Thoughts on dog walking

King is ready for his walk

A few weeks ago, I fell and hurt my shoulder while volunteering as a dog walker. I’ve been rehabbing and haven’t been able to walk any dogs for a while. I have always loved volunteering at North Shore Animal League but now that it’s been (temporarily) taken away from me, I realize even more how much it means to me.  

I miss the excitement & tail wagging of the dogs when they see me approaching, leash in hand. 
I miss their happiness when I take them into the dog park where they can run free and we play fetch. 
I miss seeing their amazement at all the smells outside.
I miss snuggling with them and letting them know how much they are loved. 
I miss the puppy kisses.
And most of all, I miss helping them find their forever home with their new family. 

In case it isn’t clear, I can’t wait to go back.

Charley Girl in the dog park