Maddie has us very well trained. Sometimes, she is particular about whether I need to take her out or the Editor has to take her. Sometimes, it doesn’t matter. Monday, it mattered.
It had snowed overnight Sunday into Monday. I spend several hours clearing the driveway and sidewalk of 8″(20cm) of heavy wet snow before going to work (which had opened at 10:00 am). I came home, and I sat with Maddie, as is required. After a few minutes, Maddie got up and went to the door, then came to me, then jumped up on the couch, off the couch and back to the door, and then back to me and the couch.
I got the message.
I put on a pair of boots, my winter coat, hooked up the pup and out we went. We got as far as the steps, and Maddie stopped. The sun was shining. It wasn’t warm, but the sun felt warm. She looked up as if to say:
“Can we just sit here for a while?”
Then she sat.
Then I sat.
Pretty soon she was laying in the sun and sniffing the entire world.
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The gallery has a few pictures from the morning adventure clearing the mess and a few from the steps.