The old man stood still, waiting. His dog lifted his leg and began to pee against a bush. It was a dark, cold and rainy November evening.The old man had just started his usual round through the Sanctuals Park to walk his dog. Sure, this park wasn’t the most beautiful one in the city, especially at this time of the year, but it was close to his home. He usually visited this park in the evening to walk his dog before going to bed. Most of the times the park was kind of deserted. This time he spotted two people standing just a few yards away from him, arguing. It was a short man and a tall, athletic woman. Although he doesn’t want to listen what they talk about, he could not missed some snippets of their conversation. She asked him about leaving to Canada. Seems that she thought about taking a job or something in Vancouver, but nothing was set yet. Nevertheless he responded kind of upset about the whole moving topic. He was not talking much, he just said that under no circumstances he would move with her. The old man could not understand their arguing. Perhaps it was just some kind of misunderstanding, the old man thought. He thought about his relationship with his own wife. She passed away a few years ago and in the first years of their marriage, they sometimes also misunderstood each other. Over the years both had worked on themselves and their relationship and after that both knew how to talk to the other without misunderstanding. They both had a really good time together and he missed her a lot. Now all the old man had was Johnny, his dog, the dog he bought together with his wife. They did not have any children, so they decided to buy a dog. When she was still alive, they had taking the evening walk together. Right after dinner they took their jackets and leave the flat with Johnny. He enjoyed these evening walks the most. Most of the time they spend the time talking about there days, about stuff they liked or disliked or about plans they had. After all these years, they still found something to talk about. In this moment the old man started walking again, Johnny would still want to go the whole round and the old man wanted to go to bed soon. When walking away, the last thing the old man overheard the young woman saying, that she should probably go. Half an hour later, the old man and Johnny had finished their usual round in the park and started to walk home again.
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