Friday, April 12, 2024

A Dog’s Life: Kennedy No-Collar No-Tie Grace & Elegance Under Orion’s Belt Pointing Way To His Forever Home - IMRAN™ The very first week my beloved German Shepherd Dog Kennedy came into my life as a Valentine’s Day gift, his love of long walks became apparent. The first few days I literally hit 25,000 daily steps (12.5 miles/20 km!) walking with him. Obviously warmer weather in Florida and my having to do real work as well made that unsustainable. But 12,000 daily steps became quite easy to do, especially with walks past midnight. His grace and elegance, with no collar, no tie, no leash, even no dress shoes, was so apparent. As we walked home together one more time, Orion’s Belt paused in the sky, seeming to point the path to his forever home from anywhere in the universe. I had to stop and take this photograph to etch another treasured moment in my memory. Kennedy seemed to share the sentiment, and stood absolutely still for this long exposure iPhone photo moment of pure magic. Best dog ever. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #Florida #ApolloBeach #GermanShepherd #memories #dogs #night #sky #stars #OrionsBelt #universe #WhiteHouse #HomeSweetHome #gratitude #life #walkingA Dog’s Life: Kennedy No-Collar No-Tie Grace & Elegance Under Orion’s Belt Pointing Way To His Forever Home - IMRAN™ The very first week my beloved German Shepherd Dog Kennedy came into my life as a Valentine’s Day gift, his love of long walks became apparent. The first few days I literally hit 25,000 daily steps (12.5 miles/20 km!) walking with him. Obviously warmer weather in Florida and my having to do real work as well made that unsustainable. But 12,000 daily steps became quite easy to do, especially with walks past midnight. His grace and elegance, with no collar, no tie, no leash, even no dress shoes, was so apparent. As we walked home together one more time, Orion’s Belt paused in the sky, seeming to point the path to his forever home from anywhere in the universe. I had to stop and take this photograph to etch another treasured moment in my memory. Kennedy seemed to share the sentiment, and stood absolutely still for this long exposure iPhone photo moment of pure magic. Best dog ever. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #Florida #ApolloBeach #GermanShepherd #memories #dogs #night #sky #stars #OrionsBelt #universe #WhiteHouse #HomeSweetHome #gratitude #life #walking


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Saturday, April 06, 2024

A Dog’s Life: Chauffeured GSD Kennedy Smiling & Remotely Shepherding Farm Animals - IMRAN™ My beloved German Shepherd Dog, Kennedy, was likely raised around cows, other farm animals, and horses before I got him as a rescue, reportedly from Texas. The excited way he would lean out of my car windows on seeing horses or other animals around farms told me there was some deep connection. I would even point out cattle to him as we would be driving somewhere and passed any farms. K2 would be curious but Kennedy would even switch windows seats with K2 to gaze at the animals. On this day, April 4, 2024, I was driving both dogs but specially for Kennedy to see a farm. The mad pace of residential development in our area of the Tampa Bay region has literally decimated the number of real remaining farms. So it was quite a bit of driving around to find one for Kennedy. I then noticed this pasture next to what is likely the owner’s home. I had to turn around down East Shell Point Road. We pulled into the driveway hoping to see someone whom I would ask permission to walk Kennedy and K2 along the fence. Sadly, I didn’t find anyone. As I backed out and went back around the circular driveway, I stopped the car with the best farm view possible. I let Kennedy soak in the sight of the pasture while he was seated as a chauffeured German Shepherd Dog. You can see the afternoon spring sun light up his face. I wondered what puppyhood memories were behind his forever smile, just gazing joyfully at the animals there. The best dog ever. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #dogs #horses #Florida #Kennedy #ApolloBeach #memories #farming #animals #cattle #RuskinA Dog’s Life: Chauffeured GSD Kennedy Smiling & Remotely Shepherding Farm Animals - IMRAN™ My beloved German Shepherd Dog, Kennedy, was likely raised around cows, other farm animals, and horses before I got him as a rescue, reportedly from Texas. The excited way he would lean out of my car windows on seeing horses or other animals around farms told me there was some deep connection. I would even point out cattle to him as we would be driving somewhere and passed any farms. K2 would be curious but Kennedy would even switch windows seats with K2 to gaze at the animals. On this day, April 4, 2024, I was driving both dogs but specially for Kennedy to see a farm. The mad pace of residential development in our area of the Tampa Bay region has literally decimated the number of real remaining farms. So it was quite a bit of driving around to find one for Kennedy. I then noticed this pasture next to what is likely the owner’s home. I had to turn around down East Shell Point Road. We pulled into the driveway hoping to see someone whom I would ask permission to walk Kennedy and K2 along the fence. Sadly, I didn’t find anyone. As I backed out and went back around the circular driveway, I stopped the car with the best farm view possible. I let Kennedy soak in the sight of the pasture while he was seated as a chauffeured German Shepherd Dog. You can see the afternoon spring sun light up his face. I wondered what puppyhood memories were behind his forever smile, just gazing joyfully at the animals there. The best dog ever. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #dogs #horses #Florida #Kennedy #ApolloBeach #memories #farming #animals #cattle #Ruskin


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Friday, April 05, 2024

A Dog’s Life: Kennedy And His Love Of Horses - IMRAN™ My precious German Shepherd Dog, Kennedy, was a rescue from Texas. From the way he would almost fall out the car window on seeing horses on farms we would drive past, I realized there was some farm connection. I took him to nearby horse stables early on, nearly 5 years ago. The way he was going round in circles madly in love wanting to get into all the pastures and stalls, and the horses wandering over to get closer to him, confirmed that love affair. So I would take him to see horses when we had a chance. Today, April 5, 2024 I took him to a nearby place to feel his connection again. The best dog ever. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #dogs #horses #Florida #Kennedy #ApolloBeach #memoriesA Dog’s Life: Kennedy And His Love Of Horses - IMRAN™ My precious German Shepherd Dog, Kennedy, was a rescue from Texas. From the way he would almost fall out the car window on seeing horses on farms we would drive past, I realized there was some farm connection. I took him to nearby horse stables early on, nearly 5 years ago. The way he was going round in circles madly in love wanting to get into all the pastures and stalls, and the horses wandering over to get closer to him, confirmed that love affair. So I would take him to see horses when we had a chance. Today, April 5, 2024 I took him to a nearby place to feel his connection again. The best dog ever. © 2024 IMRAN™ #IMRAN #GSD #dogs #horses #Florida #Kennedy #ApolloBeach #memories


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Monday, April 01, 2024

35 Years Ago - April Dumbbells' Day At Columbia University Apartment 19890401 - IMRAN™ Thirty five years ago, at my Columbia University apartment in Manhattan, New York. Showing my always wanting to but lack of seriousness about exercise. I think I still own those dumbbells, sitting somewhere in my blessed home on Long Island. Of course, if I had been consistent, I would not have put on 35 lbs of weight in those 35 years! © 1989-2024 IMRAN™35 Years Ago - April Dumbbells' Day At Columbia University Apartment 19890401 - IMRAN™ Thirty five years ago, at my Columbia University apartment in Manhattan, New York. Showing my always wanting to but lack of seriousness about exercise. I think I still own those dumbbells, sitting somewhere in my blessed home on Long Island. Of course, if I had been consistent, I would not have put on 35 lbs of weight in those 35 years! © 1989-2024 IMRAN™


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Gleaming Architecture Of Downtown Tampa, Florida - IMRAN™ Nearly a dozen years living in Apollo Beach, I have not had much time to explore the downtown area of Tampa by foot. Other than a few walks along Riverwalk, most of the actual downtown is still on my list to check out. On this somewhat cloudy day, I was in the area to catch my first Duran Duran concert live. It was also my first event at Amalie Arena. After parking my car, I walked around a bit as I headed to the venue. It was as much people watching as street crossing during the stroll. Even from street level, and with an elevated highway passing in front of them, the beautiful buildings and their gleaming architecture were beautiful to capture. I love Tampa's big small-town and small big-town feel. If you zoom in on the blue windows, you can see the iPhone even captured individual light fixtures visible in the offices. © 2023-2024 IMRAN™Gleaming Architecture Of Downtown Tampa, Florida - IMRAN™ Nearly a dozen years living in Apollo Beach, I have not had much time to explore the downtown area of Tampa by foot. Other than a few walks along Riverwalk, most of the actual downtown is still on my list to check out. On this somewhat cloudy day, I was in the area to catch my first Duran Duran concert live. It was also my first event at Amalie Arena. After parking my car, I walked around a bit as I headed to the venue. It was as much people watching as street crossing during the stroll. Even from street level, and with an elevated highway passing in front of them, the beautiful buildings and their gleaming architecture were beautiful to capture. I love Tampa's big small-town and small big-town feel. If you zoom in on the blue windows, you can see the iPhone even captured individual light fixtures visible in the offices. © 2023-2024 IMRAN™


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