Teddy’s “Evening Constitutional”!

A few people have asked me why I bought a golf cart. The truth is, it’s something I’ve always wanted, and more importantly, it’s something that Teddy wants and needs.

Her arthritis is slowing her down quite a bit these days. On our walkies, she’s good for about a 1/4 mile and then she wants to go home. There have been times when she simply sits down in the grass, and then I have to wait with her, or call a friend to come get us.

It seemed like a golf cart might be just the thing. And it is.

Now she rides in style around our neighborhood, snuggled up next to me with her nose in the air, taking in all the unique smells on our drive – from the 500-acre nursery to the horse farm down the road and out to the 200-acre cotton field just around the corner. We drive out to the marina at the western edge of the neighborhood and sometimes we just watch the sun set over the Nansemond River.

In a few short nights, it seems as though it’s become her favorite part of the day. As soon as I reach for the keys, she gets quite excited as if to say, “oh boy, let’s GO!”

This little red electric cart is a way for Teddy to enjoy the sights, smells and sounds of her world, even when her little legs won’t carry her as far as they once did.

Tonight, Teddy and I were driving around on a pleasant summer evening, she leaned against me and nuzzled me as if to say, “Thanks, Mom.”

In the last two years, we’ve been through hell and we’re both ready for a little ease and quiet.



Teddy on Tuesday evening, ready for her evening ride.


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  1. Gemma

    What a good dog mommy you are! Yay for Rosie and Teddy!

  2. Jenny

    And Teddy even has a matching red leash!

    It sounds like there are many lovely spots nearby, and I’m glad Teddy still gets to enjoy them with you.

  3. HollyDolly

    That is so cute. Teddy thinks she is going to play a round of golf.

  4. Haakon G

    How lovely of you to do this for Teddy- I’m sure he’s beside himself to still get his “walks” around the neighbourhood.

    My jaw dropped when I listened to the most recent episode of my favourite design podcast this morning.. CONGRATULATIONS ON TEAMING UP WITH 99% INVISIBLE for episode 323- The House that Came in the Mail!

    Again, Congratulations! Rose and 99pi teaming up felt like worlds colliding in the best possible way. My to fave design & architecture afficionados making a podcast-baby? Yes, please!

  5. Michael Roberts

    My name is Michael Roberts, and I’m a reporter with Westword newspaper in Denver. Good morning. I’m interested in speaking with you to find out if there are existing Sears Modern Homes in the greater Denver area and to learn more about the subject.