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No Afternoon Walks During Summer Time

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Walking a dog in the afternoon when it’s hot and humid is certainly dangerous and I don’t recommend it, that is why when Summer comes to MA, I only walk dogs in the morning or evening.  We all need our exercise, but you shouldn’t put yourself and your dog in harm’s way to do so.

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Dogs like Abby and the beautiful pit bull in the above picture with dark coats tend to overheat faster and easier than dogs with light color hair.  Go for a walk with your dog, but be mindful of the time of day, temperature outside, your dog’s age, breed, weight, etc., before heading outdoors.  Enjoy your weekend!

Memorial Day 2014

Odenton, MD

Odenton, MD

When Alex, my 12-year-old pit mix, was not able to walk because of her ACL injury last November, I told myself, “I’ll walk by myself while I enjoy listening to some music for a change.”  Ha!  Do you know how many times I went out walking by myself?  Once.  Yes, once.  I hated it, and I was bored half to death.

Alex, Bella, and Walter (L to R).  The smiling human is your truly, Marcela

Alex, Bella, and Walter (L to R). The smiling human is your truly, Marcela

What saved me from boredom were the doggies that came to stay with us while Alex was recuperating from her injury.  Nowadays, Alex is doing better and she is able to walk with us, but not for too long.  I still have to be careful with her.  On this holiday, just like any other day, please remember to walk your dog.

Alex and Walter (L to R)

Alex and Walter (L to R)

And, make sure you add a little extra food if your walks are longer than usual.  Have a great Memorial Day from my pack to yours!

Go Away Winter

goawaywinter1For the first 15 years of my life, I lived in a tropical climate.  My past time was riding my bike, going to the beach almost every day, and/or playing with my neighbors.  I never liked nor thought that I could live in a place where winters were as bad as what we are experiencing this year, but here I am living in Maryland with my girlfriend and our canine daughter, Alex.

goawaywinter2Does it sound like I am complaining about the weather?  Yes, I am.  Today, I finally was able to take Alex and Bella for a nice walk.  I took them to walk separately because Bella is still learning how to walk on leash, but I was really surprised at how well she did today.  It does not mean she is done, but she has improved a lot.  In the near future, when the weather gets better, I am going to start taking her to walk in different areas so she can be exposed to people, dogs, cars, etc.  For now, we are just walking around the neighborhood and that keep us busy enough.

goawaywinter3Although I really like Maryland and our neighborhood, this year I am seriously thinking about moving to the Southwest.  Yes, I am that fed up with this weather.  And you know what?  I just heard that we have more snow coming our way.  Boy, the fun never ends.  Look at Alex.  She is just enjoying being out.  By the way, that picture was taken last year.  Maybe I should do the same, and enjoy what I have, and yes, that includes this awful weather.  Have a great week:-)