Skating with dogs…

I find this sense of freedom when I take my dogs for a skate. There is this mutual, pack-like vibe that is unique to the situation. Whenever I go, I feel like I fully understand what my “pooches” are saying to me, and they understand what I am saying to them. The three of us are getting exercise and fresh air. I think what they enjoy the most about the skating is that somehow I can keep up with them running!

P.S. Click on the pictures for a larger view.

Vegas, our beagle/lab mix resting.

Vegas, our beagle/lab mix resting.

Daisy, our yorkiepoo, resting

Daisy, our yorkiepoo, resting

On the run

On the run

Passing the pond

Passing the pond

Daisy cooling down.

Daisy cooling down.

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Relaxing, except for…

It has been a relaxing Sunday. We have all been taking it easy…except for Daisy, who never sees the end of play-time…

Daisy under the coffee table

Daisy under the coffee table

…and is especially adorable today.

Daisy anticipating her picture being taken.

Daisy anticipating her picture being taken.

A new regiment…

I feel that I am in continuous search for different ways to expand the way I think about things. One way I have never seriously commited to this journey is exercise. I think that this process has already begun. For the holiday, my parents bought me some multi-terrain quadline skates (Skorpion Skates) so that our dog, Vegas, and I could do this activity together.

Since Christmas day, Vegas and I have skated twice a day. It is through the tired muscles and the companionship with my dog that I will explore a new realm of expanded thinking. It is the separation from human contact for 30 minutes to an hour each day. The experience, I feel, will be close to that of a rider and their horse. Even in the few times we have skated, I have felt a release of stressful energy. I hope to explore these feelings further in time.