It makes me proud to have my girlish figure at age eight! Not only do I have a waistline, but even my groomer commented on it last time she stripped down my coat. I’ve been at basically the same weight since I was a year old and hope that staying slim and trim will add to my life expectancy. A dog at the proper weight should have a slight hourglass figure, and humans should be able to feel a dog’s ribs when petting over them. I do lots of different things to stay in shape, but maintaining a healthy weight is definitely one of the benefits of walking (and for your human too).
Having a girlish figure is great, but my absolute most favorite benefit of walking is getting to eat more snacks! Oh yes, my sisters and I love our snacks. We mostly eat healthy snacks, and our dog food is a healthy variety, but even healthy foods can pack on the pounds if you don’t exercise. Our routine is to take a nice walk, come home, have a snack, and then off to snoozeville to fill up our energy tanks for the next adventure. Mom loves to snack too, so it is imperative for her to get in plenty of walking to make space for more food!
Today is the last day of National Walk Your Dog Week and our #DogWalkingWeek blog hop, challenge and giveaway.The blog hop will turn into a pumpkin at midnight tonight! Not to worry, though, we do have another blog hop starting on the 9th, where you have until Sunday the 12th to share #DogWalkingWeek success stories! For more information click here. We are looking forward to hearing how your week went!