I need those grounding rituals in the morning, like walking outside, no matter what the weather is like. As a dog owner, you (and your dog) have no choice but to go outside every day.
After several grey and rainy days, I was especially grateful to enjoy a beautiful clear sky with sun and moon at the same time and all colours from a soft blue to pink. And that I was fortunate to experience this peace and quietness, while in other places on this planet the earth’s inner forces are causing destruction, death and grief.
Eight years of morning walks: Happy Birthday Cooper!
This is our dog Cooper. Today is his 8th birthday.
As he is my first dog, these eight years also mean eight years of morning walks almost every day for me. Hundreds of sunrises and even more grey skies.
Morning walks have become one of my daily rituals that I don’t want to miss. No matter what the weather’s like.
Today’s morning walk was full of these moments I love about morning walks. Wonderful views, a happy dog and lovely encounters with other morning walkers.
I didn’t expect that walking the dog would not only connect me with nature or the nearer surroundings, but also with people. Especially with those who also have dogs.
On most days this means a friendly hello, sometimes the latest local news, and on very special days, maybe when it’s raining so hard that no one is out but those with dogs, a deep conversation about what really matters in life.