very few bunnies in Lincoln Park so far this Summer. That’s because the brainy bunnies head to Wyandotte where most people have automatic sprinkler systems.  If they stay in Lincoln Park, the grass tastes like Shredded Wheat cereal – ugh!

So, the quiet morning brought some photo opportunities anyway and I also got a picture of this bunny scooting away just as I approached. But, where was that usual flash of powder puff tail as he hopped away?

Hmmm – I’d say this bunny, just like this photographer, is suffering from “wagon is draggin’” syndrome.

So, how many days ‘til Fall?

About Linda Schaub

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, so 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 four 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, though 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. - Linda Schaub
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2 Responses to Draggin’ my wagon.

  1. Majorie Aubin says:

    It is to hot outside for any activity for human or animal. Even the birds and squirrels our staying low…..


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