I guess every dog and human has their own way of doing things. For Mom and me, we write most of my blog posts while walking. She has said that she can’t write without seeing me, and I give her such great inspiration – I let her run with those thoughts as I know I am the engine behind the posts, and I am a secure enough dog to let her think it is all her idea! Usually when we leave home for a walk, either we have an idea and we need photos or, as is the case today, we had not thought about the blog at all but then were suddenly inspired along the way. The latter is more fun as you never know where the ideas will lead! Mom and I are plugged in most of our waking hours, so while walking and/or running we have the “no phone, no music rule”. It is so wonderful to just be Mom, Katie and I all focused on each other and our surroundings. Great bonding time!
Back to the post of the day. We often hear that walking the dog is boring, really? Our suggestion is to never take the same route for a long walk more than once a week. Try to go somewhere different once a week, and when you travel the same routes, look at the surroundings and see what is new or different or walk the route in the opposite direction. Is it a seasonal change, someone has new siding, we found our new trash company by wondering what these new cans were all about that we saw on our walk one morning. Be observant and your walks will be so much more fun. Mom also helps us look for critters and sometimes counts them for us. That may sound silly, but she enjoys doing it and when she says wabbit, we know there is a wabbit to be found! You don’t have to be hiking the Swiss Alps to have a great walk.
On our two hour adventure walk last Saturday we left home just expecting a nice walk but then inspiration knocked at our door. We only had the cell phone camera, so the images aren’t top, but that was not the purpose. The purpose was to see what crazy, new, things we could find on a route we take one to two times a month.
First, we noticed this cute bumble bee at a park we have passed often, but never really taken note of before.
We still had not had thoughts of this post yet but then we came across this piano on the woods. Music on the trail is what we decided to call it. It is sad because it really is littering but since it was there, why not play some tunes?
Passing between the rock quarry and the new housing development, we found this big old digging machine. Why not have a seat for a moment?
Anyone need a nice, well worn, kind of damp leather couch? I hear that outdoor living rooms are really in, which brings up the question – is this supposed to be an outdoor living room on the front lawn or junk someone should haul away for free? Either way, it was a nice spot to take a short break as it was getting warm out.
How about this jumbo boulder…straight out of the Flintstones in Bedrock! I look like a tiny mouse on top of it!
Point of this FitDog Friday post is that any walk can be fun. Tune into your environment, use your creativity to jazz it all up, and get fit at the same time!