Walk Your Dog Week – Wrap-up
October 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!
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.