Posted by Jamie
Photos taken by Kayla
For the past few weeks, Kayla and I have been walking our neighbor’s dogs–Clarence and Tink. Clarence is a ten-month old Lab (he’s a giant), and Tink is a five year old German Shepherd/Boxer mix. She has the sweetest face and disposition and is a little over-weight. She loves to eat. Clarence is a big, boisterous puppy who loves ice cubes, playing ball and going on walks. :D
We go over to their home across the street every day after breakfast to say good morning and throw the ball for Clarence. Tink loves to be petted. She’s never chased the ball. She prefers to be pampered. Clarence gets jealous, though, and will start biting her small ears. She bites back and grabs the lose skin on his head and drags him around the yard. Ouch. :)
Around 3:00 or 3:30 in the afternoon, Kayla and I will go over to give them a walk on our street. Clarence loves to walk, even though he has bad hips. Walking Tink is an attempt to help her lose some of her excess baggage. ;b I usually take Clarence and Kayla takes Tink. We walk around our cul-de-sac first. Then we might go up the block to the next cul-de-sac on the left. But for some reason Kayla doesn’t like going that way. She says it’s dark, it had Halloween stuff (I didn’t even notice those), that there was no grass or flowers and that it wasn’t a ‘happy’ place. So we usually go to the right to a different cul-de-sac that is ‘happy’. Then we go down to the end of the street and come back. The two do very well. Tink gets a little excited if we pass a fence that has a barking dog on the other side. (She would love to just take ‘em all on and chew them shreds.) If it’s a nice day, we come back to our front yard to take some pictures and pet them. Then we take them back to their home.
Their owner is a widow, Mrs. ‘T’. She’s a Christian and loves to have us come in and sit down. She gives us water with cookies or apples and we talk and feed Clarence ice cubes. We enjoying spending time with her and the two cuties, Clarence and Tink.