Thursday, October 5, 2017

6 Reasons to Walk Your Dog

   The first week of October is National Walk Your Dog Week. It is a great time to point out the obvious and not so obvious reasons that you should get off your butt and move your mutt!
Bentley Basset and Pierre Westie walking on matching leashes
• Walking is wonderful exercise for you and your dog.
Woman walking Basset and Westie at park
• Dogs need the change of scenery from the house and yard.
Woman with Basset Hound and Westie in Sedona Arizona
• Walking is an awesome bonding experience.Man with dog and woman with baby stroller
• You can socialize your pup by walking in a local park where they can encounter strangers and other dogs.
Bentley Basset hound and Pierre Westie with their shadows
• If you walk in your neighborhood, people will recognize your dogs if they ever get lost. This could make a difference in getting them back!
Woman and her Bsset Hound walking over a bridge
• Walking is FUN!
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32 comments :

  1. it's great to walk with a dog...we can reload our batteries and the mama can hear the bestest rumours of the neighborhood while chatting with the people...

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    1. We love to scout out the neighborhood and smell pee mail to keep up with what is going on around here.

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  2. The three of us go walking everyday!

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    1. Walking Pierre is a task, I would love to see the three of you sashaying through the neighborhood!

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  3. My walk is the highlight of my day! We saw a lady pushing a stroller yesterday and she came right up next to us and believe it or not, I was afraid of the stroller!

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    1. Strollers can run over paws so it might not be a bad idea to avoid them! BOL!

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  4. Once again, Bentley, we are on the same page. I have a very similar post today with a link to an older post with my six reasons, LOL! Have a good walk!

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    1. Even though the miles separate us, we are one. I love you! XXOO Bentley

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  5. What pretty scenery, but they don't seem to be sniffing very much.

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    1. They do waaaaaay more sniffing than walking! LOL!

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  6. It'll be good to get back to walking again. Ghostwriter used to walk the doggies everyday unless it was pouring rain or ice.

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    1. It has been so hot here that we are very ready for the cooler days when walking is not so draining. It is supposed to cool down next week!

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  7. Those are all great reasons!!!
    xoxo,
    Jakey, Arty & Rosy

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    1. Thanks! We remind Mom about them all of the time.

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  8. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I bet you two Studs draw lots of attention when you are strutting your studdly selves! Love this post
    Hugs madi your bfff

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    1. Oh, we are going to walk extra studdly in your honor, Madi!

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    1. Feel free to use them if it looks as if you are missing a walking opportunity. BOL! BOL!

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  10. There are really 101 reasons!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. At least that many but our paws got tired. Happy running!

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  11. If I couldn't walk with my dogs, I wouldn't be fit to be around. Luckily, the dogs happily satisfy my walking needs-we walk anywhere from 3 to 6 miles a day, depending on the weather.

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    1. I think Pierre could go 3 to 6 miles but Bentley and my knees keep it at 1 mile.

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  12. The only time the mom wishes she had a dog is for walking...it would give her the excuse to get out there more and walk. (Though she really does love dogs.)

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    1. One of you cats should take up walking with her! Y'all might like it.

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  13. Those are all great reasons, and we love to walk just for the sheer enjoyment and exercise!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

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    1. It is great to get outdoors and breath the fresh air. The boys love it.

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  14. Great reasons for walking! Any time with our peeps is great
    hugs
    Hazel & Mabel

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  15. Those are all great reasons ! Purrs

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  16. I need to get out and walk more!!

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  17. Beautiful walking paths! I think I recognize that third photo as the town of Sedona, am I right? You make a good point that walking your dog in the 'hood a lot will help neighbors recognize your dog if he ever gets lost.
    Love & biscuits,
    Dogs Luv Us and We Luv Them

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