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Sparky Has Given Me Back My Spark...

Friday, February 08, 2013



I wish I could take credit for Sparky's awesome name, but it's the name he came with. Although I did comment on the fact it was the perfect name. I decided when I got him that I would make a deal to walk him everyday that I did not work. I have only had him a little over a week, but I have been true to my word, and today he really pushed me to get it done when I didn't want to.

I had a headache, I wasn't feeling it, I just wanted a lazy day. I have NO idea how this dog knows it's time to walk, it MIGHT be because I change my clothes into different pants, but I don't even have shoes on yet and he knows. Two days in a row now, when I have come down the stairs to put on my shoes before I take him, instead of going to the couch, he goes to the door and he does a whine like "what's taking so long"? We do a minimum of once around the block which is like 1.1 miles, and I hope to be able to build up in the future. Although I'm a little worried about the plate in my leg, I think I stepped wrong a little while ago and now it hurts when I take certain steps. Hoping it is nothing and will go away soon... Sparky needs his walk. :)

Nothing will keep me more accountable then these sweet puppy dog eyes.
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HEATHERFREE 2/12/2013 10:49PM

    Thats sooo great! I feel bad for my pups they get fat in the winter cuz I won't take them out in he ice and snow for walks, but the roads are starting to clear up and we will be back out there!

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GEMINIGEM6 2/10/2013 1:43AM

    What a cutie! Nothing like furbabies to warm the heart! :)

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WIFEALF2 2/9/2013 11:16PM

    glad you have a good walking companionship to heep you company on your walks..they are awesome that way!!!have fun...

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MERRY_XMAS 2/9/2013 1:56PM

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He's adorable! You take care of him and he take cares of you!

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LISAN0415 2/9/2013 12:25AM

    awww, makes me wish I had a dog!

My cats just motivate me to get back into bed...

They look so comfy, and warm and cute, I always just want to crawl back in!

Lisa

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MAGGIEVAN 2/8/2013 11:11PM

    Cute dog and good on you for staying true to your word. I am sure the walk is just as wonderful for you as for him. Keep on keeping on!

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SKINNIESOMEDAY 2/8/2013 7:17PM

    he's adorable and they truly do LOVE to walk !! He'll keep you moving..... How could you disappoint that face ???

too cute of a blog !

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JESSICA_STULTZ 2/8/2013 6:01PM

    Having a dog would definitely be a good motivator. After all, they do need their exercise too! I used to love taking our dog for a walk when I was younger. Now all we have is a chinchilla.. and I don't think walking her would work very well. I hope Sparky pulls you right into Onederland before you even realize it happened. I'm sure you'll be able to walk farther once you've gotten used to walking as much as you are.

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GRACEMCC45 2/8/2013 5:02PM

    Awww he's a sweetie!! What a great companion!

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LRSILVER 2/8/2013 2:19PM

    I love the puppy motivation.. Go sparky!!

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JACOBSBELOVED 2/8/2013 2:14PM

    I love the look in his eyes! He seems like such a sweet boy! I'm glad Sparky is in on this, too, and he makes sure you take him for his walk. Not to mention, how could you say no to that face?

I hope your leg is fine and it was just a minor misstep. :)

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JULIANEASHLEY11 2/8/2013 2:05PM

    Dogs are the best encouragement and make AMAZING workout buddies emoticon

He'll keep you accountable!

Keep up the great progress emoticon

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NIKKICOLE83 2/8/2013 1:26PM

    Sparky is so handsome! Maybe I need a motivator? My fiance has been begging for a dog but I am so worried about the time commitment.

Maybe you should buy a knee brace. Just to stabilize it while you walk.

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BETHIEBOOPS 2/8/2013 10:22AM

    Aww!! He's simply adorable! And it's so sweet that you guys get to bond over your walk- remember to build slow- especially if your injury is flaring up. No one wants to be hurt twice :)

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ATTACKFATCAT 2/8/2013 10:09AM

    Awww, sounds like he's a pretty smart pup. And what a great motivator to get you out and walking even if you don't feel like it!

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CHICAT63 2/8/2013 9:40AM

    emoticon yep they keep us going ! No matter, once you get going you're ok !

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JUDY106 2/8/2013 9:32AM

    How sweet!!! I am so glad you have a friend to walk with.

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PUNKY100 2/8/2013 8:33AM

    Awwwwwwwwww, see this is one reason why I wish I had a dog...they can push you like no human can. :-)

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ADARKARA 2/8/2013 8:01AM

    I think dogs are better at telling time than we are! He's so cute!

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NANNABLACK 2/8/2013 7:27AM

    Sweet dog!

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BOGUSANNIE 2/8/2013 6:53AM

    My dogs will go to the drawer that their leashes and collars are kept and scratch at them and whine.

And they do know routine... They are smart like that!

I thought you gave him the name Sparky.... Now that I know you didn't it makes me 1000% sure he belongs with you!

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