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6/25/13 11:33 A

emoticon I love my "blonde" lab. She's my best walking bud. CONGRATULATIONS, BLACKHAWKS! emoticon

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8/18/12 12:05 P

@SUSANS706, I really like the idea of thinking about walking the dogs as "extra". I've always felt like I couldn't count walking the dog as exercise because of all the stops but now I can look at it with a whole different perspective. Thanks! emoticon

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8/17/12 9:10 P

My dogs keep me going. They make me get up in the morning to go out and then I feed them. I have 3 currently a chiwawa, and boxer, and a pit bull mix.

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8/7/12 5:25 P

I treat my dog walks as "extra exercise since there are so many stops and starts. It all counts though!!

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8/7/12 3:32 P

very active ..... I have a pug and a german shepherd (and a grand daughter living with me) ...... I don't know who of the three keep me going, but walk each dog seperately every evening ....... can't handle the two at the same time. Get twice the walking benefit that way too! (Have a nutty cat too, I sometimes think I live in a zoo and I am one of the animals, the one that should be caged ....LOL)

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8/6/12 9:49 P

It will be almost a year since we got our Yorkie puppy, and he has been a God-send in getting us off the couch. Reaching 50 doesn't have to mean we stop moving, now we have a demanding pet who needs to go outside on a regular basis and pretty much drags us to the dog park a few times per week. We love it!!

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8/6/12 11:51 A

Dog loves to go for walks. We were walking hubby to work and then continuing on to a wooded area so we could get 3 miles in per day. But just had surgery again. So today was my first day back outside. We did less than a mile in our 30 minutes. Hopefully we will be up to 1.5 miles by the end of the week. Then next week we can start walking hubby to work again. But it will be a couple of weeks before we are back to our 3-milers. Dog can be a real tyrant about getting her walks.

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8/5/12 4:46 P

Sadly, my three dogs have caught on that when I go for a walk I'm not really going anywhere, just up and down my little dirt road. So they sit on the side and watch!! emoticon

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8/5/12 3:27 P

But you do not usually walk cats for exercise. emoticon

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8/5/12 11:32 A

We have had some good dogs over the years, Jip, Shacon, Tasneen, Poochie, and Pug, but I'm really a cat person, since they don't leave a mess in the yard. emoticon

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8/4/12 12:06 P

Needing to meet my dogs needs for exercise has been the best thing for my regular activity. I got a pedometer and force myself to walk aggressively to improve the walk for all of us.

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