I just finished a 3 mile walk with my puppies. I must say that it is one of the favorite parts of my day.
This morning the four of us set out in what would best be called a Florida humidity mist. By the end of our hour we were in a full down pour. We squished, jumped in puddles and Jake and I made fools of ourselves. Mikey is more stoic and just wanted to go home and snuggle with his Daddy. The frogs were croaking and some of them were very deep and barky, making me think an alligator might be in that really big ditch! The rain made me sing ducky songs and made Karma Sue bounce around like a mexican jumping bean. Apparently, she was a street dog before she rescued us and isn’t terribly fond of being wet.
Have a dog? It really wants to go for a walk. This can figure into your hour of exercise if you are just getting back into a physical fitness routine. Have a little, itty bitty dog? You can put them in a basket on your bike. They have covered ones too if you are afraid Cupcake may jump out. It’s a great excuse to get some quality time with the unconditional love of your life.
Don’t have a dog? Your neighbor does and he/she has probably been working too hard and hasn’t spent as much time as they would like with Rover. Rover and your neighbor will think you are the cat’s meow (couldn’t help myself) if you take Rover for a drag. Neighbor is happy, Spot gets to check his P-mail, and you get some exercise.
Alternatively, if you have time on your hands, go down to one of the shelters and start walking those dogs. It’s a great way to get a lot of love, do some charity work, get some exercise and write an invisible check to the Universe.