Thursday, March 12, 2009

Sky Watch - Man's Best Friend

It's almost spring...and he knows it.
As soon as we step outside and he gets a whiff of my sneakers, he begins whining. I call his name and look him in the eye as his ears perk up, his dog smile frozen as he studies my face.

"Walkies?" I ask him. Immediately he jumps up, then runs around in anticipation. He has looked forward to this all winter: time to get back moving and journey down the dirt road with his people.

We don't go far, just up to the bridge a half mile away. The traffic is loud and busy so we don't linger. We like the solitude and the quietness that awaits in our backyard.

The cats all greet him as if he were back from an exotic getaway, and he acknowledges them with nonchalance; secure in the fact that he is indeed, man's best friend.

It's almost spring. We all are ready...




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18 comments:

srp said...

What lovely pictures and sentiments... yes, spring will be here soon. I hope we have more of the in between days... not too hot, not too cold. I love those. My Daisy is a velcro dog... stuck to her people... preferring to lounge on the couch than chase butterflies. Squirrels.. that is a different story.

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Lovely silhouettes.

david mcmahon said...

Beautiful photo essay. The start of your spring is the start of our autumn!

Guy D said...

Excellent shots of you and your dog, our dogs too can tell the warmth is on its way.

Have a great weekend!
Guy
Regina In Pictures

Jeri said...

I love these shots - I can feel the love between you and your best friend. Photos that capture feelings as well as images are rare and these photos say LOVE!

fishing guy said...

Lori: Those are neat shots in a colorful dusk.

floreta said...

i definitely like the silhoutte of man's best friend!!

Mike said...

Ahhh to have weather nice enough to walk in. This has been the longest winter! Still below zero here in MN. Cant wait to get Reggie out for a stroll

Mrs. Salty said...

I enjoyed reading your viewpoint of walking with your dog; reminds me of when I walked with our dog “Buck” years ago. I like all 3photos; the first one is great with your dog running towards you; that says it all.

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Great photos. The first one is perfectly framed! Thanks for visiting Liege City Daily Photo.

John said...

Excellent shots!

Baruch said...

Great SWF pictures and man's best friend gives the pictures a beautiful tender touch

T and S said...

Creative and fabulous way to show man's best friend. Awesome silhouette shots

Salty said...

Lovely shots Lori the silhouettes really compliment the beautiful skies!

Kerri said...

Beautiful images...and fabulous post!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Beautiful pictures, Lori... Love this post... We all love dogs, don't we??? AND we certainly love SPRING. Yeah!!!!

We just got home from a week in Arkansas. Had a great time despite the ICE Storm....

Hope you had a good week.
Hugs,
Betsy

George said...

Beautiful pictures with a beautiful commentary.

Anna said...

Lovely pictures! Exellent!