Thursday, October 29, 2015

An Autumn Walk By River Song

river wordless 341 782015.jpeg

I do loving walking this time of year  I was born snoutless so walking in the hot weather is hard.  Since I am from Florida I would prefer being a snow dog which means I could fly down to Florida during the winter.  Mom doesn’t want to go so I am stuck up here  But that doesn’t mean I am going to walk in the wet cold winter weather either.

Spring is great with the new flowers and smells and I get caught up on my tree mail from my friends.  But autumn is the best.  The weather is nice and cool and there are less bugs.  Plus nature lays before me a smorgasboard.  Leaves, twigs, acorns, mulch washed into the road:  It is all you can eat.

On Monday after garden day, which is now down to pull stuff out of the ground day, the four of us went for a walk.  Pocket I and got our business done quickly. Mommy and Daddy don’t do their business outside.  I think it is against park rules.

As we approached our house we saw a nice woman who had one of those machines that vacuums the leaves. It is bad enough that humans vacuum the inside now they are vacuuming the outside.  This is why we have to unionize.

Anyway Pocket and I do what we always do when we see someone.  We react like two members of the Uruguayan rugby team after scaling the Andes and seeing the green fields of Chile.

We have two different techniques when approaching humans.  I run to a person, lick her hand, jump a little, and get head scratches.  Pocket lunges at the person, barks, and then backs up when she gets scratched.  Then she wiggles so much in excitement she almost tips over.  I know why Foley complained about her being unprofessional.

Needless to say my way works a lot better.   While Pocket is running and jumping and barking and darting I get my scratches and rubs  And when she is getting scratches I eat the leaves and twigs.  The only things that goes wrong it that my beard betrays me and one of nature’s edibles ends up lodged there.  After Mommy and the woman got done talking we moved on, with Pocket barking and me savoring the taste of smoked leaves.

Yes, I do love an autumn walk.


  1. It is a great time for walks. We love that crisp air and all the scents!

  2. Well stated! Now how do you fit that big tongue in your little mouth?

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  3. Yes, being snoutless ourselves we much prefer the cooler weather too. But not the sub zero cooler weather. Oh and i love to eat the fall leaves too
    Bailey & Hazel too

  4. OH River Song,,, what a nice way to spend a fall days walk.. I miss those fall days with the smell of burning leaves...and a crisp walk to clear ones head..

  5. We get our long snouts shaved Poodle-style so we miss all your fun.

  6. It is the best time to sniff on walks for sure.

  7. OMD, aren't Autumn walkies the bestest!!! My Ma is forever complaining abouts the heat, so with the cooler weather, I can take longer walkies! I loves it!
    Ruby ♥

  8. Those leaf vacuums are insane! Shyla has enough things that she's scared of... and then we too ran into someone using one of those things. I just turned Shyla around and went the other way. I can't expect Shyla to understand the insanity of humans!

  9. Dear River Song,

    It is very nice to meet you! I love Autumn Walks too! In particular, the wet ground and leaves and mud hold the smells very nicely, don't you think?