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All about the dogs. Sunday April 26, 2015

Taking my regular walks along the local coastal path always does me good.

What has been lovely this past week (half term holidays) is seeing tens of children at the beach with their families, as well as the usual motley collection of dogs and their walkers (walkers, as in humans, not Zimmer frames. Now that would be a sight!).

But it has made me realise something. I've noticed that I'm quite oblivious to all the babies, toddlers and children with their buckets and spades and cute little ways. I'm all about the dogs! I'm not maternal. I'm 'caninernal'!

I stop and coo over Bella the Pug as she snorts happily at me like a little piglet. Daisy, a Cocker Spaniel, rolls on her back and allows me the privilege of tickling her tum. Spotty the Bull Dog sits heavily on my foot demanding more attention. And Leo the ShiTzu fetches his squeaky toy and plops it at my feet, snuffling excitedly.

Not to sound puffed up here, but these dogs adore me!

They don't seem to be frightened of me; there's no hiding behind mummy's legs or bursting into tears, and I don't fret that I'm saying all the wrong things to timid little Timmy and damaging the poor child for life! Nope. In fact, I'm not gonna lie, I think I speak the language of Dog.

I've always had more of a leaning towards felines than canines. Yet, now, I take myself off on my walks knowing that my heart will soar and sing as I meet and greet these delightful four-legged characters. I've never felt so cherished!

In fact, I can truly say with a confidence I'll never possess around fellow humans, that animals love me every bit as much as I love them.

Animals, the great outdoors,'s no wonder these things crop up so frequently in Moodscope posts. They are the great staples of better mental health.

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Julia Sun, Apr 26th 2015 @ 10:07am

Hi Suzy. A lovely blog. Children can be very direct in their reactions to us depressed or having an off day,adults. Of course they are not old enough to act any differently but I have had encounters with lovely children where I've slunk away because they have made me feel worse, not better like dogs always do.

Julia Sun, Apr 26th 2015 @ 12:06pm

Hi Suzy again. There was a problem earlier with access to your blog page. Caroline has sorted it out I think. Perhaps you might suggest to her that she publish it again during the week? It's such a good blog, it would be a pity if it wasn't there for everyone to read again or for the first time and comment.

Hopeful One Sun, Apr 26th 2015 @ 12:33pm

Hi Suzy - Thank you for an interesting blog. Animal love is unconditional and that is why we gravitate towards it while human love would be unusual without some explicit or implicit terms and conditions .I love dogs and other pets because they instantly
bring me 'in the moment' . Dogs I guess have no concept of yesterday or tomorrow. Everything they do is in the 'now'. That usually brings me up with a start as I realise how my mind has wandered to the past which is gone and cannot be changed and the future which has yet to happen

Mart Sun, Apr 26th 2015 @ 12:53pm

Very nice piece this Suzy. I must agree dogs do seem to have that inate ability to make us feel good about life and about ourselves, helping boost our spirits. Maybe you could introduce me to Bella, Daisy, Spotty and Leo on your walk one day!

Anonymous Sun, Apr 26th 2015 @ 8:22pm

Hi Suzy, I love your blog, it's lovely to see enthusiasm! (Made up for me having little today.) You have a talent, dogs tend to jump up at me, scare the pants off me, then we look at each other from a distance. You are gifted! I couldn't access the page...glad it's sorted...I thought it was my end.
Thanks for the blog, love from the room above the garage x.

Loulla Wed, May 6th 2015 @ 11:14am

Ah love it! Great read. Thanks Sooz.
Oh i do love dogs!! ( but dont tell my beloved cat) X

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