Hi all! Another odd week. Well, I guess odd in some ways, but far too normal in others – I always say to look for the small things, and that is true this week as there were few large things. Some small things include the snow storm wasn’t so bad for us, I had a nice Lions Club meeting, massage is always good, views of my music on YouTube was in record territory by a huge margin, blogging was fun and I did an initial redesign (preliminary cleaning) of my home studio. Did anything stand out? I’ll pick on odd one.
Idiina doesn’t always like long walks while Fiyero loves them. His favorite thing in the world is a super long puppy/daddy walk at a jogging pace. Fiyero also has strange issues with his gums. So after a thorough cleaning yesterday, I took him for a special walk as a reward for putting up with it. It wasn’t much longer than usual, but it was across a new snowfall winter wonderland.
We did the typical half run down the road and then into the woods. There were some hills and a large field. Often the snow was almost to my knees, though we weren’t the first one in most places, and across the wind-whipped hills there were areas with almost no snow. OK, after a while he would stop and hold up a paw and look at me. I would take off my gloves and hold the paw tightly for a few minutes. After it was warm he would pull it away and be happy for a while. It happened five times, three with one paw, and started about 2/3 of the way through the walk (so no turning back!). Despite the cold paws, he did not want to go home when I turned us that direction and once home, he did not want to go in! He was having a great time! I did let him play in the backyard for a minute, but brought him in before we were too cold.
I will say that I had one happy puppy on my hands! (He is almost 8, so not really a puppy ;) ). And I was happy too – it was beautiful and I enjoyed the light exercise, as well as bonding time with Fiyero.
So that was my smile for this week, a special walk with Fiyero through the new-fallen snow.
What made you smile?
(A reminder – There will not be a Smile Recap post next week).
Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week. Why don’t you share it? I hope you can join in!
Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas. If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity. Don’t smile about the misfortune of others. Don’t smile in a way to excludes others. Make sure a 12 year old can read it.
To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile. Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one) (Note – pingbacks have been very inconsistent – please leave a comment :) ). You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me). Note – I am no longer compiling the Smiles into a Recap post. I’ll try to get the new smile out between 7 and 8:30 Eastern Time.