For walk your dog week 2020, Mom took me on a special walk with just the two of us. This week is celebrated the first week of every October since 2010. We enjoyed the fall colors and I especially enjoyed all the fall smells. Our walk was right before sunset to add some more fall like lighting to our photos. We all walk at least twice a day 365 days a year, but many dogs aren’t that lucky. This week reminds humans to get out and walk their dogs.
Bridges with their dark brown weathered side rails and gray wood always make for wonderful photos.
Walking is not only good for your dog, it is super healthy for humans too. While many forms of exercise like running tend to bring more injuries, walking is pretty darn safe. We love to walk the trails and take in the nature around us. Almost sixty percent of dogs in this country are overweight, and many of their owners are too. Walking is a great way to get in shape together! Mom always says we walk and run a lot so we can eat more and still be fit!
Fall weather is normally cooler making it much more comfortable for dogs and their peeps to be out walking. Even if you don’t have a lot of stamina, just walk and take some breaks along the way.
Sometimes I get irritated by the photographer. Sure, I love good photos of myself, but sometimes it is nice to just walk and skip the photos. Mom makes a point of leaving the photos on many of our walks, and she also never talks on her phone while we walk. Walks are a time for just Mom and the dog or dogs she is walking or running with. The entire focus is on us, but occasionally, like on this walk, we have the camera focus too.
Remember to keep up on your flea and tick treatment even in the fall. While the weather is cooler, you may think those pests are not out, but they are still there. I love romping through the tall grass, which means I get a good once over for ticks before I get back in the car.
Exercise out in nature makes us happy. Are you and your pup getting enough exercise together? It’s a great way to bond with your dog and share a fun activity! Hopefully you celebrated walk your dog week 2020! If you need more reasons to get out and walk your dog, check out Emma’s list from 2018.
My GBGV Life is joining Living Laughing and Barking in Our Backyard for their Nature Friday blog hop.