For nearly 15 years, I have enjoyed this wonderful community. It's great neighborhoods, sense of safeness, friendly people and an overall feeling of peace living here.
And who can forget about the new Culvers moving in! Yummmmm!!
Last evening, I took our puppy, Mic, for a walk (okay, puppy in mind and soul...maybe not so much puppy in size). We stopped along the way to visit with people outside and just enjoyed the beautiful summer evening.
Now, everyone who lives here can tell you how nice our parks are and Mic (puppy) is no exception. He has one particular favorite that we frequent all the time. Well, last night, as in all of our walks, Mic walked patiently...waiting to get to his favorite destination. He knows that when we get there, I will take his leash off and he can run free!
Well, last night was different. There were lots and lots of people at the park. There was a soccer game of small kids. Mic quickly got over the fact that he couldn't run free...better yet! There were kids all over the place! Lots of playmates!
All eyes were on the kids playing soccer...Every parent was cheering their children on...And I thought, "Oh dear, should I turn around and go in a different direction?" I decided to move forward...no one would even notice...I could handle the situation. As we moved through, Mic did not bark, but he so badly wanted to greet his friends. I kept a hold of the leash and as we walked by, I realized all eyes started moving in our direction. The kids stopped playing and the coaches were staring.
"LOOK AT THAT DOG! WHAT KIND IS IT? HE LOOKS LIKE A HORSE! wOW, THAT IS A BEAUTIFUL DOG!"
My fears suddenly turned into large smiles. Mic pranced as if he were a galliant stallion. We both handled the situation like pros. Ane he was very proud. I smiled one last time as we moved on by and thought, "Huh! We just stole the show in Cottage Grove!"