January 31, 2011
Set off for a morning pre-breakfast walk to my special tree. On the path across the fields, I met a young girl walking with seven or eight dogs, all different sizes and breeds. I asked her if she was a dog walker, which she obviously was, and she added that one of the little dogs, with a "coat" on was her own. We chatted for a few minutes about the benefits of early morning walks, and about the individual personalities of dogs, confirmed by one or two of the dogs as they aimiably barked their opinions to our conversation.