Friday, August 28, 2009

Walk #239: Who benefits more?


Enough of the psycho/spiritual crap. This was a short lollipop walk. The usual adventure for man and his dog. Who benefits more? The man or the dog?

The dog gets some time off the leash. Gets to sniff around. Eat pooh. Play with untethered friends. Scare up a deer. And run, run run...

And the man? He gets to move. Supervise the dog. He gets time untethered too. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the outdoors.

Judging by enthusiasm, I'd say the dog gets more benefits.

3 comments:

Ian Woofenden said...

Lazy bones yesterday, but I made up for it today. I rode/bused to Mount Vernon for the sustainability task force.

I'm again impressed that riding bike is so much _easier_ than dealing with cars. It feels so free to just have my bike and my iphone (grin), and not be carrying 3,000 pounds of steel and vinyl around.
15.87 miles
1:32
10.32 mph average
30.69 mph max

Woodswalker said...

No, Allan, I think you were very wise to pay attention to that psycho/spiritual experience you had regarding your decision to not go to work for the military. I remember having just such a dream when I was struggling to decide whether to leave a well-paid public relations position to become a lowly home health aide for Hospice. That choice changed my life profoundly. But I know it must be hard to turn down that kind of money after what your family has been through. A courageous decision, Allan.

Allan Stellar said...

Thanks Woods...

Hospice work is tough work. I admire those who would choose to do such for a vocation. Not lowly at all. Helping folks with transitions warrants the utmost respect...

Of which you have mine...

Cheers!

allan