Sometimes being the middle dog really stinks! I used to be the family baby and got to do lots of stuff alone with Mom, but now with Bailie as the baby and Katie as a senior, I’m stuck in the middle. Last week, Mom realized Katie and Bailie get lots of alone time with her, but I rarely do which isn’t fair. She decided to load me up to go for a fun walk in the woods at one of my favorite parks. We planned on taking some fun photos and simply spending good one on one time while getting some exercise.
Mom walks with just Katie one to two times a day, she runs three to four times a week alone with Bailie and takes her tracking. I always get stuck walking with Katie or Bailie and for nose work, I go with Bailie. It was really fun having Mom all to myself for a change.
I got to walk at the pace I wanted to walk at. Mom let me do all the sniffing I wanted too! There were all kinds of wabbit and squirrel tracks to check out, and some nest areas which were chock full of great smells!
We were enjoying the fun of walking one on one so much Mom decided to hardly take any photos and just enjoy our time walking along. It was a real nice workout as I like to walk pretty fast, the area is a bit hilly, and walking in snow always uses some extra energy. When I walk with Katie we have to go so very slow and with Bailie, she is always getting in my way which made being the only dog setting the pace so much fun!
We spent about an hour on our hike and then went back home. The only thing we couldn’t do was canoeing, the portage spot wasn’t real user friendly on a winter day! I would like to remind pet parents with multiple pets to remember how nice one on one time is for each pet. Your furry ones will all appreciate it.
I’m co hosting the FitDog Friday Blog Hop with SlimDoggy, and To Dog With Love! Please join us on Fridays to share your fitness stories with others, find new ways to have fun, and new fitness ideas too! Tell your friends to stop by as well – fit dogs are healthier, happier dogs!