News Flash

Mary on a Roll

Posted on: June 11, 2017

Mutts of all shapes and sizes are delightful

Mary on a Roll

My last few posts have been about the Trail. I want to get back to what is on the Withlacoochee State Trail. Specifically, dogs!

My last few posts have been about the Trail. I want to get back to what is on the Withlacoochee State Trail. Specifically, dogs!

Some people like to coo at babies, some folks like to people watch – I have always been on alert for dogs. What nice animals! What great companions! Although we grew up with dogs and had them in adulthood, my husband and I never found a way to have a dog together. Undoubtedly, there will be a dog sometime down the road for me.


I enjoy looking at small dogs – terriers, Shih Tzus, Chihuahuas, beagles. I like mid and large size dogs, too – golden retrievers, Labrador retrievers, German shepherds. And of course, mutts of all shapes and sizes are delightful. And even better, if the owner gives me permission, I enjoy greeting and petting them.

Some of the dogs know the park service and sheriff cars that patrol the Trail may carry treats. One of my friends used to carry treats on his bike; if the owner was amenable, he would hand out a treat to an eager dog. I heard he tended to stop more often if the owner was an attractive woman, but I’m sure I’m mistaken . . . .

A few years ago my husband and I were honored to take care of a yellow lab for a few days. He definitely knew Trail vehicles likely had treats onboard, and he knew to scour the grass alongside the Trail for tasty leftovers like banana peels. (Really? Gag me!) Now you all know how wonderful labs are – well-mannered, handsome and friendly. We practically strutted down the Trail with this one on a leash, knowing that we were the envy of everyone. We walked into downtown Inverness and lunched outside at the Deco Café Catering; Sherri Spaulding’s staff immediately supplied a water bowl for his comfort. To have a great dog like him alongside us, we were rock stars!

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Mary on a Roll

31 H for Helmet

H is for Helmet

Posted on: March 5, 2018
30 Shopping

Shopping and Cycling

Posted on: February 26, 2018
Squirrel nut


Posted on: February 19, 2018
28 Take a Ride

Take a Ride

Posted on: February 12, 2018

Dunnellon Trail

Posted on: February 5, 2018

Inverness Festival of the Arts

Posted on: January 29, 2018
24 Snowbirds


Posted on: December 1, 2017
23 Cooter

Cooter Festival

Posted on: November 24, 2017
22 Sherry

Broken Bolt

Posted on: November 17, 2017
Al and Lola

Lola, A Balancing Act

Posted on: November 7, 2017
Screenshot 2017-11-07 13.54.33

Trail Staff

Posted on: September 29, 2017
Cattledog Inverness

Inverness' Gain

Posted on: September 22, 2017
17 wildflowers


Posted on: September 15, 2017
Hen House Inverness

Living with Dementia

Posted on: September 1, 2017
Upright Bike

Finding the right bike for you

Posted on: August 18, 2017
Love at First Bike

Love at First Bike

Posted on: August 11, 2017
World Renowned Withlacoochee Trail

World-Renowned Withlacoochee Trail

Posted on: July 28, 2017
Mary on a Roll

Why helmets are a must

Posted on: July 14, 2017
Mary on a Roll

Why I always wear a helmet

Posted on: June 4, 2017