Friday, April 30, 2010

Puppy Love

Babies and puppies make my heart swoon. The weather was gorgeous, 80 degrees and windy last evening when my 20 year old granddaughter called and asked if I wanted to walk the nature trail near our house. She brought Riley, her six month old boxer pup. Riley is a sweetie, but she is a bit of a wild child. She ran in circles when she saw me, and as we started down the path, she wrapped her leash around my legs. Ashley and I laughed ourselves silly. Such a simple memory and fun bonding time. I imgaine one day I'll be giggling at a great-grandchild, but for now, this great-grand dog does it for me. Riley wasn't satisfied with her leash walk, so Ashley took her to the dog park where she loves to run free and romp with other dogs.

Playgrounds always made me nervous when my kids were young. I couldn't read a book or relax. I was afraid I'd lose one of my toddlers. Ashley says her greatest concern at doggy playground is that her over-friendly puppy keeps getting put in her place by miniature poodles.

6 comments:

Susan said...

Glad you got out for your walk, Linda. And with a puppy, it was even more fun. Good for you. Sincerely, Susan

Lynn said...

It's really nice spending quality time with folks - I wished I had a grandma like you. Well, I just wished I had a grandma period. :-)

BECKY said...

Hey Lynn....all of your friends...who are "slightly" older than you, can be your grandmas....how 'bout that?!
And Linda...ahhhh, yes...puppies and babies! They're the best...as long as they're someone else's!

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

The best thing about having a grand-dog is giving him back after play time and snuggles are over, right about the time he's ready to potty. Hey, that sounds just like a real grandbaby! :)

K9friend said...

The dog park is a wonderful thing. It's fun to watch dogs run a play like a bunch of kids!

Pat
www.critteralley.blogspot.com

Tammy said...

There's nothing better than bonding over a baby or a puppy. And it was a beautiful day, too!