Top 10 Things I Learned at
Koly and Kelly’s K9 Kamp
10. I can’t blame Kelly for my laziness…she likes to exercise!
9. Technically, it’s still a game of Fetch even when the dog won’t return the stick. But, that’s something I’d like to work on with Kelly. (Me: Kelly drop it! Kelly: Make me!)
8. You can burn more calories walking if you let your dog lead you around. Kelly has a different idea of how to navigate the neighborhood than I do, and it often involved side routes and trails off the beaten path.
7. Never jump over obstacles with your dog while trying to capture it all on camera at the same time. Unless you are much more coordinated than I. (My knees still hurt!)
6. Always reward your dog with a belly rub for a job well done.
5. Kelly loves spending time with me, and working out together means we’re doing something good for our health as well.
4. I have no upper body strength. None.
3. I used to think I was doing a great thing by getting off my butt and walking the dog once a day. Now I see that we both really need more, and it’s so beneficial to get more active every day.
2. I don’t have to just walk with my dog for exercise. There are many other activities that are great exercise and lots of fun too.
1. Dogs make the best fitness buddies!
And I ran right along side him. Daddy wanted me to jump on him and catch him but he never wanted me to do this before and I didn’t know if this was a test. Then I saw something darting to my left which was bad because Daddy was on my right. I ran right in front of him. He tripped over me and stumbled forward but didn’t fall down. I kept running after this object on my left and jerked Daddy to see the side when I reached the end of the leash.. But he still maintained his balance. And I saw that the object of my affection was a blowing piece of newspaper.
Daddy looked at me with that look saying we were not getting the Travelocity Gnome. “You have to run straight Pocket, even if you don’t catch me, we have to run straight.”
“Roo-ray” I said
We ran to the other side of the circle and when we got to the end Daddy clapped his hands and I jumped on him and he said that counted for catching me. Oh boy! The trip to Arruba was within our grasp.
Then something terrible happened. We ran in the other direction and a leaf blew across the road. I crossed in front Daddy again and he kicked me like a soccer ball. I yelped and rolled and Daddy stumbled and dropped to his knees and picked me up and let me lick his face. He told me I had to stop crossing in front of him.
He tried running with me again but I wasn’t feeling right from the kicking and rolling. He then picked me up and I trembled like I do when Foley and I are being left alone.
He patted my head and told me that it was all right. We were done with K-9 Kamp for the year. But what about meeting Phil at the mat? The Travelocity Gnome. Is the dream over?