Grab a leash!

There are rainy, damp days when it’s the last  thing I  want to do,

and the only  thing she  wants to do.

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Go for a walk!


So I grab my favorite trench & umbrella and she grabs her leash & collar and off we go!


Sounds all civilized I know.

Trust me it’s not.  She has me all twisted  like this before  we step out of  the house!

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Once we’re outdoors, she behaves!


There are others watching you know.


The little ones are often scooped up when she comes barreling down the sidewalk.

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The brave little ones show no fear.


Problem is, she doesn’t like loud or fidgety little anythings.


She does love the big guys though. 

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She thinks they’re all horses!

Monty takes Tyler for a ride.

She is so very kind and mothering and will let us know if anyone is loose or lost.

Really, she whines and paces.

Last summer she befriended a young kitty.  They were besties until Mean Old MR. rolled up the “Welcome. We feed hungry kitties” mat!

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Here is a nice Mr. 

Maybe he’s  going to post a picture of that little guy to the www.  I bet he’ll  be back home with his master before you know it!


This MR. man looks nice too.

Seeee  how he’s welcoming that sweet little Pug into his house?

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This one knows she's not going far…

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Walks are for exercise and  for socializing right!

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Then there are those  who prefer to ride.

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Ahhhh, meet Mr. Happy Go Lucky!

Happy Go Lucky

What do you want to bet his motto is…

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Hey everyone sitting around the nice roaring fire!

We’re home!


That was great Mom.  Thanks.

Here are a couple of wonderful books to give as gifts or enjoy by the fire when you and your  best friend come in from a walk.

                                                       good dog, stayThe Other End Of The Leash

Before I close…

Get to know Monty the horse and Tyler the dog in a moving story below…

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It’s a beautiful story.  A fine father tells how writing about his only daughter's adventures with her horse Monty and dog Tyler has helped him keep her memory alive...
Read more about them

xo Lisa


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Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Such a sweet post, Lisa. My doggie loves to go out no matter the weather too. Better that the alternative, lol.
Have a nice evening.

Jacqueline said...

Nothing like a bracing walk in the rain with an enthusiastic companion! LOL! Hope you are home, warm and dry!

Francine Gardner said...

Dear Lisa. Thank you for putting the biggest smile on my face on a dreary rainy morning, ready to get up and feeling sorry for my face. This post is just perfect. I swear I was a dog in a previous life and somehow redeemed myself to be reincarnated into a human.
I love all my 4 legged friends but could not go through life without my faithful canine of all races, types, sizes.
You've got to love them!!

Renée Finberg said...


this is my favorite post!!

old south blogger said...

Thanks, Lisa! You have such a kind heart! I lost my sweet puppy, Gorby, a jack Russell terrier, this summer. I love these stories that remind me of the wonderful people defending our country so selflessly and my puppy dog that loved us so unconditionally.

Losing my puppy of 14 years was truly the saddest day of my life!

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Oh I just loved the Monty and Tyler story~ sniff!

I am going to show it to Mr. Decor who served at RAF Mildenhall for a time.

5th and State said...

your images made me smile lisa and the story attache was heartwarming.
what a lucky pooch you have!

JMW said...

I LOVE the photo of the dog on the horse! The dog looks like my sweet departed pup, Chance. Great post.

AlessandraLace said...

I really love this post.I love love dogs. thank you. hugs

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

What a wonderful post...I've been putting on everything from a rain coat to fur coat for years to brave the elements with my little Cappi. she is 15 now with conjestive heart failure and still enjoys every step...though not as many. I will sorely miss them all.Mona

quintessence said...

Lovely testament to our four legged friends. Mine is big, strong and uncontrollable on a leash. The electric fence has been a blessing and a curse!! Will hop over to see the link later - looks like I'll need plenty of tissues!

Jo said...

Thanks for the giggle ~ such cute pups! Just for fun treat yourself to taking two bulldogs for a walk ~ they think it's a meet and greet each and every walk we go on. Don't be fooled, there is no exercise involved :)


Chic Coles said...

Will have to show this to Welly and Lars they will go crazy> say hello to Gracie.