Mom is one of those overly efficient types, not happy wasting time. Right now with Bailie’s tracking, after laying a track they need to age up to an hour some times, so what can Mom do during that time? This is where a multi purpose walk fits in. It just so happens that some of the tracking fields are right next to some walking trails like this one at Cobblestone Lake.
This area is real unique. Above is a photo of one of the two fields Mom uses to do tracking on with Bailie. To the right of the field is Cobblestone Lake, and to the left is a shopping center with several stores and businesses. Mom likes to track here because it is close to home and she can either go for a walk or run errands while the track is aging. On this day, I came along and had a nice multi purpose walk with Mom and Bailie. We went late afternoon, so this walk would be our evening walk and Mom would only have to take Katie on her short walk when we got home.
Cobblestone Lake is a fun place to walk. As you can see, the trail is 1.4 miles long, so pretty short, but I love to walk there. It was Bailie’s first time walking around the entire lake. Mom loves the separate bike and walking trails and they have garbage cans every 100 yards or so which makes picking up poop so easy! The lake is surrounded by single family and town homes as well as a couple park areas. It was built to make one feel like they are in a city environment.
There is also a floating dock that is used as a fishing pier. We went out on it, but I have to say, it is real scary. There are spaces between the boards below our paws, and the thing moves. I was glad to get back onto solid ground!
So, there you have it. Rather than say she does not have enough time for everything, she turns a tracking outing into a tracking outing plus a half hour walk with me and Bailie, and some days she runs errands rather than walking. If you really want to get everything to fit in, you have to plan your day like a puzzle! If you want to squeeze in some fitness, there is a way! Stay tuned next Friday for an update on Bailie and her tracking progress.
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