Oh, Contessa, you make me walk the talk!

Thursday, August 07, 2008


Thank you, dear dog with the one upright ear and one down!

Because of your being slipped food on the sly by my mom, I will have to hit the Boardwalk with your four paws every clear night until the winter storms start.

I used to think people that walked it were exercise fanatics or worse. I would drive by and think to myself, "My, don't they have anything BETTER to do with their lives?"

Oh, it's wonderful to be wrong, isn't it?

Walking on Boardwalk along Lake Superior in the evening is as good as it gets this side of heaven. The air is slightly moist and cool off the Lake with sky pastels changing as you walk. The boats are heading in for the night off the bay, and the Aerial bridge is backlight by the western sky. The mileage goes by so quickly and vistas change with each turn. You feel as you could go on forever.

And Contessa did us proud...a shakecan*, treats, and 'leave it's' got her into the swing of things before we were halfway through the course.

This couldn't be exercise, could it?

* emoticon For all you cat people, a shakecan is a empty pop can taped up with a few pennies in it. Give it rattle to discourage unwanted behavior. Then praise and treat.
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    Sounds as if you have found yourself a Spark Buddy in Contessa!

    The area you are walking sounds beautiful. I've started my evening walks and go past a swamp and up a big hill - not quite as picturesque as where you are!

    Also jealous you had nice weather this evening. I started out my walk and just at my halfway point where I turn back towards home it started to downpour...I must have looked pretty pathetic because a truck passed and actually turned around to see if I needed a ride! The good news is I did an 18 minute mile out and under a 16 minute mile the way back - I think it was the lightening that really got me moving!

    Anyway, give Contessa a nice scratch behind both those ears, and yourself a pat on the back! Way to go!

    3454 days ago
  • MEME102
    You're from MN I think aren't you?? I went to Ely back in was the 4th of July and the Lilacs were just in bloom. Being from IN I was amazed at that!!! The weather was quite cool......didn't like that in July!! Although I don't like this humidity either --- so guess that means I"m finicky!!!
    Dogs are great help when exercising and walking. I"m hoping to get my Biscuits out more when my knee feels more like walking again. Keep up the good work!! For now dh takes him on his walks for me!!
    3455 days ago
  • 3TWINS

    I'm glad you're out walking and that the weather is great. I have never been into walking, but since I committed to my Spark friends that I would I have been doing it.

    Thank you for the goodie (trampoline). I have one in my daughter's basement. I'll have to dig it out. By the way, what is the U?
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    3455 days ago
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