Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Walk #209: Angel's Sit Down Strike...

I'm back at the Homestead for a brief twenty four hour visit. Angel and I took a walk this afternoon.

I'm not sure about this dog, but it seems that she has been watching documentaries about non-violent protests. A hot day, Angel decided that we had walked enough. She plopped down in the middle of the road and wouldn't move. It reminded me of the lunch counter sit ins, or Rosa Parks and the bus, or Earth Firsters blocking the gate to a lumber mill---Angel would not move.

"Hell no, I won't go!" said Angel.

I whistle and walk on.

Turning around, I snapped the photo above--then kept walking. I started thinking of reasons for Angel's behavior. Could there be a mountain lion ahead? A bear? Did her doggie sixth sense know something? Am I being foolish for walking on? Spooked me a bit.

Eventually, Angel came running by. Panting. Asking to go home.

We did.


Ian Woofenden said...

I borrowed my daughter's bike here in Colorado and did about 9 miles. Went to Lowe's and bought some lumber (4-foot 1X4s) and bungied them to the back of her bike. Explored some of the great paved biking/walking trails in Longmont.

Also shopped for a bike for daughter #2, and fitted it out with gear which will be installed before we pick it up tomorrow, and take a ride together. We got to scheming about where these ladies would put these bikes in this condo, and designed a system to hoist them up to the ceiling. My blog has photos of all of the above.

Ian Woofenden said...

R. and I walked the 1.8 miles (long way) back to the bike shop, walking A's bike. We picked up R's tricked-out bike and rode 3 miles together on roads and trails. Then I took Rose's bike out for another 4 miles, mostly on the paved trails that weave in and out of neighborhoods, often following the irrigation canals and streams.

Allan Stellar said...

You sure do get around Ian...