Today is Sunday and I have been enjoying it to the max! The weather has been fairly bad the past week or so, so when the forecast predicted hot weather for today I was happy for the change. I had to work at 9am-3pm but business was quiet so I volunteered to leave early. By 1:30pm I was on the bike trail and loving the hot afternoon. Normally I curse PEI wind but today it was a much needed relief from the heat and humidity.
After the bike ride I went over to my friend's house to walk her dog while she was at work. I know it may sound a bit strange that I willingly walk 15 minutes out of my way to go to another person's house to walk her dog (for free) but I love it so much. Farley is a very sweet and high energy dog and it makes me so happy that I get to spend a couple hours with his company a few times a week. I brought him a ball that I bought a while back from the Dollar Store and I think he thought he had died and gone to heaven. He was so cute and lovin life as he carried that thing around in his mouth for the afternoon.
On a side note, today I noticed something while walking Farley that I didn't realize I was missing and/or perhaps maybe never realized existed until today. I have been walking dogs since I was 9 years old and have missed it terribly since living here on PEI. Something I never really noticed is how differently people react to you when you have a dog at your side compared to when you're walking solo. They give you this look that reflects a feeling that they think you are a good person and more easy-going or good-natured than other people. I don't know how to describe it. Their face softens and they give you a little smile of approval. Perhaps the people who give you this look are also dog people and therefore think a bit more highly of you since you are also a dog person and are out exercising your canine companion and being a good dog owner. I don't know. Maybe it's all in my head.
After the dog walk, I met my friend Josh at Fishbones Oyster Bar & Seafood Grill where we had a lovely dinner. This is my favourite restaurant (right now) and it was the perfect place to enjoy a meal after such a great afternoon. They play live jazz music just off the patio and the food is delicious. Did I ever mention that Josh and I are in the process of watching Two Guys A Girl and a Pizza Place? Does anyone else even remember that show besides us? I got Season One and we have been watching episodes whenever the two of us have time. It's super cheesy and there is so much canned laughter in that show, but man...it brings me back. It's actually quite hilarious and the characters are truly great. If you want to take a walk down memory lane and watch a brainless show that will make you smile, then I recommend getting some episodes and chilling. Classic Ryan Reynolds.