Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Perambulating Pup

Perambulate.  I love how that word rolls off the tongue.  Slow it down.  Per...am...bu...late. 

It's a word that, I think, perfectly describes Hurley's walking style.   He goes at a slow pace, hips undulating as his 70 lb frame imitates that of a much, much larger dog.  Each step seems to be infused with purpose, or maybe it's just that each step reflects his laid-back attitude towards life. 

Even the synonyms at dictionary.com each perfectly describe what comes to mind when it's just me and Hurley walking about our neighborhood: saunter, amble, mosey, meander, ramble.  Yup.  That's my guy!

I'm beginning to realize that Hurley's gift to me might be teaching me the ability to take life in at a leisurely pace, to not sweat the small stuff, to stop and smell the roses (or the cat poo, as the case might be). 

2 comments:

  1. That's so wonderful. I love the image of Hurley perambulating around :)

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  2. Very true, our beloved friends, show us a diferent perspective of life! Good for you, Hurley is a wonderful caracter :)

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