Back to the Bark: Axel, Piper, and Tango Run Together Once Again

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Oh, the wild and whimsical world of owning three spirited dogs, each a character in their own right! The morning routine with Axel, Piper, and Tango begins with an eventful drive to the woods. Axel, my ever-vocal Belgian Malinois, would serenade us with his bark symphony, turning the car into a melodious chaos that would make even Beethoven’s ears perk.

Once in the woods, running with all three is like orchestrating a three-ring circus with me as the ringmaster. Forever the detective, Axel searches for hidden critters, while Piper, the golden retriever, dreams of chasing balls. Tango, our sniffing sensation, desires nothing more than leisurely nose hunting.

Axel, though, wouldn’t let things stay peaceful. He’d pick on Tango, a mischievous gleam in his eye, adding an unexpected twist to the morning routine. Tango would offer a look that screamed, “Seriously, Axel? Again?”

I once thought the solution was to divide and conquer, giving each pup its own time in the spotlight. And it worked for a while. The chaos was tamed, and each dog got their solo adventure.

But then I realized something important: They missed each other. The excitement, banter, and even the friendly rivalry all added to their joy and mine. Sure, it required more attention from me and maybe even a doggy referee whistle, but what’s life without a little spontaneity?

So, we’re back to the madcap mornings, all three running together, tails wagging and tongues lolling. It’s more fun, more vibrant, and, let’s face it, more entertaining for me!

My renewed advice to fellow dog owners? Embrace the chaos, love the quirks, and let them have fun. Because that’s what it’s all about. And if that means turning your morning run into a comedy sketch, then so be it. The laughter and memories are worth every bark-filled car ride and unexpected doggy duel.

So here’s to Axel, Piper, and Tango and the beautiful chaos they bring into my life. May their antics continue to surprise and delight us all, one squirrel chase at a time!

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Professor Mike is a left-leaning, dog loving, political junkie. He has written dozens of articles for Substack, Medium, Simily, and Tribel. Professor Mike has been published at Smerconish.com, among others. He is a strong proponent of the environment, and a passionate protector of animals. In addition he is a fierce anti-Trumper. Take a moment and share his work.
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