Walking the dog


Do they worry, I wonder, lost in the rain,

Relentless thoughts that batter the brain

With rods of steel?

Do they see the river that falls from the sky

Red with the stop lights of cars going by

In the twilight?

Do they huddle in misery, full of regret

That they chose to walk and are getting wet

But don’t know why?

Their footsteps are led by a joyous soul

That bounds through the puddles, muddy and whole,

Loving the rain.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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48 Responses to Walking the dog

  1. Maggie doesn’t seem to like getting wet these days! Ani on the other hands obviously loves her walks regardless, bless her.

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  2. Violet Lentz says:

    I had one dog that refused to go out in the rain. She literally ‘held it’ for two days once just because she didn’t want to get wet.

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  3. While I was looking out the car window today I saw a dog in a field by himself happily wagging his tail, so content with the simple joys of life. ❀

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  4. Sadje says:

    They are like kids!

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  5. barbtaub says:

    Why does my dog loathe water applied indoors (in a bathtub, say) but adore any form of outdoor water?

    Of course, she wonders just the opposite about me…

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  6. jenanita01 says:

    Rain has never stopped me from doing anything. I once put up an entire garden fence while it poured. I don’t think I have ever been that wet with my clothes on before!

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  7. I also like walking in the rain, Sue. I always have.

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  8. willowdot21 says:

    I love this πŸ’œ

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  9. Alli Templeton says:

    Two very different views of walking in the rain, superbly depicted… I love ‘the river that falls from the sky’ – it’s a bit like that today. My poor daughter got drenched while sailing this morning, even though she didn’t capsize! But after sailing, even in this downpour, she’s a joyous soul too. πŸ™‚

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  10. Jennie says:

    Rain is fun, Ani!

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  11. Widdershins says:

    I love walking in the rain πŸ˜€ … and even working out in … a drizzle. πŸ™‚

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  12. noelleg44 says:

    Ani just loves everything, doesn’t she? We should all be able to look at everything as a great adventure. She’s a good reminder.

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  13. Denis1950 says:

    I love the whole package Sue.

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