Tuesday, January 3, 2017
It's about snow and winter and special places for people and dogs
This is Spirit last winter... checking out all the stuff on Wicklow Beach which is nearby. This beach is open to the public - a long stretch of sand and pebbles that brings tons of people to the shores of Lake Ontario in spring, summer and fall, Not so many in winter.
But when Spirit sticks his head out the door and there is snow on the ground, I know he'll have a great time anywhere we go that day. So he jumped in the back of the car and off we went looking for adventure, or maybe just a place to walk.
Not another soul while we were there.
If it were summer he would be competing with a few other dogs for balls or sticks thrown into the water, or running along the beach chasing sea gulls or Canada geese. But on this day it was sniff and scratch, all along the walk.
But you can tell from the stillness of the water, and the lack of people, that it is cold today and no one is about, so we hear only the lapping of an occasional small wave along the edge, and the sound of wings as birds sometimes flies by.
Can you tell both Spirit and I enjoy this special place very much?