It hasn't happened yet, but it's only a matter of time before our new dog, Delilah, gets loose and disappears. We're good people, honest... but Delilah, a black-as-night shar-pei mix, has a stubborn streak as wide as the Still River at flood! Maybe she developed that attitude at the Newtown Pound, where we got her (best $5 I ever spent) three weeks ago... but I'm now thinking maybe that's why she was at the pound.
So if you see a dog, one that looks like a small bear, running free -- chasing a squirrel or groundhog, most likely -- drop Brookfield Patch a line!! She probably won't respond to "Delilah," as disobedience is a point of pride with her... and she does have an enormous ego, judging from the battles she gets into with other canines. I'd never called a State Legislator until last week, when I had to phone Representative David Scribner, who lives down the road on 133, and apologize for Delilah's going after his lovely old yellow Lab, Winnie.
My Top Five dog-walking areas, so far:
- Birch Rocks -- easy, down the street from my house
- Burr Farm -- in the woods, to the east, rather than the meadow
- Happy Landings -- for the name, if nothing else
- Williams Park -- lots of trails, and dogs, and varied terrain... but man, can it be muddy
- Mine Hill, in Roxbury -- Delilah's favorite, she loves to smell the hemlock and mountain laurel....
If you've got equal or better places for dog-walks -- leashed for us, of course! -- let's hear 'em!