Morning walk

These two have always been pals. They used to play as toddler and pup. First few months, pup grew faster and would send her flying, but soon adapted after seeing the tears. She understood.

Now the pup is an old lady and the toddler has grown into a nearly teen. It’s the girl’s turn to adapt her ways to fit with her dog. Slowing. Shorter walks. No hurry. Always talking.

The bond is strong.

A friendship that helps and supports a girl, like no other could do.

 

Photalife

 

 

39 thoughts on “Morning walk

    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:48 am
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      Thanks, Tamar.

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  • Sunday 21 May, 2017 at 4:37 pm
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    Aww! It is so lovely they have grown up together.
    That looks a nice place for a walk x

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    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:46 am
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      A lovely wal, indeed.

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  • Sunday 21 May, 2017 at 6:00 pm
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    Hi Cheryl, your photos brought a lump to my throat. I am a bit of a softie when people mention their pets growing old and slowing down. To be honest it’s your second photo that did it for me. Very poignant.

    xx

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    • Tuesday 23 May, 2017 at 11:30 am
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      Thank Debbie. Writing it brought a tear to my eye too. The old lady is fine. She’s had her recent 6 month check-up and has actually improved, so hopefully there will be lots more walks. She’s still doing about 3 miles a day, so not bad. We are so aware that she is at the upper age range for her breed, so every day is a blessing.

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    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:45 am
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      It is a lovely walk. Changes all the time.

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    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:40 am
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      Thanks, Merlinda

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  • Sunday 21 May, 2017 at 10:10 pm
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    I understand the bond between the two well. I still miss our Golden Retrievers and animals I grew up with. #MySundayPhoto

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    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:38 am
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      Childhood pets stay with you forever, don’t they? I stil miss ours.

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    • Monday 22 May, 2017 at 1:26 pm
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      Thanks Cal

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  • Sunday 21 May, 2017 at 10:36 pm
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    This is so sweet. What a lovely bond, and a beautiful spot for a walk!

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    • Monday 22 May, 2017 at 1:26 pm
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      It is a lovely walk.

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  • Sunday 21 May, 2017 at 10:39 pm
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    Wonderful relationship – you can tell they’re goo friends.

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    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:37 am
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      They are. They certainly are.

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    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:37 am
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      Before my eyes!

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  • Monday 22 May, 2017 at 2:55 pm
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    You can’t beat a good old walk through the woods, good for your soul X #mysundayphoto

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    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:36 am
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      Definitely good for the soul.

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  • Tuesday 23 May, 2017 at 10:46 am
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    so beautiful said and photographed. I agree we ended up getting a puppy to help Aspen with her emotions, and soon we had many animals. They just have a way of making children and us adults feel calmer #TweensTeensBeyond

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    • Tuesday 23 May, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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      Could not agree more. They never judge, always listen and don’t offer any mis-placed advice. What more could anyone want, once in a while.

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  • Tuesday 23 May, 2017 at 11:12 am
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    There’s no friendship quite like that between person and pet. It’s lovely that they’ve grown up together. Thank you for sharing such a lovely photo

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    • Tuesday 23 May, 2017 at 1:57 pm
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      They were practically the same height when they met.

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  • Tuesday 23 May, 2017 at 7:05 pm
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    lovely photo’s, sadly my son has left home now, i think he misses the dog more than me these days #tweensteensbeyond

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    • Wednesday 24 May, 2017 at 2:45 pm
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      I think this is the fate of all us dog owning parents. I’m sure it will be the same when my children leave home.

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  • Wednesday 24 May, 2017 at 4:49 pm
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    I think that is happening to my nine year old. She finds great comfort in our new dog. It is nice to see it develop I think. Jo x

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    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:35 am
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      How wonderful to hear. I’m glad she is enjoying a dog’s company.

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  • Thursday 25 May, 2017 at 7:00 am
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    That’s beautiful! We don’t have a dog and I don’t think we ever will, but when I read something like this it reminds me of what we’re missing.

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    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:34 am
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      There are swings and roundabouts. Not so easy to go away, for one, but I’d rather have the dogs.

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  • Friday 26 May, 2017 at 2:26 pm
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    I have resolutely failed in the pet department with my teens citing living in London as not ideal for pets. Now my eldest is about to leave home my youngest keeps asking if we can get a pet as if the pet will be a semi-replacement for him. The jury is still out. #TweensTeensBeyond

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    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:32 am
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      Ha! I’m sure she doesn’t mean it that way. Although I was replaced by three rescued cats when I left, so maybe……

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    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:31 am
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      It is lovely to watch too.

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  • Monday 29 May, 2017 at 10:07 pm
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    Lovely calming post and picture. What dog is it? We have a rabbit but care seems to have fallen to my husband. Not sure what would have happened if we’d agreed to the dog! #tweensteensbeyond

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    • Tuesday 30 May, 2017 at 8:29 am
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      Thank you Nicky.She’s a Deerhound. I have a feeling a dog would not let you forget, compared to a rabbit in a hutch, but I take your point!

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  • Thursday 1 June, 2017 at 2:29 pm
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    What a special photo and such lovely words. I love the bond between kids and dogs. Thanks so much for sharing with us at #TweensTeensBeyond

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