Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
You are probably familiar with the Dr. Seuss book, “Oh, the places you’ll go”. It was his last published book and has evolved into somewhat of a motivational tome for graduates, or anyone facing a life change or challenge. I just think it’s a fun book with some fun quotes that make me think of our dog Tino. Tino was our adventurer and if you haven’t read about any of his many, many adventures, I suggest you check them out.
Tino was always up for something new or something different. Even after he went blind at age 9, he never let that stop him. He had almost as many adventures after his blindness as he did before. If old age hadn’t slowed him down he would have had them right up until he passed at age 14.5.
“You’re off to Great Places!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting,
So… get on your way!”
― Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You’ll Go!
What a great sentiment and really embodies the mentality of our best friends. Always up for an adventure, a mountain to climb, a stream to explore, a bunny to chase. I think Tino’s favorite adventure was exploring the mountains in Big Bear. He wasn’t a fan of the water, but the mountains, oh yeah, they were great. Both he and Sally were reliable enough with their recall that we could let them off leash. They would climb rocks, race around the big trees and investigate every fallen log thoroughly for signs of coyotes or whatever they were smelling on those logs.
After a long hike in the mountains, Tino would collapse into a deep afternoon nap – the sleep of the well-exercised dog!
What is your dog’s favorite adventure?