Friday, August 4, 2017

Change Your Reaction


The events of Wednesday morning really shook me up, made me feel very unsafe. I really did feel like a victim and that it was so completely uncalled for. Frankly I was running out of safe places to walk the dogs in this village.

But the idea of not being able to walk them got me into such a state of despair that the only way I could feel better was to try everything possible to find a solution. After searching and google-mapping the area within a 20 km range, it hit me yesterday afternoon - I had one last place I could go. Two summers ago, Alex and I came upon a little trail that is slightly difficult to get to. There is about a minute walk of thick brush that closes up the trail from the nearest road. It's like that simply from not being used, but once you get through that, the trail is obvious. It's not a long trail, I was able to walk the three dogs together for 20 minutes this morning; and take Charlie back for her hour-long walk before lunch (we walked it three times).

I have to drive just over five minutes to get there, but it's so worth it to feel safe and away from the village idiots. I just have to remember that this could be taken away from me as well if there are some dumb-ass yahoos who feel the need to be intimidating. Alex gave me his Swiss Army knife to take with me; I had my air horn to make noise and my cell was fully charged, so I did feel safe. 

2 comments:

MrsDuncanMahogany said...

Always a good thing to have some safety device on you when walking. Cell phone and a weapon (sad but true) if need be to make you feel as safe as you should feel.

Rain said...

Hi Dianna :)...sad but true. I remember going for hikes in the mountains in the 90's...no cell, no weapon, feeling safe (being on a known trail)...but now it seems a necessity.