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My Green Drink & The Dog Walk!

Thursday, August 07, 2008


I decided to venture out of my apt. complex with my 2 little beasts (dogs, not kids)! Usually I just keep walking them in circles until we get tired. That way if they get off their leashes or collars they should be safe.

Well, today they had a little too much energy. Why did I think it was a great day to take them further out? I Do Not Know! We went for a 40 minute walk to the park. One dog is 50 lbs. the other 30 lbs. They have both been to many training classes and I train them, but they don't listen! Every time they saw a dog they liked, or smelled the scent of a rabbit they went bonkers! I nearly wet my pants (sorry to be so graphic, but it's true)!

When we finally got to the park I let them go and most of the time they just sat there! I thought that meant they were tired! NO! They pulled me all the way home.

This time I decided to take the short cut around the lake. We don't usually walk on the lake path due to goose poop and Giardia! Well, I haven't seen any geese so away we walked. The geese left their poop behind, yikes! I was holding the leashes as high as I could so they wouldn't eat the poop. I think I succeeded emoticon But my arms were tired and my back was getting sore (can I count this as an upper body workout???)!

When I finally got home I remembered that I had another serving of Dr. Oz's green drink that I saw on Oprah the other day! It is so healthy and actually tastes good. Well it was already the afternoon so I wondered how I could make this healthy, green concoction taste even healthier! Hmmmmm VODKA! Don't worry it is actually organic vodka emoticon

Now I am resting and the dogs are finally quiet and I will be taking them for another walk later, but this time a much shorter one with DH in toe!
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  • MAINEROCKS
    you need the Dog Whisperer!! :-)
    4587 days ago
  • OFEDEOZ
    I think that should def be classed as an upper body workout, wow, 80lbs of dog hanging off your arms is a workout!!!

    Ah, vodka.... emoticon
    4588 days ago
  • no profile photo DADOF6BOYS
    Sorry Ruth, but that is hilarious!!! Thank you for making be laugh so hard I almost wet my pants!!!!

    Upper body workout???? Definitely! Get everything you can out of that walk!

    Kelley
    emoticon emoticon

    added ~ I just noticed that I was on my husbands SP ~ OOPS!!!!
    4588 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/7/2008 5:54:29 PM
  • SQUIRTZIE
    I have 2 small dogs that pull on the leash like that--the 3rd one has been trained. I bought a halter to use on Scruffy but he gets it off his nose before I can get the leash on so I am trying to figure out how I can use it.
    I know what it is like to have larger dogs pull like that--my daughter's springers are not leash trained. It should definitely count as part of the workout.
    I had to carry the doxie part way home today--she was too tired. Oh to be a baby!
    Good luck with your walks.
    4588 days ago
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