Why do I love walking and teaching so much? Walking is something I’ve been doing forever, and since Nelson arrived, I’ve been teaching him some walking manners. Well, attempting to teach him. He is not always up for following my advice. We do walk together almost always, because he is big and strong and I am small but not as strong as my sisters. It is easier for Mom to walk the two of us together and I like to walk with a buddy too.
Like Bailie, this is the first year since I turned one that I am not running with Mom. With my limp issue, the vet said I may want to stick to walking instead. I do run FastCAT and I run in the yard, but “running” a few miles is hard on joints. Walking is a great exercise because it isn’t so hard on the body, yet it keeps a girl fit and burns calories so I can keep eating my treats.
Walking and teaching with Nelson has really been fun and it really builds the bond between us. He learns from me better than from Mom I think. If I do it, he will do it too. Even though I am a lot smaller than he is, he respects me, and we have a lot of fun.
Sometimes I walk alone with Mom which I like. We can walk at our own pace without the crazy guy needing to pee on everything. She lets me chase squirrels up trees, and other fun stuff like that.
The only time I don’t really like walking is when it is really hot outside. Being extra short means I get a ton of heat from the ground hitting my belly. Because of this I heat up faster than my siblings. Mom is always careful about taking me out when it is really hot out.
Dog friends are not so much my thing, but I love people. I have a lot of favorite folks in our neighborhood and getting to see them when I am out walking always makes me extra happy. Most of the time my tail starts to wag a lot, and then I stand on my two back paws to greet my human friends. It’s fun to hear them tell me how adorable I am.
I like to have my picture taken. When Mom takes me for a walk with just the two of us, we sometimes take more photos, and that is really fun. Modeling uses a lot of skills like staying put, listening to direction, etc. Besides that, I really love to have my own alone time with Mom once and a while.
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