Monday, September 25, 2017

Walking the Dog then and now

Walking the Dog is a repeat of a short post that I did on June 15th 2005, this post only got one comment at the time but my blog was fairly new then.

I thought for fun I would do a then and now post, Walking the Dog is the original post with pictures of Dixie and I on or about the date of June 15 2005, below that post I am going to add pictures Cindy took of Dixie and I on September 23, 2017.

To give you a little background this was during the time that I was either walking with forearm crutches, or was in a wheelchair, Do You Want To Race explains this period in my life somewhat.

Our neighbor had given me this scooter so I could get out and visit the neighbors, Dixie thought that every time that I got on it that she had to go also.

6/15/2005
Young Dachshund named Dixie riding wit Jimmy on an Amigo scooter

Dachshund Pup named Dixie riding with Jimmy down sidewalk on an Amigo scooter

Thought you might get a smile out of me taking my dog "Dixie" for a walk. Now who do ya think is really in control here?


Mowing the Lawn 
9/23/2017
Jimmy driving Cub Cadet tractor with his fourteen year old Dachshund sitting up with paws on the steering wheel

Side view of Jimmy driving Cub Cadet tractor with his fourteen year old Dachshund sitting up with paws on the steering wheel
And this is Dixie helping me mow the lawn (actually just ride on the tractor) twelve years later. I think she is still in control.

57 comments:

  1. My goodness, you've been doing this blog thing for quite some time, and still bringing us joy and laughter. It's wonderful that Dixie is so supportive when you need her most. Such a cute doggie! Hugs...p.s. - I suspect you'll get more than one post these days. (lol) RO

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    1. Hello RO, That was back when I first started, I was probably fortunate to have that one lol.

      Dixie is a great companion and has been with us through thick and thin. I think this updated post should get more than one look ;)

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    1. Some dogs ARE people (little, short, furry people)!!

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    2. Hey Delores, Miss Dixie is convinced that she is :)

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    3. Hello Fran, Dixie falls into that category 100%

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  3. Awww and Dixie is now linked to Awww Mondays. Just saying.

    Have a woof woof Awww Monday. ☺

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    1. Thank you Sandee, Dixie loves all the attention she can get. Seriously I do appreciate it.

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  4. Dixie is one smart lady, conning a ride and claiming her human all at the same time.

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    1. P.S. Just read your original post and wanted to add that my husband also picked April Fool's Day to retire and he loved Snoopy, too. I think you both have/had similar sense of humors and you both had great attitudes after your strokes.

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    2. Thank you Jean, It is a great honor to be compared to your Don, I am at a loss for words because this does mean a lot to me.

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  5. My childhood dog we tried to put in our little red wagon and roll him around. He would mentally think "Nope!" and jump out every time.

    The dog after him always loved car rides.

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    1. Hi Adam, Every dog just like humans have a different personality, our dog likes to go no matter what the mode of transportation is.

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    1. Thank you Kathe, It's a pleasure to have you stop by.

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  7. Now I need to go back in your archives and read more. I didn't realize you'd had a stroke -- you've had a good recovery, it seems? And ahh, dogs, they are just like us, eh? As they age they get greyer and stumpier, but underneath they're just the same old personality looking for a breeze in their faces. Or is that just me? hah

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    1. Hi Jenny, I am truly blessed with the recovery I have had, it wasn't overnight by any means and I still have a few issues but am happy with the results.

      The only problem I have with dogs ageing, especially Dixie is that they age so much faster than us, she and I both did get gray at the same time haha.

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  8. These are great "Before" and "Afters", Jimmy! Dixie clearly enjoys taking you for a walk and letting you help mow the lawn.

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    1. Hello Abby, Thank you Mam, yes it is a pleasure to be Dixie's helper

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  9. I read that link and was surprised to learn you had a stroke and marvel at how you handled it and your recovery. Cool that Cindy's help and humor plus Dixie's devotion helped you through that time and are still your support. The years have been good to you all.

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    1. Hey Patti, Cindy and Dixie were both instrumental in my recovery, neither one would let me give up, a little pushing and a lot of humor goes a long way.

      Thank you Patti.

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  10. I didn't realise you'd had a stroke either. Dixie looks like a very loyal companion. Very cute.

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    1. Hey Joey, Dixie is a very loyal companion for sure, Thank you my friend.

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  11. Dixie is a true companion. I didn't start blogging till 2008, so that as before my time.

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    1. Hello Bijoux, Dixie has been very true from day one, and as for you starting to blog in 2008 that's probably about the time we started following one another, my blog was Just My Opinion and your user name was different, but through the changes we are still here :)

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  12. Now who do ya think is really in control here?

    I've got a similar issue with Spock the Cat at my house. If he hears me opening a box of cereal he's got to have some of the leftover milk in the bowl. As I eat my breakfast he's in my lap and can tell when I'm getting down to the last little bit. Spock's meowing get loud and insistent if he thinks I'm trying to finish it all myself.

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    1. Aren't these animals something, they wrap themselves right into our hearts and then begin to train us to their needs lol

      I can just see Spock the Cat hurrying you along to get to his portion of the milk.

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  13. Of course Dixie is in charge. I suspect she reminds you from time to time.
    Probably more politely than Jazz (who is definitely the boss of me) does here.

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    1. Yes Mam, Dixie is definitely in charge and she knows it without a doubt, I think the majority of us have a pet who is in charge like Jazz and Dixie.

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  14. Miss Dixie was and still is a charmer. What a love!

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    1. Hi Sharon, Oh yes Miss Dixie is a charmer, she hooks most people and they fall in love with her.

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  15. I don't need to think very hard to know who's in charge.

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    1. It is pretty obvious isn't it Stephen. Haha

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  16. Gosh, Dixie has more hair and you have less.
    Hahaha cute post.
    Lisa

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    1. That's about the truth too Lisa haha.

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  17. I am relieved to see that you and Dixie "just ride on the tractor." For a minute, I thought you two had mowed the grass down to the bare dirt, and it baked in the sun until it looks like concrete! How fast does that thing go? Can you help Dixie catch some rabbits?

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    1. Hello Val, These pictures were during the removal from the garage phase of the trip ;)

      We do have rabbits a plenty here but Dixie hasn't thought about chasing them with Cubby...yet.

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  18. Cute pictures now and then! Aren't the dogs always in control? Our corgi had us wrapped around his )nonexistent) tail and two front paws. We spoil them sometimes worse than we spoil our children.

    betty

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    1. Thank you Betty, Dogs do have a way of wrapping themselves right into our hearts and yes they are in control and know it.

      As for spoiling them worse than our children you are 100% correct on that one.

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  19. I love dogs and miss mine. Sometimes they are more considerate than humans. It as interesting to see the picture of you as were then.... you are doing real well, Jimmy.

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    1. Good morning Valerie, Dogs are more genuine all the way around than people are sometimes, it's too bad that they age so much quicker than we do.

      Thank you Valerie I am doing well now.

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  20. Dixie is definitely in control, you're just the back seat driver, ha ha.

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    1. Hello River, I hadn't thought of that but I am "still" just the backseat driver haha.

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  21. Both of my dogs are in charge. Glad you have company on your lawn mowing task.

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    1. Hello Annie, Dixie is company for me no matter what I am doing, she is actually sitting in the chair with me now haha.

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  22. How wonderful is that, and how time flies. Great bond and company over the years!

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    1. Yes Sir, The bond is a wonderful thing that a dog can create with you, just too bad the time rolls so quickly.

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  23. Dogs make such good pets, they're actually family members.

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    1. Yes Sir John, They are definitely members of the family.

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  24. HA! That Dixie is a cutie! It seems that you've both gained a little gray over the years. Or is that blonde?

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    1. Hey Pat, We can call it blonde, I don't think either she or I would mind that.

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  25. Cute photos! Unconditional love on both sides there I am thinking :)

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    1. Thank you Denise, I think you are correct there my friend.

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    1. She is definitely a great boss. Haha

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