Walk Your Dog Week – Wrap-up

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walkyourdogmonthOctober 1st – 8th was National Walk Your Dog Week. As part of our commitment to the health and well-being of ourselves and our dogs, we challenged ourselves to not only walk everyday, but to find new and interesting places to walk Jack & Maggie. We joined the #DogWalkingWeek Blog Hop sponsored by our friends at MyGBGVLife and Cascadian Nomads. The following is a summary and photos from each of our walks.
Day One: We drove down to one of the farms down the road – an avocado and lemon ranch. At the top of the trail we also discovered they had blueberries too!walkyourdog_dayone

Day Two: Steve took the dogs for a run in the Conejo Open Space, on Lizard Rock Trail. It has some fun bridges and twists and turns so they really like it.

Day Three: We drove the in the other direction in our valley to a different farm. This one had a huge field of tomatoes…and they look just about ready to pick.



Day Four: We drove down past our usual walk to the road that runs through a valley (on it’s way to a treatment plant, so sometimes it’s smelly). Lots of interesting wildlife and nature to look at on this walk – some of the oak trees are huge.


Day Five: We were a little short on time day five, so we went to our favorite walk. This is the walk we do most often. There’s a den of coyotes that we had a run-in with a few weeks ago down to the right, so we have to watch for them, but sometimes we meet up with dad who is out running on this trail and that’s always fun!



Day Six: We drove to a park and trail not far from our house that winds through a valley. It was a hot day, so we didn’t do too much, but they both had time to smell the flowers (or pee mail) and make jokes about Jack’s mouth being as wide as the tunnel. Do you notice that in most of the photos both Jack and Maggie have noses to the ground…you’d think they were scent hounds!



And on Day Seven, we rested. Not really, because we do walk or run every day, but Steve forgot to bring the camera on their run this am, so no pictures.

It was a great week and I know the dogs loved getting out to different places. It was really hot here the past week, so we didn’t get in an afternoon walks that I wanted to do, but maybe next week. I hope you all participated in Walk Your Dog Week. Be sure and check out the Blog Hop over at our friends at MyGBGV Life and Cascadian Nomads.


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  1. The only thing we like more than walking our dogs is running with them.

  2. Aww, the dogs look so happy with their noses to the ground. I’m so glad they got to go visit so many fun places over the last week. Ace absolutely loves going for walk in a different neighborhoods or parks. He goes to work “tracking” thing as well.
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  3. Yay, I can comment! Love the walk photos! Bailie was eating some last blueberries off a bush the other day, a healthy mid walk snack find. Thanks for joining us!
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  4. What a fab walk!
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  5. I love walking somewhere different every day. But without a car, it takes some creativity. At this point, we know every back alley and trail without six miles of our home.
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  6. What a variety in your walks-enjoyed all the pictures!
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  7. So many adventures! I love taking my dogs new and exciting places. Our dog-walking week wound up being the same two walks, but we had fun anyway!
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    • The important thing is to get out and walk.

  8. What a great week with lots of great pictures.

  9. You guys went to a lot of cool places this week – I’d love to live nearby a place like Lizard Rock Trail or the Santa Rosa park. I do remember the coyote story though, pretty scary stuff. Laika and I really enjoyed the variety this week – so many new smells and sights. It’s gotten me pretty motivated to continue to seek out new trails around here, there’s a few hidden gems I didn’t know about.
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  10. What a great variety of places you got out to! I think we would enjoy seeing the farms the most….you live in a really neat area.
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  11. Looks like you had a good week!
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  12. Love this post! I’m also very passionate about keeping my dogs active and happy! This is the reason why I’ve launched the campaign, 100 happy doggy days! 100 happy doggy days challenges dog owner’s to commit to walking their dogs 100 days in a row and sharing it on social media using the hash-tag, #100happydoggydays. I started this after looking into the prevalence of pet obesity. I found that over 40% of dogs and cats in Australia are overweight or obese! Knowing that overweight pets have a shorten life span and decreased quality of life I was immediately saddened. I also found that it was very common for dog owners to avoid walking their dogs on a daily basis! In fact, one such study revealed up to 23% of dog owners in Australia don’t walk their dogs AT ALL! I’m looking to prominent pet bloggers for support in spreading awareness of the importance of keeping active with your dog. I know SlimDoggy clearly have a similar passion for happier and healthier pets so we hope you consider showing your support! You can check out our blog here http://100happydoggydays.wordpress.com/

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