Friday, March 7, 2008

Jack's first walk in the woods and "On God and Dogs"

It looks like spring may be officially upon us here in the HRM. It was such a nice warm day here that I couldn't put off going into the woods any longer, I had to take the dogs out. I'd been putting it off because of the problems Buttercup's been having with her back legs and Jack's soft as a baby's bum paw pads and his blindness - but out today we went - it's not like we can't ever go to the woods ever again - we have to go sometime. No one is going away after all.
Every one did really well - I had to keep popping Buttercup's knees back into their joints - but since the time's changing this weekend we should be able to go walking in the woods every night now - and I'm sure her muscles will build up pretty quickly and she'll be back to herself in no time. Certainly her mind was willing to run around like her old self.
And I was really impressed with Jack - he seemed completely willing to stay on the path and follow along with us - I was worried that he was going to try and run off so I kept him on leash the whole walk - I didn't know whether he was going to have a mind of his own and I'd have to fish him out of a big puddle somewhere - so he may get to go off-leash on future walks, which will be a good thing.

This is my very first photo of Jack running towards me - hopefully the first of many - I've talked before about the photos I have of Buttercup running towards me - I've got almost 100 of them, and have a slideshow of them, I also have some of Daisy - I love them all.

I got a new book today from that I ordered - called "On God and Dogs" - I heard about it in a email newsletter I get from "Animal News Network" - so I've got some light reading to do this weekend. It looks pretty neat. I've got another blog besides this one called "Dogs are Dharma" where I talk about bringing your dogs into your Buddhist religious rituals and stuff - so this kind of thing interests me. I also ordered a couple other books that I noticed when I ordered the above book - one was called "What Animals Can Teach Us About Spirituality: Inspiring Lessons from Wild and Tame Creatures" and another was "Animal Rites: Liturgies of Animal Care - they both sounded pretty interesting too". I'm pretty sure my dogs are going to get to heaven way before me.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous4:42 PM

    Amazing that you have chosen to take car of Jack. You basically saved his life because he would have likely been considered unadoptable by most people. Instead of pain and suffering and a sad life where he would likely die alone, he now has a warm, friendly home and a new pack (dogs and non-dogs) to call his own. Kudos !