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September 25, 2013

Walking Your Dog: Business or Pleasure?

With cold weather approaching, I will admit that sometimes I grumble when Eko needs to go for a walk.  When it is late at night, or I’m running late or the weather is bad, I take Eko out for what I call a “business walk.”  He goes to the

With cold weather approaching, I will admit that sometimes I grumble when Eko needs to go for a walk.  When it is late at night, or I’m running late or the weather is bad, I take Eko out for what I call a “business walk.”  He goes to the bathroom and we get home asap. Often, Eko is completely on board and eager to return to the comfort of the couch.  Even he doesn’t need for every outing to be an adventure.

But other times when the weather is nice or the mood strikes me, I like to take Eko out for an additional walk outside of our normal schedule.  Sure, I could drive to the bank or get my errands done faster on my own, but I always seem to enjoy my trips more when Eko comes with me.

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Eko trying to learn my pin number so he can take out treat money without me knowing

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While I withdrew some quarters to use for laundry, Eko waited his turn to withdraw from his treat fund.  He’s a regular at the bank and he knows the tellers always have a treat for him

When we are out on walks without a mission or a destination, we tend to see new things and make new friends.

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This German Short Haired Pointer we met was a professional bird dog.  She would stalk and point to squirrels in the park but she never bolted for them.  I need to take Eko to whatever training class she went to!

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I also looked up and saw this sign.  I can’t figure out what ordinance 98 – 19 is, but I really want this sign in my apartment for when Eko starts whining

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And of course, you know you had a good walk when your dog comes back two-toned

Not every walk is a stroll in the park, but I am certainly glad for the ones that are!

Comments for Walking Your Dog: Business or Pleasure?

  1. I like the idea with the sign. In case Eko starts whining you have to pay 200 bucks to you – that’s great!

  2. alellzey says:

    You can take Eko into stores with you?! I’m so jealous! There’s basically no where around where I live that you can talk dogs inside. Fortunately, Laney likes car rides almost as much as walks so I’m able to travel with her some.

  3. PigLove says:

    That looks awesome my friend – all that walking and exercising just makes me exhausted thinking about it. But hey Eko… pssst – you gotta practice more on getting that credit card number from your human. I have my mom’s memorized for when I got shopping on line. She blames dad. Dad blames mom. They don’t have a clue yet it’s me! XOXO – Bacon

  4. Bongo says:

    Eko, if you figure out how to get into that treat money account let me know. I need some hints on getting into my person’s account so I can get treats.

  5. Emmadog says:

    We only have those in and out walks if it is extreme weather like huge rain or -20 out. Otherwise, we always head out for a nice walk and even those walks where we aren’t in the mood usually end up being fun.

  6. Whee like going out in the garden with the hoomans. Sometimes whee just need some exercise and even if it’s cold, and the hoomans sit out with us (even though they usually don’t want to!). When they have had enough whee have too. Animals and hoomans are pretty similar when you think about it

    Nacho, Noah, Buddy & Basil
    xxxx

  7. Kuruk says:

    Mama takes me and Nalle to run errands tooowooowoooooo!

  8. Misaki says:

    I wish I knew mummy’s pin number then I could buy loads of treats too 🙂

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