THE ROAD NOT TAKEN

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I remember a teacher once asked us to read  “The Road Not Taken” by the legendary poet Robert Frost. With great eloquence he described a traveler choosing between two paths to get through the woods.

In four short verses he wrote how these paths were basically the same. But at the end the traveler justified his choice by stating someday he would look back and believe the “one less traveled – made all the difference.”

Earlier this week Jax tried to get to the other side of the front lawn. His decision to choose the path he did made me think of this classic and famous poem. Could Jax have thought for a fleeting moment – the road not taken would make a difference? Was he trying not to be like everyone else?

HERE’S THE LAST VERSE:

I shall be telling this with a sigh

1

Somewhere ages and ages hence:

2

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I –

3

I took the one less traveled by,

4

And that has made all the difference…

His final destination!

His final destination!

WHAT DO YOU THINK?…

Be careful out there today – it’s April Fools Day 🙂 and as always, thank you so very much for sharing me with all your friends!

This is our contribution in the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop.

WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

42 Comments
  • Erin @ The Five Dog Blog
    April 1, 2015

    That is actually a road frequently traveled at my house :). Sometimes it takes me by surprise and it’s not always a good surprise when you have large dogs LOL!

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      I thought of that also Erin, what if Jax continues to make this his “mommy and me” trick – when he gets bigger what will that a be like? LOL

  • DashLilly
    April 1, 2015

    oh Puppy Jax!!!!

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      He’s quite the character Deirdre – so entertaining

  • Golden Daily Scoop
    April 1, 2015

    Looks like Jax is keeping his peeps on their toes! BOL!

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      All day long LOL

  • Teresa (The Dogvine)
    April 1, 2015

    Brilliant, there’s always one and I guess Jax is that one. That road looked probably looked like the obvious option to him!

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      Thanks Teresa – I see and learn so much from Jax and Harley everyday They are amazing.

  • Sharon Seltzer
    April 1, 2015

    Such a thought provoking post on April Fool’s Day. I think if you’ve gone into the world of writing you have definitely taken the road less traveled. Whether or not it was the right road is yet to be seen.

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      True statement there Sharon. But like Frost and Jax, this road is so exciting no matter what – I’ll never have any regrets.

  • Hawk aka BrownDog
    April 1, 2015

    Hi Y’all!

    Not sure I ever thought about roads that way.

    Y’all come on by,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      Trust me Hawk – it laid dormant in my mind too until Jax wiggled through my legs. Guess we’d call that “inspiration?”

  • Claudette Pope
    April 1, 2015

    Oh my gosh. That is too cute. And that is Brilliant of you to recognize such a good photo opp.

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      Thanks Claudette – so happy you enjoyed this post 🙂

  • Talent Hounds
    April 1, 2015

    Oh Jax, these photos are too funny.

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      Guess you could say he’s got “talent” huh Talent Hounds? LOL

  • Tiffany
    April 1, 2015

    It’s so neat to follow his “puppyhood” through your blog.

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      Glad you’re enjoying it. You’re always welcome to come and snatch him for a couple of hours and let your mommy take a nap – then you could really experience “neat” LOL

  • Sue
    April 1, 2015

    LOL Very clever!

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      Thanks Sue!

  • MyDogLikes
    April 1, 2015

    The reasoning of a puppy! Through the legs is always the best path!

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      I guess so – he seemed to have a blast on his journey!

  • Kiki the Havanese
    April 1, 2015

    Love, love, love! Thanks for sharing it, very unique!
    Kiki
    A Happy Havanese

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      Hey Kiki, thanks so much for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed it – come back again soon 🙂

  • Lauren Miller (ZoePhee)
    April 1, 2015

    He is SO cute!! <3

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      Thanks Lauren – he’s so easy to love!

  • Jan K
    April 1, 2015

    Ha ha ha…..what a cutie!! I think he knew that would be the more fun road to take to where he wanted to get. 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      I couldn’t believe him, I just stood there and watched him wiggle his way through. It was hilarious!

  • Emma
    April 1, 2015

    A pup has to explore and find out about everything, so not surprised he took a different path.

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      Emma, his entire day is about exploring – EVERYTHING 🙂

  • Robin
    April 1, 2015

    Jax is quite the trailblazer! There is nothing wrong at all with taking the road less traveled. I do that quite often myself 🙂

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      Then Robin, you and Jax wo led get along superbly because he’s always on that less traveled road 🙂

  • Barbara Rivers
    April 1, 2015

    Aww, Jax, you little cutie & well-read puppy!! The roads less traveled can be sooo much more exciting, can’t they?!

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      Barbara – he seems to think so!

  • Melissa & Truffles
    April 1, 2015

    He is so adorable 🙂 What a creative post!

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      Thanks Melissa, Jax is growing like a weed – I can’t believe it, every morning he’s getting taller and taller. Love this little guy.

  • Sand Spring Chesapeakes
    April 1, 2015

    love love love that poem, thanks for putting it together like this.

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 1, 2015

      Thanks JoAnn – you’re welcome!

  • Jackie Bouchard
    April 1, 2015

    OMD, too adorable! Puppies are so funny.

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 3, 2015

      I’m convinced Jackie that puppies can make you giggle on your worst days!

  • Tenacious Little Terrier
    April 2, 2015

    A puppy’s life is so hard! So many choices and philosophy to ponder.

    • Cathy Bennett
      April 3, 2015

      You’ve got that right Mr. N. Oh to be a puppy if for only one day 🙂

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