Sunday Walk Thought

I’ve said previously that Hubby and I talk about a lot of things on our walks, but when I’m on my own, it’s a bit difficult having a conversation as people either think you’re ‘odd’ for talking to yourself or are looking for the telltale antenna loop of the latest appendage in mobile communication.
Every time I walk the dog alone, I smile at other dogs and say hello to their walkers, who reply in kind (not that Dogs say Hello, but you get my drift).

It’s been pretty mild these past few days, but I am not kidding myself that Spring is here. For years I thought certain flowers only showed their heads in the Spring, but in recent times this has been disproved by the appearance of the crocus in our lawn, and this morning the tentative peeping of yellow amidst the grass in the avenue.

crocusBut that’s not what my main thought was as I walked.
Surprisingly it was names, and what started it was a company van.
The name was painted on the front and sides, and I wondered if there was an Adam Adams somewhere. There is bound to be a Peter Peters or a John Johns, and I know personally of a Robert Roberts and Philip Phillips (though his friends called him Pip).
So as I was walking Maggie round, I was thinking how many boys Christian names are also used as surnames (adding an ‘s’ is allowed).
I came up with loads including Andrew, Barry, Christopher, Daniel, Edward, Frederick, Gordon, Humphrey, Leonard, Michael, Neil, Oliver, Richard, Steven, Thomas, Vernon and William.

Just a thought for a sunny, if chilly, Sunday morning and beats counting!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Sunday Walk Thought

  1. scifihammy says:

    Interesting thought πŸ™‚ I like how one’s mind can wander as you walk along πŸ™‚

  2. For the first time ever, I took my 61/2 year old hound into town for a five mile walk. He was so skittish at first with the sounds of traffic and the gobs of people wandering past. And he’d never seen so many other dogs before as well. I spent the time trying to look at the world through his fresh eyes, and what a treat (and a tiny bit of trauma) to make that attempt. It does have one’s mind switch directions tho. And I like the route yours took you.

    • I can’t believe how almost paranoid Maggie gets sniffing the grass, every blessed blade, and she’s already done it the day before! I’ve been lucky in not meeting any aggressive dogs on my routes, though if I get a bit twitchy, Maggie’s clipped and held close. I bet your hound thought it was all very exciting, daunting and scary, and now looking forward to the next one! πŸ™‚

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