A Winter's Walk with Leo

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Leo takes us through his winter walk. Read on to find out more.

A Winter's Walk with Leo

I am Leo, eleven and a half years young, and I like to go out no matter what the weather. My master says I have never grown up, and as I get older I become more of a baby, but I am not stupid, babies get lots of cuddles, and I like cuddles.

Every day when my mistress Carol comes downstairs dressed, then I know it's my time, time to go for a walk, so I jump about and bark until she takes me out, it's not that hard to get through to her.

She's not keen about the frost on the ground, and it is slippery, but she's picked up my lead now, so off we go, out into the glen, which is looking very inviting, the sun is shining, making the frost glitter.

Bishopstone Glen

We walk through the glen, at this time of year the trees are bare, and you can see from one side to another. I like the windy paths, there are plenty of interesting things for me to sniff, and no reason to hurry.

I see she has her doggie bag ready, so I need to do my business, and then she will put it in the bin, which is near to the top of the cliffs. That is where the car park is, and lots of people come to this area to walk their dogs. My favourite part is going on the beach, where I can paddle to my heart's content, and even roll in the muddy parts.

We walk to Reculver

Sometimes Carol takes me along the beach to Reculver. It's a long walk, and I love it, I pull of the seaweed and eat it on the way, but then I have to run to catch her up. She scolds me for eating it, but I love the taste, I am sure it's good for me.

We meet other dogs all having fun, and I usually manage to find a ball or a toy to take home with me. Well a chap's got to live up to his name, and I am a retriever! Today I find a cuddly toy, but mum says we must leave that behind, because it might be precious to a little child. I love children, they always want to stroke me, and they need protecting..

I don't mind the cold.

Everybody we see has got big coats, scarves and gloves, Carol is also wearing a hood, as she says if her head is warm, then all of her is warm. Some of the little dogs have knitted winter coats on too, but I am a tough guy, my fur is thick, and cold never affects me.

I completely forget that the ice is slippery when I bound across to catch up with Carol, and I skid along a bit, she laughs at me and says I look like a cartoon dog. I like to make her laugh, walks are fun for both of us. I am going to stop for a sniff now, that is a very important part of our walk.

Heading back

We have been out about an hour now, and now we are heading back. We come off the beach, and now we have challenges ahead. The slope would be the obvious choice, but it's still covered in ice. I suddenly have an idea.

I run ahead of Carol, there is a piece of land jutting out to sea we call the headland, and it has no ice in the middle part, the sun has melted it, so we can walk safely up it. Here I go, and I look back just to make sure she's got the message, and will follow me. Good girl, she knows what I mean, sometimes these humans can be quite intelligent!

Nearly home

The sun is still shining as we walk along the glen to our house. Some of the frost has melted, but there are still patches, so I am a bit more cautious, and I notice Carol is walking right at the edge where it's clear. My mistress knows the art of self preservation, and she praises me for leading her up the safe part of the headland.

I love every bit of praise I get, and my tail rarely stops wagging. I love my life, and my family. I have people who love me, and a couple of cats who love me, Max and Mia. When I get home, they will be waiting to share the fire with me and I can't wait. Carol will put the kettle on, and I will have a nice snooze. HAPPY WINTER WALKS EVERYONE.
My thanks to Youtube for the video, the images are my own

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I am a proud mother and grandmother, and an author. I have had 6 books published. My hobbies are walking, swimming, and playing badminton.

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author avatar Carol
25th Jan 2017 (#)

Thank you Peter, for the moderation and star

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author avatar LOVERME
21st Feb 2017 (#)

ma'am,
when you walk my page I glow like a glow worm does
do come more often
as my time is nearing the coast of time
Soon I may be on the other side of existence
then who knows who will read me
who won't
who will miss me
who won't
life is like a never rolling stream
we all come enjoy and scream
enjoy ice cream
Then slowly become breathless so it seems
as we merge with one extreme The ocean engulfs us all
we say Divine Supreme
who has that ever seen
we continue to dream
a never ending one
till then do come
and glow our mind
your reading in itself for me is Divine
ere my time


There are so many
small minded folks around,
they can't let others enjoy
your works
simply because
they don't follow yours
They too are a part of us
we must accept it

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author avatar Carol
22nd Feb 2017 (#)

I was very sad to read this Loverme, I hope you are not telling me you are ill. I agree about the small mindedness, I have found so much of it, but I can't be bothered with these sort of people, their jealousy and unhappiness shows through when they behave like this.. I am content with my life, and I love my family and friends, so they can't hurt me.

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author avatar LOVERME
23rd Feb 2017 (#)

as my time is nearing the coast of time
Soon I may be on the other side of existence
Avery young girl we knew just went into the ops room and said
meet you on the other side.

We all stand on the side of the river when the stream will engorge us none knows we just look blank into wilderness who is calling us fom where she came into my dreams and said loverme come over it's fun and folic here you need not fear
so impressed by her great intense message as she spoke t me ere she went on the otherside I felt such an emotion as if she was calling me she was too young much younger than us but life can call any one any time of us. no fuss So worry not ma'am time is always a mystery those who come must go but when even God does not know.

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author avatar LOVERME
23rd Feb 2017 (#)



As my time is nearing
the coast of time
Soon I may be on the other side
of existence

Avery young girl we knew
just went into the ops room
and said
‘’meet you on the other side.’’

We all stand by the side of the river
when the stream will engorge us
none knows

We just look blank into wilderness
who is calling us from where

She came into my dreams
and said
Loverme come over
its fun and folic here
you need not fear

So impressed by her great intense message
as she spoke to me
ere she really went on the other side
I felt such an emotion
as if she was calling me

She was too young
much younger than us
but Divinity can call any one
any time
of us
no fuss

So worry not ma'am
time is always a mystery
those who come must go
but when
even God does not know.

That is the best part of the living show...

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author avatar Carol
24th Feb 2017 (#)

I agree that we can be called to our maker at any age, I have lost friends younger than myself recently, but I hope you are in good health, and it's only your poetic mind looking ahead to the next world.

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author avatar LOVERME
3rd Mar 2017 (#)

My gestures are mostly poetic ..
I cover all channels of mystery and history..
as part of human story ..
I am well still ma'am ...
thanks.

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
27th Feb 2017 (#)

This is simply wonderful dear Carol..
What beautiful pictures both indoors and out of Leo and friends...so heartwarming even though we can almost feel the frost in the air .
I don't visit here as much as I once did , but I am always glad to see your face and your posts here ...
Keep them coming .
Many blessings and love ..
Stella ><

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author avatar Carol
27th Feb 2017 (#)

Hello Stella, I am also guilty of not being on here so much. Thank you for visiting my page. I hope you are keeping well, and I am sending you my love today xx

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author avatar Stella Mitchell
6th Mar 2017 (#)

I am well, thank you dear Carol.
Spring is well on its way now , and the mornings are getting lighter earlier again now , so you walks with Leo should be somewhat more pleasant each day .
Keep well and be blessed
Love Stella ><

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
13th Mar 2017 (#)

Another great piece and lovely dog Leo, a big hug for you and him, love Golden retrievers

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author avatar Carol
13th Mar 2017 (#)

Thanks for reading Fern.

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