I used to think that part of what was great about walking the dog was that it gave me a chance to think, to muse, to mull over my day and ponder life in general.

I have learned that the only thing I ponder while out walking the dog, is walking the dog.

We come from different places, he and I, and we’re into very different things. Reality shows don’t interest him, he doesn’t care about music, and books leave him cold. I am ambivalent about tennis balls and I dislike sleeping on the floor. It’s surprising that we get along as well as we do.

Come to think of it though, we both love to eat my food, and find his food vaguely distasteful.