Walking the dog – and Depression


Intriguing and well stated!

One Depressed Mama

We have been adjusting to life with a dog in the house again.  I enjoy the training and have been focused on getting Puppy to walk well on a leash.  It’s been two and a half years since our first dog died, and I had forgotten how much I had enjoyed those dog walks.  The exercise and the endorphins are good, of course, but it was more than that – I enjoyed the walks with the dog in a different way from a walk on my own.  I liked the feeling of companionship, and how well Old Dog and I walked together.  It sounds funny, but our walks were like a choreographed routine.  We had walked so many hundreds of miles together.  I could anticipate when Old Dog might stop and sniff, and she knew how to switch from one side to the other without tangling me up in the…

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