One of the great blessings that come with caring for a dog is getting out a couple times each day for a walk. I refer to this as my nature break – and I’ve come to really depend on it to keep me grounded. . . or at least, more grounded. It’s just amazing how the natural world can put things into perspective.
Abby has a nice smile – Don’t you agree?
There are generally three ways that I walk with my dog, Abby. 1) She follows me on leash (most public spaces); 2) She walks along with me off leash (my home neighborhood); or 3) I follow her (open fields and woods). My favorite is to follow her. It’s fun to watch her as she indulges her desire to deeply smell stuff, and she still romps at times.