Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

The Joy Of Walking With My Dog

by Marie Vonow (follow)
Chief editor: readyforpets.com Blogs:https://minamaries.blogspot.com.au https://simpleselfimprovement.blogspot.com.au/
Health (120)      Exercise (52)      Walking (9)      Walk (2)      Dog (1)     


Dog, Exercise, Health, Walk, Walking


Sometimes I wonder if I decide to take my little dog for a walk or if he is the one who makes the decision. We usually go for a walk after tea but occasionally earlier in the day. There are days when we donít go for a walk. That is not because my dog is too tired or too busy. He always has the energy and enthusiasm for a walk.

My dog watches me and picks up any little signs that we could be going for a walk. If I change into my comfy sneakers he sticks his nose on my shoes and nuzzles at the laces. Is he trying to help me tie them? His nose actually makes it more difficult for me because it gets in the way. He skips around and heads to the front door and waits hopefully. If I reach for his lead which is kept on a shelf by the front door he gets so excited and bounces up and down.

Once outside he heads for the gate and there is no doubt he is so happy we are going for a walk, at last. He doesnít mind if we turn left or right as long as we are going for a walk. He sniffs just about everything we come across. Some things obviously have a very interesting smell to a dog because he will stop and sniff and sniff. Then we are off again until he comes across the next thing with an irresistible scent.

I am glad my dog encourages me to go for a walk. I know the exercise is good for my physical and psychological health because I have read heaps of information telling me so with statistics and research to back up the claim. Also I just feel good. I love being out in the fresh air, especially now summer is past.

When I drive somewhere I donít have the opportunity to notice all those details I see when I am walking. In a car I am unaware of the scent of the pepper trees, pines and gums. From a car I am oblivious to the calls of various types of birds. As well, I donít smile at people and say hello.

The fact that I enjoy walking with my dog encourages me to walk at other times. Sometimes I walk to the main street which is less than fifteen minutes walk away. If I have a couple of items to return to the library or one or two Ďholdsí to pick up I may walk rather than take the car.

When I need just a few things from the supermarket and the weather is conducive to taking a walk, I donít get the car out.

Yesterday the weather was perfect for using leg power rather than the car to get to my friendís house. The more I walk, the more I feel inclined to do it and the easier it is.

I am glad my dog is so enthusiastic about going for a walk. He motivates me to get out of the house and I enjoy the exercise.

# Dog
# Exercise
# Health
# Walk
# Walking
I like this Article - 5
More Articles by Marie Vonow
These days there are many ways to learn something new or add to your existing knowledge
156 views
I have always enjoyed taking photos
131 views
It is great to have friends of various ages rather than just those who are around your own age
148 views
Whatever one does there can be a reason to feel guilty about it
198 views
I usually have a positive approach to life
107 views
I have read numerous articles about decluttering one's collection of clothes and accessories
447 views
view all articles by Marie Vonow
Articles by Marie Vonow on Other Hubs
All those beautiful love songs Are for the young, aren't they? That's what I thought, Until you...
150 views
ID: 34317
[ Submit a Comment ]
Trending Articles
In this day and age, many people hire professional escorts because they what to try something ne...
11965 views
Youíve probably heard the saying, ďa house is not a home
95 views
American author Mark Twain famously wrote, ďTravel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-...
77 views
Whether you want to save the planet or save money, striving to create more eco-friendly habits...
72 views
Iíve witnessed addiction within my family for my entire life
71 views
Youíll likely spend about one-third of your life at work, and for most people, this is their m...
69 views
You donít have to be rich to make money, you just have to be practical
3765 views
Many of us fear to speak our mind because we care about what others might think of us or say abo...
6102 views
I lived the city life and Iím sick of it
629 views
Many people find they are happier if they %%decide%% they want to feel that way
203 views
Categories
 
Copyright 2012-2018 OatLabs ABN 18113479226. mobile version