Run with wolves

I have a friend who recently had a dog dumped on him. He doesn’t really have time to give it the exercise that it needs. I have been really wanting a dog to hike with. The issue is, I have a dog. However, my dog isn’t a good Kansas dog. It’s a Great Pyrennes Mountain Dog. It was made to lay in the snow and herd sheep. I’m sure it’s great at its job. However, it can’t take the Kansas heat and enjoys mostly laying in the air conditioning.

The weather is nearly perfect to be outside which doesn’t seem to happen a whole lot in Kansas. My muscles in my back are also real angry from sitting on the floor painting for several day sin the studio. Time for a little stretch and exercise. I decided to take my friends dog for a hike this morning. I dropped my son off at school, grabbed a coffee, and kidnapped my friend’s foster dog. It’s a husky/wolf mix; a beautiful and timid dog.

I decided that I would let the dog lead. If it wanted to jog, we jogged. If it wanted to stop and smell stuff, we stopped. If it wanted to pee on stuff….well, I took the opportunity to look around and enjoy the scenery. The fun part was that I ended up taking some side trails I don’t normally take. Instead of taking the small bridge, we shot down the side and through the dried up waterway.

Only once, when we approached a slight climb near the end did the dog stop and refuse to move. Even with coaxing he looked up the trail and abruptly turned around to go back the way he came. I took his lead. I don’t know what was up the trail, but if he didn’t want any of it, I didn’t either.

It was nice to move at a different pace, see it a different way, and share one of my favorite places with a creature that loved the experience as much as me.



About strokeofred

I am from Kansas and I have traveled all over the world. I am an artist, and I have a business brain. I love skirts and tennis shoes. I like to get dirty and ride motorcycles. I am sensitive and I can be mean. I love nature, and believe in protecting it. I love to laugh, and feel better after a good cry. I can be stubborn and impatient. I am constantly growing. I am open and free. I look to be inspired and love to inspire. I play guitar and secretly want to play drums. I have a puppy that brings me great joy. I love hugs, cuddling, holding hands...and wrestling. I love the mountains and the beach. I have to make a pilgrimage to the ocean at least twice a year to balance myself. I believe in balance in all things. Traveling is a passion, and meeting interesting people from all over the world is the perk! I have small town values, and big city dreams. I love beer, hate wine. I believe that what you put out comes back. I believe and live by the belief of treating others like you want to be treated. I enjoy stimulating conversation, and a good sense of humor. Caffeine is my drug of choice, and coffee over chess or good conversation is my luxury. I am strong but sometimes feel small. I strive to be my authentic me.
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