I don’t know about you, but I tend to become envious when I see some of my friends’ social media accounts. Endless picturesque photos of hikes in the mountains, camping under the stars and discovering hidden waterfalls…with a dog by their side. I always sigh out of jealousy with thoughts of, “Man, I want to do those things.” But for some of us it’s just not possible. We have families, full time jobs and budget constraints. Maybe we have physical ailments or don’t have transportation to get there. Personally, I have a bad hip so strenuous physical activity is a BIG no-go for me. I have other animals at home I need to tend to, and I don’t have ANY sort of camping experience. I wouldn’t even know where to begin. So for the rest of us in the real world, I’ve created a list of time and budget-friendly ways that you too can seek adventure with your dog.
This is my favorite time of year. Not only do I love the holiday season but it’s finally cool enough to get outside and enjoy the weather! Perfect timing, since Wynston just got his cast off. I decided to celebrate Wynston’s cast coming off by taking him on some new adventures this weekend. He still can’t walk full distances, so our adventures were mostly in the stroller. It was a super fun weekend, nonetheless, and we got some great photos!
Wynston and I leave for our big Southwestern road trip a week from today! But first – we were pining for some relaxation in Payson at my mom’s second home! We enjoyed our time there as usual, and it sure did get us in the road-trippin’ spirit. This was Wynston’s first trip up to Payson since mom adopted Cooper, so check out our wonderful photos and super cute videos.
As a fellow dog parent I’m sure you understand how difficult it can be for your dog to get adequate exercise and stimulation during certain times of the year. Whether it’s intense summer heat or winter storms, taking our dogs outside to walk and play isn’t always an option. Luckily, indoor mental enrichment activities can get you and your pup through the undesirable seasons. Need some ideas? Enjoy this list of stimulating indoor activities for your dog.
Can you believe it’s already mid November?! Where has this year gone? Thanksgiving is next week and I get married in 45 days! WOW. What happened?! Anyways, with all of that being said, ’tis the season of cake, cookies and lots of food! I know everyone is busy getting ready for the holidays (and a wedding in my case) but we mustn’t forget about our dogs during it all. Sounds impossible, right? Well yeah, but some of us may forget that our dogs need extra exercise during this hectic time of year just like we do! So next week, which is Thanksgiving week, I’m challenging myself AND you to take your dog on a walk every day of the week no matter what!