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A couple of weeks ago I told you that the pool was open and that we were getting into the swing of things with our spring workouts. I may have spoken too soon on one count! The weather has been nice enough to use the pool a lot. I had started walking Sheba more as well as jogging with Cricket. My hubby was taking Luke to obedience school and taking him out for walks to work with him on his training as well.
Then I had three days of serving on a jury, which threw my schedule into a turmoil, and I am SO BAD at getting back on track when that happens. Even my hubby, who usually is better than me, got off track.
We’ve been playing fetch just about every day, so the dogs are getting the exercise they need to burn some calories. However, I know that variety is important too, and other than doing yard work, I wasn’t getting any exercise either. My first jog of the season with Cricket was SO GREAT, I felt good and happy to be out there. I just don’t know why it’s so hard for me to get back on track. Every day I tell myself that I need to get my act together and get out there.
I’m happy to say I finally did that yesterday. I took all three dogs for separate walks of 25 minutes each. That meant I walked 3 miles myself. After we got back from that, I filled the pool and we played in the yard off and on all day. Now it’s not every day that I don’t have work, errands, or appointments, but on days like this I hope to keep doing this. Sometimes I might jog with Cricket, or I may try jogging with both Cricket and Luke. I haven’t walked Luke a lot because my hubby had been doing it, and we need to work together so I can train Luke as well (another area we slacked off on). I found Luke to be a pokey walker, stopping to sniff a lot, and graze on grass (both things exactly what our beagle Kobi used to do!). My hope is that he might move along better if he’s with Cricket, who doesn’t dilly dally at all. Or if I am jogging I hope he will want to as well.
Our vet has approved jogging with Luke, who just turned 7 months old this week. We were concerned about his growing joints, but our vet feels that keeping him slim and trim is the best way to keep healthy joints. My hubby has taken him jogging, but he only runs on soft surfaces and he keeps his runs shorter when he has Luke.
I hope to update you more on all of our activities (I have other things planned as well), now that I really think I’m back on track! Luke is just starting to be able to catch the ball now, and he spends more time waiting for the throw, instead of just trying to steal the ball and run with it when Cricket brings it back to me (he still likes to play keep away though). For now, I’ll leave you with some photos of the fun we had this week!
Speaking of pet health, we have been trying some new food as we have been part of Merrick Pet Care’s #BestDogEver campaign. There is a huge giveaway from Merrick, and you have until Saturday night to enter to win one year’s worth of dog food. If you haven’t seen my post, visit it here to enter.
Yesterday we received two bags of treats from Merrick that we were not expecting! There was a snafu in shipping the food to some of the bloggers in the campaign, so this was their way of thanking us for our patience. They have already been generous in giving us both dry and canned food to try, so this really wasn’t necessary. I have to say I am impressed with the company, and the dogs love the treats as well as the food!