I’m walking two hours every morning now. I’d love to say its part of my master self-care plan but that would be a lie. The two hours of walking are for the dogs.
I head out with Achilles first. He is the one dog in my pack I seem to be having the hardest time convincing I’m his pack leader, especially on our walks. We are getting much better at it but I apparently need some one on one walk time with him. (Note that I said ‘I,’ not he. Cesar says its the people…sigh).
As I said, I walk Achilles first, then Enzo (also feeling like I need one on one time here), then Truman and Luna together. Each set gets 40-minutes. They all are amazingly better than when we first started applying Cesar’s method(s).
We live in the Seattle-Tacoma area. Seattle has been known to be one of the cleanest cities in the U.S. As far as beauty, I have to agree that this area is gorgeous. Public garbage cans are fairly easy to find as they are liberally scattered in most areas…except your local neighborhoods.
This may seem like a random thought path, but I asure you its not. You see, as I am walking each dog, I am seeing all of the trash along the sides of the road. No, not piles. A can here, a bottle there, McDonalds bag and empty food containers strown about over there.
I can’t help but wonder how someone comes to the belief that just tossing their trash out of their vehicle is an acceptable option. Have they not heard and/or seen all of the environmental commercials and billboards talking about the demise of the plant? Has everyone forgotten the commercial from the 70’s with the crying Indian (Native American)? Did their parents never teach them? Were their parents litter-ers as well? Or is it some form of rebellion?
I am disgusted. I feel as if I should be carrying a large trash bag with me on our walks. Or maybe take a fourth walk for the soul (yes, I mean that in more than one way) purpose of picking up the trash I see along my dog walks. Perhaps I will wait for the weekend when my husband is home to help with the walks. I’ll only have one (possibly two) morning walks, leaving me free and energized to do a “cleaning up your side of the street” walk.