In response to the daily word-prompt ‘Priceless’
“If you want loyalty, get a dog. If you want loyalty and attention, get a smart dog.” ~ quotes.com
8.30am – I’m changing my sheets, though I’m unsure why I chose Sunday when I have all week to carry out this task.
A knock on the bedroom door – my son enters and announces “I’m going for a walk with Rachel around one of the reservoirs. No you can’t come, you’re not dressed and anyway it’s a long walk.”
“Absolutely Priceless.” I say to myself. “It seems I’m to be treated like a child and I hadn’t even asked to go with them.”
Texting the family – The idea of a walk is now in my head and I send a text message to daughters 3 and 4. “I’m going for a walk around the Tarn in approximately one hour if you’d like to come along.”
I omit daughters 1 and 2. Daughter 1 is clearing up after a party and daughter 2 is having too much sun in Vegas!
Daughter 4 answers first, “Thanks anyway but we’re going down to the river this morning.” A reply arrives from Daughter 3 “Oh sorry mum, but we’re having a lazy morning at home, thanks for asking.”
Having cleaned my car the day before, I can’t take Woody the beagle either.
I decide against inviting a friend, weekends are for families and I actually don’t mind walking on my own.
One hour later – I’ve showered, the bedding is in the washing machine, the roast is in the oven and I arrive at the Tarn (a lake).
New Friends – Sunday morning is the most popular time for dog walking at the Tarn and today is no exception.
I put a smile on my face and cheerfully greet all I meet. I have my camera and on the excellent advice of my friend, I also clutch a handful of my newly created business cards, which also on his advice I hand out to the owners of the dogs I meet.
I’ve included here the photographs of the four legged friends I met today.
Attempting to keep still when excited was difficult for a few, so perhaps not the best quality photos. However, It was delightful to meet and fuss these lovely dogs and of course chat to their very friendly and obliging owners. What a pleasant morning.
I am no longer Billy No-Mates!
Many many thanks to the owners and their beautiful four-legged friends for allowing me to use these photographs.
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