Sunday, October 5, 2014

Hit the Road or Trail #DogWalkingWeek

"We start out walking side by side then, Pierre shifts into high gear and zooms ahead."
Bentley: “Hey Pierre!  Guess what we celebrate October 1 thru 7th.  I’ll give you a hint…it is something that we love.”
Pierre: “Is it my birthday week?  Will there be cake?  We do love cake, ya know!”
Bentley: Sigh “No, it is not your birthday week and unfortunately, there is no cake.  Actually, it is probably a good thing that there’s no cake.  It’s National Walk Your Dog Week.  That means we get to go for a walk every single day.  It’s the law.”
Pierre: “Well, we had better go tell Gramma and Papaw.  I’d feel bad if they forgot to walk us.  Neither of them would fare well in jail.”
Me: “Wait a minute!  What are y’all talking about now?  Who is going to jail?”
Pierre: “Bentley said that you and my Papaw are going to be hammerin’ out license plates if y’all don’t take us walking.  You know how orange washes you out…just sayin’.”
Bentley: “Mom, I didn’t say that at all!  It’s National Walk Your Dog week so we need to represent by walking at least once a day.  My sweetie Emma and our Cascadian Nomad friends are hosting a big event with a giveaway on their blogs.  We gotta walk every day, because I told Emma that we would.”
"Bushes around mailboxes hold a smorgasbord of smells."

Me: “It is important that we walk every day regardless of the week.  Walking is great exercise for all four of us.  We won’t win any races, but I know how much you enjoy sniffing.”
Pierre: “Speak for you and Bentley, Gramma.  My Papaw and I can win any race we want.  We just don’t want.  You can see in the photos how I am only in one.  It’s because we are always so far ahead of you two.”
Bentley: “I make the first block at a pretty fast clip.  It’s just we get to the edge of the street and there are all of the smells.  There is no way I can just pass by without investigating.  Walks are supposed to be fun.”
Me: “Walks are supposed to be fun, but there are certain things that we need to keep in mind.  We make certain that your harnesses are adjusted and comfortable.  Then, I check our poop bag supply; bring water, your Zippy bowl, some treats, and my cell phone.”
Pierre: Why do you have to bring your phone?  Can’t you just unplug for our walk?  Sheesh.”
"It is important to investigate new sniffs and crackling leaves."

Me: “I’m not going to be using the phone except to take pictures.  If there is an emergency, I want to be able to call for help.  I promise it is our time together.  I hear you and Papaw chatting away in front of us.”
Bentley: “It is so much fun greeting our neighbors.  Sometimes we even get to wag tails at other dogs walking their humans.  There aren’t very many places to walk in our city.  We don’t have woody trails, mountains, or beaches.  Still, walking in the neighborhood is fun and there are lots of different streets and routes that we can walk.”
Pierre: “It is always an adventure no matter where we walk.  There are a few places that we can walk other that our neighborhood.  I enjoy visiting PetSmart!  Hint, hint”
Me: “As long as we get out in the fresh air together each day, we are doing something great for all of our health.  Walking is good for our hearts, muscles, and it clears our minds.  It is especially pretty now with the changing leaves.”
"Mom says I look cute coming and going."

Bentley: “I hope every dog gets to walk their humans this week and every week.  Thanks to my girlfriend Emma, Bailie, and Katie from My GBGV Life and the gang at Cascadian Nomads for encouraging all of us to hit the road to walking fun.  Be sure and visit them to register for the big giveaway.”
Pierre: “Oh, oh, oh!  Don’t forget to enter for our Righteous Hound tees shirt giveaway.  Just click here.  You’ll look great walking your pup wearing a new tee.”

Me: “We are also joining Sugar the Golden Retriever and Dachshund Nola for Sunday’s Black and White blog hop.  You can enjoy all the other B&W photos from these other great blogs.


  1. We will go for extra long walks this week. Have a serene easy Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. I agree bushes are great mailboxes, they have as much leaves as they have leaves !

    1. sorry, probably my mom smoked something from a bush... I mean they have as much different smells as they have leaves lol

  3. You guys look great out on your walk. I don't think I've seen walking pics of you before. Glad to hear your pawrents are unplugged on walks, that is so important too! Don't forget to add your link to the hop! Happy walking! Emma

  4. Being Country dawgs WE rarely EVER get to go on walkies... except when we go somewhere in Jennifer Jeep. You are lucky that you get to do it DAILY. We are green with jellyness.

  5. PAWsome :-) Walking is GREAT and so important. Have a wonderful Sunday. Golden Woofs

  6. Well you know we love our walkies and exploring - you got to explore everything you can. And YES ! you asked if we have the Crater of Diamonds - we have and had the best ever time. We stayed at a place called Diamond's Jack, right on the river and they allow pets - it was awesome. you can check it out here ....and NO we didn't find any diamonds :(

  7. I bet you're having perfect walking weather down there now. Our temperatures have plunged and the human here needs to dig out more clothes for bundling up before we head out!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  8. This is our favorite week! We walk every day regardless, but this week is an extra push to get out to new places and mix things up. Thanks for the reminder about how important it is! :)

  9. Gotta stop and read the pee-mail. It's a required part of any walk.

    Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.

  10. Walks are the best it looks like you had a great time! Make sure mom and dad don't start slacking at the end of the week though! Love Dolly

  11. wow! Great pics guys!!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  12. Great pics! Looks like you had a fantastic time!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  13. Enjoyed the dialogue and the pictures-enjoy your walks together!

  14. Wake are the best!!


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