I am cuddling with a clean dog! LOL. Rowdy has been so stinky the last several days. Way overdue for a bath and he was to the vet last week for vaccinations and a little wart on his ear. The good doc popped that thing right off there but between that and the shots my little guy was stressed out and stressed out dogs stink! Have you ever noticed that?
Anyway, we were too busy all weekend for a proper groom and bath so today after work he got the whole salon treatment.
This was after our daily walk. Our NEW habit and healthy together time. Now, you might find it hard to believe that walking isn't something the Rowdyman and I normally do, but, he is a lap dog, see? No, I mean his breed was specifically designed to sit on laps! And that is ALL they were designed to do. Oh they are very good at it. They take it really seriously too. Like, it is their JOB ya know? Their biggest worry is that more than one person will sit down in the same room at the same time. Oh, the horror! Which lap do I pick?????
Bit he also loves to romp outside and is happy to finally be allowed to be a "real" dog (he is a former show dog and a rescue). His favorite outdoor hobby is chasing squirrels. Really he isn't very good at it. Well, I mean he never catches one so I am not sure of the point but perhaps I think too much like a cat?
Anyway - I like to walk in the woods and since I have been working in the pet cem a lot lately we have been walking the path behind the house, through the woods and he has been happily chasing squirrels and they have been laughing at him (I'm convinced) and all is well with the world of dogs and small rodents.
We will try and keep up these walks for all seasons. When we had a big dog I used to walk with him everyday, without fail. He needed the exercise and movement due to hip and health issues and it was just part of our day.
It just reminds me of how easy it is to let things go when the reasons outside yourself fade away. I would think it would be just the opposite, especially if you enjoy them. I guess I will just try to convince my lap dog that we are doing this for him in order to keep my ass walking!