To Be A Pup Again

by Houndstooth on

This past winter, I became all too aware that my little golden hound is getting older.  Truth be told, I’ve been reminded that I’m getting older, too. It can be a little bittersweet and I have willingly slowed the pace down for her in a few ways.

Springtime Smile -- Tales and Tails

Springtime Smile

I was starting to be afraid that this was our new normal.  Spring has been very slow to arrive this year, but this year, it came back with a vengeance.  As a matter of fact, the last couple of days felt more like summer than spring.  Bunny’s inner puppy also came back with a vengeance, and I noticed that she’s not the only one.

I have a lot of friends online who have Greyhounds and other dogs and I’ve noticed that Bunny isn’t the only one who is feeling like a pup again.  I’ve laughed over numerous videos of other Greyhounds running like crazy in backyards, biting water being sprayed from a hose and some German Shepherds who got their own baby doll to play with.  The common thread is that spring has finally arrived and the dogs know it.

Meet Me In Springtime -- Tales and Tails

Meet Me In Springtime

I can’t say that I’m surprised.  I’ve been feeling a lot better myself.  Seeing green grass and new leaves on the trees has made me remember what it’s like to be a kid again, too.  There’s something magical about the sun on your face and the promise of longer days that does wonderful things for the spirit.

That being said, I plan to make the most of it before it gets too hot for us to spend a lot of time out and about.   Spring arrived late, but we can still do our best to enjoy it.  It’s that time when everyone smiles a little easier, enjoys not having to bundle up and slows down to smell the flowers.  I hope that you and your pup can enjoy it, too.

Pink is the New Black -- Tales and Tails

Pink is the New Black

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  • Sue Dyer

    Glad you have been enjoying Spring. I suffer from SAD and the dismal days really don’t help me, so a sunny day is very welcome.

    Hope you get many sunny days. Sue, Polly & Honey

  • Beautiful pictures as always!