It’s finally March and almost time to begin thinking about actually being outdoors looking at flowers, but winter is just enjoying our company so much that I have a feeling it will be hanging around through the first blooms.
There was time this week for a few walks by the river in between starting a new book, The Silent Patient, watching a favorite new series, Whiskey Cavalier, and celebrating that I have a new favorite baseball team, the Philadelphia Phillies, after my favorite player, Bryce Harper, joined the team with the largest overall contract in North American sports history.
Watching dogs stroll by the river with their owners, I have been wondering if or when I will decide to look for another dog. While I’m wondering about this, I’ve also thought about going to the park with a hamburger in my pocket and maybe by some lucky chance a stray dog will follow me home. Unfortunately, at this point my pockets must smell like peanuts from feeding all of our backyard visitors
because there was only a squirrel at the park that either wanted to mug me for the peanuts or was begging to come home with me. Somehow Gabby’s strong spirit remains with me and has let me know she is not happy about strange squirrels approaching me in the park or the thought of a dog or the turkeys roaming around her yard.
The birds would prefer I would continue to spend any extra money on birdseed instead of bowls better suited to stray dogs
and the squirrels have no idea why another dog that would constantly chase them is needed when they are more than willing to entertain everyone trying to obtain the perfect face full of snow.
It will be another weekend out in the snow with the wildlife and maybe stopping for a double cheeseburger on the way to the park.