Paws on the Street Part Seventeen – most Joyful Day Ever
By: Patty L. Fletcher
Moon Phase Waxing Crescent
Yesterday was one of the most joyful days I’ve had since returning home with Blue.
Our fun began at just before 6 AM when I harnessed blue, and we headed out the front door into the crisp winter air!
My echo proclaimed that it was 23°. BURRR!
Later in the day we took a door-to-door van over to the senior center and enjoyed meeting people signing up for a basic Clay beginner class having lunch and learning our way around the building.
When we returned home blue was still full of energy, so I continued with him in his harness, and we took a power walk around the apartment complex, so he could burn off steam and relieve.
The wind was kicking up Dickens, blowing right in our faces, his head was up, his ears back, he was flying, and he was happy with me, and we were together in a way like we’ve not been before.
Later in the evening we had company. Our friend used to own and raise Labradors. So, he speaks Labrador. He is comfortable with Blue’s ways. He described some things Blue was doing and the way in which he did so helped me understand Blue more clearly.
Normally blue is in a state of disorder when we have company. Hard to handle and usually ends up on a leash or in a crate. This person however is different, and blue stayed free the entire time he played and when we told him enough, he went and laid down in the floor and contentedly chewed a toy.
After our friend had gone, I made some supper and once I’d eaten and taken Blue for another quick run, I settled into the Great and Powerful Chair with my electric throw, some ice cream, and a book which I felt was a grand ending to what was for me a most joyful day with Blue.
For those who are surely asking how Prince Edward is fairing. I must say, he is doing wonderfully. His new medications seem to be making a good difference in the quality of his daily life, so for now, all is right with our world.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR…
Patty Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works as an author and social media marketing assistant with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the NondisAbled.
Learn more at: https://www.pattysworlds.com
PS. Note from Patty, Prince Edward, and Chief Seeing Eye® Guide Dog Blue here…
It started snowing about 7 PM and continues pouring as we speak.
I just had my first experience with Blue in snow.
Double Doggy Doughnuts at full-speed post to come.