Monday, February 28, 2011

Walking Cody

Meet our new dog, Cody. He is a 6 year old German Shepherd and we adopted him after his former master died of cancer. He never left his master's side throughout his illness, and Cody lost 20 lbs afterwards from missing him so much. Cody is recovering now and has bonded very tightly with Joe. He notices me only when Joe isn't around. He is an intelligent and loyal dog with good ears and a big bark (which makes me feel safe). And since he was a former show dog, he is beautifully trained and well-mannered, too (which makes me enjoy having him around).

Every night before his dinner, he goes for a long walk down to the Back Bay with Joe. This is Joe's favorite walk, and now it's become Cody's too. Oh, how they love these walks. For Cody, it's a big sniff fest! He trots along so joyfully and explores with abandon. For Joe, it's a time to commune with God and nature. It's good for both of their souls.

Here they are in the woods along the road. So much to see and explore.
I just love tagging along with my camera. I am eager to see it all change with the coming of Spring.

A small creek to cross over with the Back Bay beyond.
Cody isn't afraid to get his paws wet. We have to wear our boots.

Sunset in Tidewater Country.
Paradise for a dog and his man.

4 comments:

karen gerstenberger said...

Your photographs are gorgeous - what a beautiful place you've found. It's so good to see the bond between Joe and Cody - it sounds like a comfort to both of them, as well as to you. What I love the most about this is the fact that the word "paradise" has found its way into your posting. Since your blog name has that word in it (signifying Maui and your life there, "before"), I love seeing it appear with you now, in Virginia. xoxo

michael, ciara, mikaela and zachary said...

beautiful Karen! thanks for letting me "come along" on your gorgeous walk! absolutely peaceful. Love you guys!

Anonymous said...

Oh there really are no words for the beauty that I see in the pictures, Good to see happiness, yes! Loving you both Sharon

Jeri said...

Glad to see you got a dog. They're good therapy and wonderful companions. Thanks for sharing! Love you!