I’ve been walking my dog a lot more lately. We’ve been taking long long walks through the neighborhood. It’s interesting to see the different neighborhoods and areas that are within walking distance of my house.
The other day, Boxing Day (Dec 26th) one of the biggest shopping days we have here in Canada, I decided to take a walk up to what is called “The Danforth”. It’s not all that far from where I live – maybe a mile or so. My goal was a particular pet store. You see I thought I’d lost my dogs favorite bone over the holidays and I wanted to replace it as quickly as possible before she noticed. She plays with her bone pretty much all day so it would be tragic for it to be missing!
So … I got my dog ready and off we went for our walk. It was about 4:30 in the afternoon. I was pretty sure the store would be open …. but once we got to the store I could see it was closed. I couldn’t believe it. There was a sign on the door that it was only open that day from 10 to 3 pm! The biggest shopping day of the year and they were only open for five hours? Very strange.
Oh well – my dog and I got our exercise that day. Good thing too because there was a snow storm (the first in this area!) the next day and it was way too cold for a long walk. Oh and I found her bone the next day as well. We also saw some strange things on our route home. I know people travel long distances when they visit at Christmas but you don’t usually see trucks marked pool fence az on the street. Someone obviously had a visitor from Arizona for Christmas.
Hopefully you had a nice Christmas or holiday season. Mine was quite different from normal – not in a good way unfortunately …