Pleasant walks with camera and three dogs
On this early morning stroll I see other dog walkers performing the same function, but in a somewhat more modern manner. That is, completely oblivious to the dog on the other end of the lead and intent only in concentrating on the mobile phone seemingly permanently strapped to their ear. One that particularly sticks in my mind was a man dragging a small dog along, but paying far more attention to whatever he was listening to on his phone than the poor dog trying desperately to stop and defecate. The result was a trail of dog manure nearly ten feet long and a very disgruntled dog with a liberally smeared backside and a growing distrust of its owner.This obsessive behaviour isn’t just confined to dog walkers, it seems to inflict large numbers of modern society. And the modern addiction to electronic games that people seem to constantly play on their mobile devices only adds to their dependance on these devices to fill their day. It’s sobering to think of how people in modern society would react if all electronic devices they have attached themselves to were to suddenly fail. Would they still remember the simpler things, such as reading a book, going for a walk (now there’s a revolutionary idea), or actually talking to each other at mealtimes. And maybe going for a walk with their dogs instead of just taking their dogs for a walk. It’s amazing how much there still is in the real world to wonder at and be grateful for than can ever be found in the artificial electronic world.