Leaf Me Alone!

Despite lower temperatures this morning and strong windgusts, Molly and I made our way around the neighbourhood on our daily walk.

Molly

I was somewhat concerned that following my recent health hiccup, our ever growing dog, and the strong winds, It might be a bit much for me today. Obviously, I am even stronger than I thought I was because the weather did not bother me a bit. When the windgusts hit me, which they did, they did not even have me struggling to breathe. I was good!

Molly, on the other hand, struggled. I have noticed her getting really edgy on our walks lately. She has seemed a little bothered by the crisp, dried leaves falling from the trees and hitting the ground – especially walking through the park where there is a constant snap, crackle, and pop of falling foliage.

Today with the strong winds, the leaves were not only falling, but drifting and piling up on the paths and sidewalks that we travelled. Molly tried dodging them, but since that didn’t work, she tried rolling in them and finally running her nose through them like a giant, white, hairy, truffle hog (or dog as the case may be). It might not have been a huge deal if I had not been on the other end of her leash, but since I was it was indeed a bit of an issue. I did more than my share of bumbling and stumbling as she tried to make her way through, over, and past the offending, ubiquitous leaves.

With no shortage of trees in our neighbourhood, Molly’s aversion to falling and fallen leaves may make for a long autumn.

Unfortunately, our only hope for an end to this season is the onslaught of the next – which will undoubtedly bring with it a barrage of falling and fallen snow. πŸ₯Ί

We will get what we get when we get it! I just hope we find a way to bumble and stumble our way through it. Here is to hoping for an early spring!

That is it for today. Take care and have a great day! πŸ’žπŸŒžπŸŒ¬οΈπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒπŸƒ

17 thoughts on “Leaf Me Alone!

  1. I hope Molly gets used to the changes as she has no choice. The trees are beautiful in their autumn coats. Those piles of snow are so huge, it reminds me of Michigan! It’s been 9 years…

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  2. I am happy to hear Anne that you did okay with the wind. Sorry that Molly is not comfortable with the leaves and hope that she gets used to seeing and hearing them. I am certainly not looking forward to winter and hope it will be warmer and shorter than the last two we had. I don’t see how you and Molly will go walking in the cold winter snows that you have there. Your snow is probably different than what we have when we get it. We mostly get ice and sleet and if we have snow it is usually mixed with sleet or ice. Those photos are beautiful.

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  3. Thank you, Mags! We cannot walk on the sidewalks once the worst of winter hits. (They are barely walkable in the summer. πŸ™„). I am hoping the paths and dog park in the New Regent Park will be maintained throughout the winter. Molly and I just have to cross the street, go half a block to a back alley (that is maintained) and it winds around a corner into the park. Otherwise, I may have to drive across the city to our main city park to walk her. We will figure it out. 😊

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  4. I recognise this behaviour of our dogs… the also went a bit crazy when there were a lot of dead leaves on the ground and the wind blew them away. It realy amused them πŸ™‚ The younger the dogs, the more they give attention to such things.

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