Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Tuesday in the park with Jack
It's become a morning ritual. Get up around eight o'clock and head out the door to the Crescent Park dog run.
There's a group of about a dozen folks and their dogs that come around the same time. The dogs are now all friends, and most people know all the dogs' names. We even can remember one another's names, instead of designating them as "Augie's mom" or "Petunia's dad."
Jack has been slowing down lately, as a result of his arthritic hips. He had a bad spell this last week when it was so very cold.
But this morning, he was running and playing with the others. It keeps him active.
It's become a little community. We exchange phone numbers and text when we're heading to the park. Or we'll text, "Cold out today, dress warm." We share our social calendar. We turn one another on to cool events that are happening, or give tips on what store to find special items in. The human companionship keeps me active and connected, too.