Letters From Leton: The Old Dog

Across the street from us lives an old dog. He has been an old dog since we first saw him 5 years ago when we moved into our home. This is the same old dog that treed a black bear in my neighbor’s yard as well.

In the mornings around 6:00 AM when I walk outside, the old dog sits at the end of his gravel driveway and barks at me as I come and go. It can be a little annoying, and while the old dog has never chased me or attempted to bite me, the thought has crossed my mind and distracted me from my “peaceful” walk.

One morning it was rainy and cold, so I walked on the treadmill in my office.

Later I went on the porch to water some plants and heard the old dog. There he was, in his spot, barking at the truck going down the road.

I realized that one day the old dog will not be sitting at the road. Not barking at me.

I found myself hoping the weather would be better the next day so I could go for my walk outside and entertain the old dog by letting him bark at me.

Stay safe, and enjoy the old dogs in your life for as long as you can.

– Leton

“Letters From Leton” is a blog series comprised of the weekly updates that Leton Harding – President, Chairman, and CEO of Powell Valley National Bank, shares with the Bank’s team members. These newsletters are full of uplifting anecdotes and intriguing insights that are applicable beyond the Bank, so we want to share them with you.