Run with my angel: TOLT

This week’s  Thinking Out Loud has gone to the dogs! I guess the animals are never very far from my thoughts. Unless I’m shopping or thinking about food.


Lola needs a thermoball, too
Thermoballs for dogs
Seriously, they should make these! Odds thoughts brought to you from my runs . . .

Dogs’ Preferences
Dogs, like humans, have a dominant side. Left or right. I’m not sure I ever noticed which side Chester & Lola preferred, but I do know that Chester liked to go up the stairs on my right, and Lola likes to go up the stairs on my left.


Although left does = Lola.

Gotta admit I’m enjoying one dog
Maybe it was just that Chester was so much work. And yes, I still miss him — of course. It still comes over me in waves at times.

But life is a lot simpler now. And I’m enjoying having some freedom again. A lot of freedom again.

But Chester’s ghost is everywhere
In our bed. In the kitchen. Whenever I get myself a banana.  In my car. On our walks.

Apparently we were a real fixture in the neighborhood. Everyone thought they were so cute and of course we walked almost every day, sometimes twice a day.

And just this week someone commented to me while I was out walking Lola: don’t you have two? She was very sweet, though, and talked about how cute they were.

Matching outfits
Is it wrong that I match Lola’s leash to her coat when I can? Yes, I have a pink coat and leash for her. And pink sweater. And sometimes I’m in a pink coat too. With a pink hat.

Who wouldn’t smile at that silly face?
I felt Chester’s presence on my run yesterday
Really strongly. I kept thinking of him running with me, with those silly chihuahua ears standing up in the wind.

I’m planning to start adding stories about all the animals, mostly from me, some from Mr. Judy too, and I think I’ll write about this run in that section.

Let’s just leave it at it made me smile.

Have you ever noticed if your animals have a dominant side?

I’m linking up with Amanda at Running with Spoons for her:

Thursdays are for thinking out loud