Thursday, February 25, 2010

Walking Mr. Daisy!

I've got a new job these days!  I'm the Mr.'s  personal coach!  I get him up and out twice a day.  Well, usually twice a day unless it's raining.  I don't DO rain.   Can't stand it in my ears.  We suit up in our exercise gear and head out to pound some pavement.


We start out slow and work up to a nice brisk walk.  

Look, someone hasn't picked up their paper yet.
They obviously don't have a superb Scottie to bring it to them.

This is MY street.  I own it!  I mark it regularly.
Well, me AND Puffy.
He says it was his street first.
It's MINE!

We walk about 1.5 miles now.   In the beginning we did like a block and it was slow going.  But we're both getting better. I had to toughen up my feetsies as I'd been doing so much couch sitting taking care of the Mr.
     I picked up a few sandspurs along the way at first.  But we are both  getting more fit. 

We take apporpriate rest breaks.
Especially when we stop to chat with neighbors.

OK, that's enuff resting. 
Time to move out!

This way!
No more yakkin' it up with the neighbors.

Squirrel at 10 o'clock!
Lemme at him!

I can take him!

It's a good thing I had on my sports bra or else I would have taken the Mr. out when I bolted.
As it was, I did an arse over ears flip when I tried to jump the vermin!  Splat out flat on my back in the middle of the street!  It was sooooo embarassing.  

Now we are heading for home. 
We'll rest up and head back out later.

Walking Mr. Daisy!


Mango said...

Wait a second! I think I wear a sports bra too on walkies. How embarrassing.

Good job getting the Mr. going. Much easier to work on getting your endurance back when you have a doggie for a coach.


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

That Dexter is one strange labradorkdude1

Khongrats on your walking khoach duties!


houndstooth said...

What a wonderful therapist you are! I see you even have your dad in an Olympics training shirt. Keep cracking that leash!


P.S. I wear one of those on walks, too, but mine is more like a Victoria's Secret brassiere! A sports bra is so not my style!

Mack and Sally Ann said...

Wow, you are a great coach for your Daddy. Go Bonnie Go
Sally Ann

Jazzi said...

Youre looking good and Great job being the Mr's personal coach. How many treats do you get paid? You shouldnt be doing this for free now!! lol

WTG to keep him moving and knock off the chit chat!! Men!! what can we do with them huh??


Dory and the Mama said...

Gotta keep those hoomans in shape. Mama and I go out every afternoon now that she is home again.

We think maybe you should get your nursie degree. You are sooooo good at getting, and keeping, the Mr. healthy!!


the booker man said...

hi miss bonnie!
we found your blog through rocky creek scotties. nice to meet you!
good for you for keeping your human movin'! me and my big sister have a hard time resisting the squirrels, too, teeheehee...
the booker man

Kari in WeHo said...

you are both walking so well! Way to get into shape :)

BRUTUS said...

Great job! I think the Mr. and you are good for one another!! Plus it's always easier to get in shape with a friend along!! I've almost forgotten what a walk feels like!! It just keeps snowing here & making it impossible!!!

Brutus the Frenchie

Eric said...

I don't do rain either Bonnie. Makes my furs go frizzy. Excellent jobbie with the training of your Mr. Next job train him to direct squirrels in your direction.

Wiry love Eric xxx

Maggie and Mitch said...

That is one important job you've got there, Bonnie! Mr will be fit as a fiddle in no time at all with you in charge!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Bella the Westie said...

You're doing a really good job Bonnie, well done, I'm sure you Mr. will get really fit thanks to you.
Love from Bella.

Piappies World said...

That's great and you sure make a good personal coach!

We're so happy we found your blog and we are hoping we could follow each others' adventures too.

Thankies and we hope to see you in our world soon.

-Fudgie, Princess, Frappie, Mocha, Sugar & the Piappies

Agatha and Archie said...

HA! We were wondering what would happen if we had on sports bras and saw a squirrel! Well I was really not Archie.. Love A+A

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Yes we ALL know who walks who ( don't we Angus?)

Beautiful photos ~ love that face!!!!
Nancy & Angus

Sherry said...

Hello Bonnie from the "other" west coast. We hope you get that squirrel. Our mom won't let us run after them, either. Sigh.
Alanis and Miro Airedales

Anonymous said...

Hi Bonnie, Don't you HATE it when They stop and talk to neighbors???? What are They thinking? Sorry. Had to vent about that one. Especially since you brought it up. Good for you to take the Mr. out for a walk. Roo Roo! Stuart

McGillicutty said...

Bonnie, Me Lass! So, you and me fur mom are on diet. Me? A diet of Guinness and other Irish Brews! And me fur mom must wear a superduper sports bra while she exercises. She's like a hippo or something! And, I keep me mom in great shape. I NEVER slow down!!! We run twice a day, and me fur mom walks/jogs/wogs twice daily, and I go with her too. I'm bounding with energy! Lacie gives me lots of her,er,um energy smoothies too!

Irish Love,
Oh, and I following you now, me girl!

Abigail said...

Pippi's raincoat has a hood!

ocmist said...

Hurray for you, Bonnie! That is so good of you to keep your dad in good shape!

That's really a bummer that you have to wear a leash, though, and weren't able to take out that squirrel! We are lucky and get to exercise in our big pastures so we don't have to wear leashes there. We are getting used to them though because we have to wear them AND our Collar ID's when we go into a town.