Savor the season

Warmer more typical Indian Summer sunshine during what appears to be peak week for the fall foliage of NE Ohio was welcomed today. It reminded me of the need to get out from under deadlines and dust bunnies and To Do Lists and take time to savor the season.

When you have a dog who is reliable off a leash, watching your dog(s) run amok among the crunching leaves, dance in the shadows and grin with canine delight is a visual reminder of how simple joy — so easily lost in the adult world of looming bills, time lines and responsibilities — can soothe the soul.

Take breaks, enjoy the season, and keep practicing basic cues — touch (come), sit, down, stay, go — and off leash wood walks (or beach or grassy knolls) can fix a lot of your boo boos too!