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Dog + Walking = Weight Loss

Staying at home is wonderful, but you have to admit that it is also a very easy way to gain unwanted pounds, right? Some people started going back to the gym, others have personal trainers-virtual trainers-or joined a group to do a particular activity, but all of it costs money to do. So, keeping in mind weight loss, frugality and enjoyment, the one activity you could do for free is-drumroll please-walk your dog. Yes, walking your dog would do wonders for you and your canine companion so let’s lace up your shoes and go out there! Not when is raining though. Stay safe.

Josie Is Back!

 

Josie

Josie

Josie, a cute Weimaraner, is back, and she’ll be staying for a couple of days with us.  Now Josie can be my walking partner.

When we go out for a walk, Josie gets distracted very easy, therefore what I do is tap my leg to get back her attention.  She is interested in everything, specially new smells, but I need to keep her focus so we can actually walk and get our daily exercise.

I don’t know what we’ll be doing this weekend, but I’ll do my best to take some pictures.  Have a great weekend.

 

 

Nap Time For My Canine Companions – Alex, Walter And Roxy

After our walk and breakfast, I did dishes and I asked Cynthia to hang out in the living room with Alex, Walter and Roxy until I was done.  Once I was finished, I went to see what these kids were doing, and here they all are:

Roxy

Roxy

Roxy asleep on one of her favorite spots.  Every time I put her bed so she can use it she looks at it and keeps going, but she seems to enjoy my carpet.

Alex

Alex

Yes, that is Alex under the covers.  Because she is on bed rest per the vet’s instructions, she put on a bit of weight.  Wow!  It only took 11 years to get her to put on a couple of pounds.  Ok., maybe not a couple of pounds, but at least 1 lb.  Please, allow me to dream.

Walter

Walter

Walter was the only one awake, but he soon realized that Alex and Roxy were already asleep so he was trying to figure out if he were to follow their lead or do his own thing.

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Walter decided to follow their lead.  Watching them made me think that many times I feel guilty for taking a nap or just taking a day to do nothing but relax.  Look at them.  Not a care in the world and enjoying a nap.  I have to learn to do this.  There are so many things our four-legged companions can teach us, and relaxing is one of them.  Have a great weekend.

Josie And Alex This Weekend

Josie

Josie

Josie is staying with us this weekend, and this is how she looks after our nice long walks during the day.

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Sleep was a lot more tempting than posing for pictures for my blog.  Oh well, models are supposed to be prima donnas.

Alex

Alex

Alex joined Josie and went to sleep as well.  One of the pet parents asked me once, “is it loud when you have more than just Alex staying with you?”  No, the only time it gets loud is when someone rings the bell and during drop off/pick up time.  Other than that, all you can hear is the tv or radio along with our conversations and that is why this environment is not stressful for dogs.

If you want to get your dog tired and be able to do some chores or just watch a movie and relax, exercise your dog so you can do that.  This way, both you and your dog companion are happy.  Take care.