Sunday, 24 September 2017

Late September

It really is a perfect late September day today - hazy sunshine, little wind, warm - and the colour of the leaves is beginning to be spectacular.   I really think this year is going to be a good one for
Autumn colour. 

As usual we were out for Sunday lunch - I had Macaroni cheese today and it was delicious too.
Coming home I was faced with a dog asking 'can we go for another walk ?' so I am just about to answer that question with a walk down the pasture.   Really a dog's wants are few and it doesn't take much to please - and surely, as I am full of macaroni cheese, it will no doubt do me good too.    And that's another good reason for keeping my dog - would I go for a walk now if I lived alone?   I doubt it.

20 comments:

Devon said...

I agree... dogs are so good at prompting one to get out of the house and just spend some time in nature. Rarely is that a bad thing.

donna baker said...

September went by in the blink of an eye. How does that happen? Still warm here and few colors. I'll take it over winter weather. I'm going to clean out the garage today. I'm not looking forward to it. I think I'll make a box of mac and cheese for dinner.

Gwil W said...

Lovely that you're getting out with the dog. Winter will be upon us before we know it. Have you got one of those stick things for a throwing a ball?

Philip said...

...back in '63.

Jill said...

My dog gets me out for walks too. I'd never go if it weren't for him.

Mac n' Janet said...

She'll take as good of care of you as you do of her.

Derek Faulkner said...

Great posting Pat and so good to see you being positive about your dog, it'll be a great companion for you as you both get older.

Jules said...

I do miss walking a dog. They don't let you sit still for long.
During a really low point in my life I'm sure it was having to get out every day to walk my dog that got me through.
The leaves are just starting to change their colour here and it's been a beautiful day. X

Wilma said...

Barnie makes sure I get out for a nice walk with her first thing every day, even on days when I might not feel like it or when I might postpone it until it is too late to go. She is definitely good for my physical and mental well-being.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

It's been lovely here today, had a good run and then stuffed myself with pasta as well!

Virginia said...

You are so right!

We mind our son's Goldie frequently and the thrice daily (more if we'd agree) requests for a walk are so good for us both. Occasionally it is just too wet, windy and cold to go out, but usually it's merely "invigorating", and both of us benefit from it. Our retirement home is too small to have even a 'handbag dog' but that means we really have to take Kiwa out when she asks to stretch her legs.

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

We are starting to get nice fall colour as well. Currently, we are experiencing a record setting heat wave in Ontario. It is truly bizarre. I do love that you go out for Sunday meals with your friends. -Jenn

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Cro Magnon said...

Lovely day here yesterday too. Bok had a very long walk for a change.

Librarian said...

Wonderful early autumn weather here, too. Getting a dog when I'll be retired has been at the back of my mind for a long time, precisely for the reason to make me go for walks. Although I love walking so much that I think I'll still do it as long as I can, with or without a dog. And I'll be working for another 18 years or so, I think.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Cuddled my dog tonight and it struck me how much I have been missing cuddles - so it will be a cuddle every night with her from now on,

thelma said...

Well our Lucy never asks for walks, and plays the reluctant maiden when I get her lead out, so glad that you are finally reconciling yourself to a demanding Tess ;) I love macaroni and cheese, a true comfort food..

Rambler said...

Pat, when my Border Collie dog died last year, I stopped going out and then stopped bothering to get dressed unless I knew someone would be visiting. I did online shopping so I turned into a recluse. Then one day I had a light bulb moment when I realised I was falling into a bottomless pit and had to do something - or die!
A little rescue dog was -and is - my saviour; he needed someone to love him, walk him, feed him properly (he had lived in a crate for almost 7 years and was grossly obese). He is now a healthy, happy, handsome boy who loves his walks and obviously gets me out and about, on beaches, coastal paths, Moors and all sorts of areas to explore. We've even been camping together, in my tent! I'm 72 and Benji is 7 years old. My blog tells of our advebtures - liskerret.blogspot.co.uk

liparifam said...

Rambler, I totally understand. When my 28 year marriage ended suddenly, my dogs literally saved me. The only reason I got out of bed in the mornings was to feed them and take care of their other needs throughout the day. Their company and affection was invaluable. I will always have a dog!

Terry and Linda said...

Yes! And a warm furry kid is perfect for the heart!