Bunny here at the keyboard writing a few of my thoughts about National Dog Walking Week.
I am pretty lucky that National Dog Walking Week happens while my human is on vacation. This means we’re able to visit different locations and share some neat experiences from our walks. This week is one that I like to make sure is on the calendar, because it means some extra special walking time, and I think that’s pretty awesome.
I was going to write about our fun adventures walking so far, but I thought I would wait until the end of the week and then share them all at once. What I will tell you is that so far we’ve had a great time and we’ve seen some of our favorite places in new ways, and for the first time in a while. We’ve been taking it easy on my human’s foot for a while, but this week has inspired her to get into it more and I am grateful for that. Trust me, this walking thing is alright.
Taking a walk in a different place every day takes a little planning.
We are making sure my human is in tip top shape for a big adventure that is happening next week, so we planned for easy walking. Fortunately, we live in an area that has a lot of places that are not only easy to walk, but safe and also really interesting. Sure, part of taking a walk is for exercise, but you also need to exercise your brain. We dogs know that it’s important to stop and smell the flowers (okay, and the peemail) along the way, but humans often forget to feed their souls. As a good canine citizen, I feel it’s my responsibility to make sure my human notices the extraordinary in the every day.
Anyroo, we made a list and while we did visit a few of our old favorite places, we also wanted to share some new places, too. Otherwise, I’d just be copying my post from last year, and that just wouldn’t do. It keeps my human on her toes, as well. Keeping humans on their toes keeps them younger, I’ve heard, as long as you don’t knock them over while you have them there. Take note of that part, it’s important.
What I am wondering, though, is why we should just have National Dog Walking Week.
This is an event that should be celebrated every day. I wonder what would happen if there were a National Dog Walking Month, or a Year of Walking The Dog. The possibilities are endless. I’m not sure if everyone could keep up with it for a year, but it would be fun trying. However you are celebrating this week, I hope it’s fun and memorable. Dream big humans and hounds!