Best Story of the Week…CHARGE!

No, this isn’t about Amex or Visa, it’s the story of three dogs I encountered today….

a Rottweiler, a Standard Poodle and a French Bulldog.

I’ve seen them before, their owner, a tall, slim, middle-aged man in designer eyeglasses who jogs in jeans and a spiffy parka, his three, four-legged pals pulling him along.

This morning, he let them all off their leashes on the bridal path which is parallel to the running track. I watch all four of them run, but what makes me laugh is the Bulldog, the smallest of the group, proudly in the lead. He wears a pink collar that lights up around his cream-colored neck, I gather so his dad can see him at all times.

The little guy is so fast, like a thoroughbred, circling back as if to say, come on you slowpokes, get a move on.

The owner, like any good parent, allows them their freedom while under careful watch, while The Poodle and Rot seem unconcerned with their brother’s bravado.

I see they keep at their own leisurely pace staying where their paws are, so to speak, reminding me to do the same after not having the greatest of early mornings.

Change gears Susannah, is what their romp suggests, so I do, remembering how lucky I am to be in Central Park with the squirrels, birds and daffodils that are coming up despite the chill, like little yellow revolutionaries, I worry about, wanting to wrap sweaters around their hardy stems.

Dogs live in the moment, that’s why when one passes away, you often hear, it was so fast, so sudden, but that’s because they never complain till they have to, being in it right up to the end. It reminds me, I too want to be in it, right up to the end.

When God created animals he was truly at his best…

a second set of Apostles, just with tails.  🙂   


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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26 Responses to Best Story of the Week…CHARGE!

  1. Love this. Your descriptions are so good interesting like “yellow revolutionaries.” God was at his best when he created animals. Wonder what happened when he created man because he certainly wasn’t at his best.

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  2. micklively says:

    Nothing beats a dog for enthusiasm. When a dog enjoys his endeavours, the whole world has to know. Smudge’s tail wags from somewhere just behind her neck. 😉

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  3. This made me smile. Even though it’s still rather wintery here, I’m glad it’s a bit warmer there. I love watching dogs play. They have so much enthusiasm for life.

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  4. If a person had never met a dog, he would love them based on your descriptions alone. Second set of apostles! Superb!

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  5. My comment disappeared. Heck! I loved this post, as I do everything you write.

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  6. skinnyuz2b says:

    You are so astute, Savannah. Our old Sam, a medium sized mutt, is nearing the end. But like you observed, he lives for the moment with no complaint. We help him on and off the bed and sofa. Because he follows me like a shadow I try not to make unnecessary trips up and down the stairs. He has a few tumors, but they are not causing him any pain. I’ve had a few people (hate to admit they were all female) get grossed out by them and ask why we don’t put him down. I explain that he’s not in pain and still enjoying life. This morning he thoroughly enjoyed the last of our Easter ham, cut into tiny pieces for old teeth.
    Live for the day.

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  7. Imagine the world with dogs at the forefront …. ah, now that feels good.
    I’ve been worrying about the daffodils for a month. It’s moments like this I wish I could knit.

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    • You’re so funny and I appreciate more than you know how you always get my jokes. I’d like to see a Rot in the White House, or a Golden with shiny, wavy hair. Unlike someone else we know.


  8. Do remember that all of us are and were animals. We have all that inside ourselves. The lucky ones get to let it out to play. I am trying very hard to be one of those.


  9. I really love this post, not only because you and I love dogs so much, but because it’s so true—they truly do live in the moment.

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