Spring 2017 Dog Walking Challenge

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  • jenilla1
    jenilla1 Posts: 11,118 Member
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    I'm new. I'd like to join this group!
    I've got a mini poodle named Bay. We've been super lazy this winter, so I'm going to set quite a low goal of an hour a week. Want to start off with certain success and then add to the goal. I'll post a photo of Bay once I figure out how to do that!
    I like this thread because of all the doggie photos! I could use some friends, both human and furred.

    Down in the reply box, if you look above at all the icons, find the smiley face and go right until you see what looks like a piece of black paper with the corner folded down. Click on that to load a pic.

    P.S. I had a beautiful standard poodle, but he passed away in October. Poodles are awesome! Let's see that pic.
  • jm216
    jm216 Posts: 3,785 Member
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    Happy April 1st!
    Roxie woke me up at 6am for our morning walk... who needs an alarm? <3
  • Lusitatissimum
    Lusitatissimum Posts: 10 Member
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    Ginger is super adorable! Hope your ankle starts feeling better fast! Here's my boy, on his personal island (the ottonman). Got in half an hour today!
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  • mimigotay
    mimigotay Posts: 32 Member
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    jm216 wrote: »
    Get outside and get fit with your favorite fur baby! Roxie and I challenge you to take a healthy stroll.

    Set a reasonable goal for you and your pet and get moving.

    Post your minutes or miles walking on a weekly basis.

    Jump in and join us any time!

    I will love this challenge later... Maybe next moth cause my dog is having eye surgery on the 3rd.
  • Smallc10
    Smallc10 Posts: 554 Member
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    I'm going to join in! I try and take my dog at least once a day for a good walk and hope for twice as long as the baby is cooperating. I think 5 miles a week would be a good goal for us since I'm still recovering from surgery :) I'll keep track this week!

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  • jenilla1
    jenilla1 Posts: 11,118 Member
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    Walking Buddies: Jen and April (Apes) - golden retriever-standard poodle mix
    Weekly Goal: Hit the long trail once or twice a week plus regular walks.
    How long/far did you walk this week?: 9.25 miles

    Successes: Got an extra hike in this weekend for more total mileage! First Pic below is Apes wiped out after a long trek in the hills.
    Challenges: The early spring grasses that grow along the trails are starting to release their seeds. Digging all that crud out of my dog's paws each time we hike is a pain. Other Pics below are some of the seeds I have to dig out. These things love to burrow in and stick. They can be painful in between in toes! Sometimes they can get under the skin and cause infections. At least the ticks aren't out yet...

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  • jm216
    jm216 Posts: 3,785 Member
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    Jenilla1.... those are crazy, determined seeds!
  • jm216
    jm216 Posts: 3,785 Member
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    Walking Buddies: Jill & Roxie
    Weekly Goal: Take 2 ten minute walks per day
    How long/far did you walk this week?: 7 miles
    Successes: We hit our goal of a mile a day!
    Challenges: hopefully none.... we're on Spring Break at home.

    Have a great week of walking!
  • Bayluvr
    Bayluvr Posts: 115 Member
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    Walking Buddies: Bronwyn & Mommy
    Weekly Goal: At least 5 miles (aiming for 1mile/day not inc. short potty walks)
    How long/far did you walk this week? 3.6 miles
    Successes:
    Challenges: Rainy week, mud everywhere and she was just groomed.

    We've started on a good note today...more rain in forecast for tonight so we'll see what develops.
  • julie8123
    julie8123 Posts: 12 Member
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    I love this idea! I'm a student and I feel so guilty when I don't find the time to give my puppy the walks she deserves. My goal for this week will be one 15 minute walk a day, and a hike once a week. I'm sure my little nugget will thank me!

    Here's Maisy on two very opposite hikes (honestly I think she prefers the snow!)
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  • Bayluvr
    Bayluvr Posts: 115 Member
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    Love the contrast between Maisy and the snow. Beautiful pup! They're ALL beautiful, and this thread is AWESOME!
  • IVMay
    IVMay Posts: 442 Member
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    jm216 wrote: »
    Get outside and get fit with your favorite fur baby! Roxie and I challenge you to take a healthy stroll.

    Set a reasonable goal for you and your pet and get moving.

    Post your minutes or miles walking on a weekly basis.

    Jump in and join us any time!

    That is a lovely looking pup.
    I love dog walking. Wish I could do it more. Don't worry they get walked plenty just not by me as much as I'd like to.
  • jm216
    jm216 Posts: 3,785 Member
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    Rain rain go away!
  • jenilla1
    jenilla1 Posts: 11,118 Member
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    jm216 wrote: »
    Rain rain go away!

    Southern California volunteers to take your rain! B)
  • jm216
    jm216 Posts: 3,785 Member
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    We had snow and rain yesterday, and I'll gladly send that to you!
  • donovanwoodworking
    donovanwoodworking Posts: 25 Member
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  • slatone
    slatone Posts: 3 Member
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    Hi! I"m SO excited about this group! I'm loving all the pics of ya'lls pups, they are so cute! This is Flash. He's a two year old pit/lab mix who just finished an ACL surgery on one of his back legs. We're going to go 3 miles a day with ya'll!u8pbbn4qufrp.jpg