Walking Miss Daisy

IMG_0470It’s pouring rain at the moment. Probably why I’m thinking about walking Daisy. That’s one of the interesting things about living with a dog. You really don’t have a choice about getting out there. No doubt about it, sometimes it’s really a pain, but much of the time, it’s a good thing.

We’re fortunate to live in a quiet area with little traffic. A neighborhood walk consists of a half mile circular loop. We do that at least once a day.

Other than the neighborhood, we have a number of favorite destination walks. There’s the canal walk. Frank likes this one for the scenery and the boat traffic. Daisy likes it because of the “cookie wagon.” Two people scoot up and down the bike path that borders the canal in a  little motorized vehicle. They monitor what’s going on and keep the area clean. They also keep a jar of dog biscuits handy. Daisy can spot them a mile away!

If Daisy could talk, I guarantee she would vote for the Beebe Woods walk. No leash required on this one. She’s good about keeping us in sight as we walk on the path through the woods. We were there yesterday. The snow has melted and there was a different feel in the air. It was still cold, but the sun felt warm on my face and birds were chirping.

A tie with Bebe Woods for favorite walk status would have to be the Megansett walk. This takes us through sleepy seasonal neighborhoods to Megansett Beach. The quiet of winter flows into the stirring of cottage openings in the spring to full summer activity. With fall, comes the removal of porch furniture and the boarding up of windows in preparation for the winter lull. We like it in all seasons. We’ve also grown to appreciate the ever changing landscape of the Great Sippewissett Marsh as we meander along the bike path in West Falmouth.

Thank you, Daisy, for being our guide on these travels. We wouldn’t travel these paths without you!


About Mary Jane

I am a retired English teacher. My husband, Frank, and I have lived on Cape Cod since 2000. I am a lifelong bread baker and writer and have been posting a blog on Falmouth Patch for the last few years. Savory Seasons has been largely devoted to recipes and food in general. I am hoping to expand my focus in this new blog.
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