Last month's widely shared story about "man walking dog" in a Dubai parking lot gave us all much, er, paws for thought. Why? Well, because he was in his car while his Rover roved alongside. The paparazzo, lying in wait for his definitive career-making shot, said at first he thought the dog was a bear because it was so big. “It was like a dog on a treadmill.”, he added.
There are a number of possible responses to this story, two of which might be: "Hmm, walk my dog without getting out the car. Nice!" or simply, "That's outrageous!" Either way, and more seriously, folks, this Lazy-Person-of-the-Day approach is not to be encouraged (as if you needed to be told that, right?). This said, let's look at the positives (don't say we don't give credit where credit's due):
Let's be honest about dog walking. No matter how much you love your dog, there are days when you really don't feel like taking Spot out for a stroll, and that's fine. But you've still gotta do it! Right?! It's part of the pet owner's pact, and here's why:
And what about you? If you sometimes struggle to find dog-walking time, here are some tips for dog walking to incentivise you to latch your loved one on to his leash and get out there:
Add to all this the joy of spending time with your furry best friend and the wisdom of Christopher Morley, who said. "No one... appreciates the very special genius of your conversation as a dog does."
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