Friday, January 28, 2011

Walking time

In the Great Northwest we are so fortunate to be able to walk our pets any time. Whether it is a beautiful sunny day or a misty, rainy one we can dress for the weather. Some of our "fur kids" even have their own wardrobe for the occasion. Regardless of the weather the tails will be wagging as the energy used is so helpful to your "fur kids" over all health and even yours.

Even if you itty bitty love bud needs great walks. One of my clients, Mr. Bentley who is a imperial shitzu part maltese takes on 4 miles without a sweat. He is a champ. Your buddy can do the same if you focus on them.

For those who are finding their age catching up to them, take time periodically in the day such as morning or evening to make the distance and time out sniffing and seeing the world a beneficial route. Pace is not the focus, being present is.

Being present is so important to our furry friends. Just like kids, they know when you are not paying full attention to them. So put the cell phone in your pocket and your eyes on the trail, listen for the birds, enjoy the smell and appreciate the way your furry friend sees the world and looks at you as their leader.

Enjoy a healthy trail walk.