I try to get an hour walk in every day and today Dash and I woke up a little early. There are a lot of different places for us to go. There are four state parks less then a mile away, and it’s always fun for us to explore them together. Maybe that is what we really do, I don’t worry about going out and walking a certain length, I just want to be out with my dog, looking at things and listening to my music. My old ipod was fritzing out on me. Maybe from the time I didn’t check my pockets and Mom washed them with my jeans, I don’t like dropping so much money on something that seems extravagant, but my ipod is something that I use every single day, again I was denied the pink I wanted so I went with blue. It wasn’t a choice, it was the only color available. So … maybe not extravagant. So today, Dash, Big Blue and I went for our first walk together
The best thing about going for a walking at 8am, is that there’s no one to hear you sing the Pips part on Midnight train to Georgia. Oh please, like you can resist superstar but he didn’t get far
And look it is starting to get a little springy! I love seeing the leaves starting to sprout and the grass getting greener.
And of course there’s Dash. He loves going on a long walk and he doesn’t mind my singing. At least not that I can tell, and for the most part he is a very good boy. It’s his walk as much as mine. So if he stops and smells something we go with it. Sometimes his friends Lucky, Lincoln and Sue show up and then there is a party! When we are on the last leg of the walk Dash gets a little jerky. Don’t be fooled by his sweet face – Dash can be an ass. He knows when we are almost done, if I’m not walking fast enough for him, he takes his leash in his mouth and pulls it over and over again, trying to get me to go faster. What’s the rush? He gets a yummy when we get back to the car. I know what you are thinking “Marika, you’re rewarding bad behavior” I’ve been rewarding bad behavior for a long time, and since he is 13 now it doesn’t seem time to stop. Besides, he’s a great dog and deserves every single treat he’s gotten.
Besides, I can’t resist his ‘Gimme a treat face.’