Saturday, July 2, 2016
Jacks Got A New Master
Jacks got a new master, albeit only for a little while longer hopefully. You may not know, but I have been walking the dogs (now dog) around our area for the past 4 years now and in that time, have gotten to know a few of the other dogs and their walkers. Some, I have learnt the names of; others I only know in relation to their dog's names. Such as Ricky's mum & Jack's Master etc.
Since our last dog has passed on, I have changed my then regular route and so don't see some of them as much as I used to. Jack was one I used to see a lot of; and often even when driving would often see them. Today I went to take CoCo for a walk, she stopped at the end of our drive looking at the Water Easement exit across the road. Eventually I saw Jack come out of the bushes now growing there. As I hadn't seen him or his master for a little while, even though I was heading in the other direction, I decided to wait till his master appeared and say hello.
Eventually a young lady appeared with jack's lead in her hand. A bit confused I called out and asked if that was indeed Jack. When she said it was I said I often saw him and his Master but hadn't for a while. She said that he was her father; and when I asked how he was, she said He was okay now and able to walk a little bit now. Turns out he climbed up a ladder to get onto the roof and the ladder went with him on it and he did his knee/leg in.
Another reason why I won't get up on to the roof, (even though I do want to check it and the spouting) unless someone is around in case I too fall; and the weather/roof is a lot drier than it is now.
What about you now? Is there something you really would like to do now, but for health and/or safety reasons, really should leave for a better time? Better to do so than pay the price like Jack's master is currently, don't you think?