Monday, February 11, 2013
Our new family member joined us on December 10th, Miss Maya! She is a Border Collie & Golden Retriever mix who I knew as a puppy. Now her family has a toddler and just not enough time for walking her. I, on the other hand, really needed to walk more and knew I loved this dog from her puppy days. It's been a fun and challenging time. We walk every day taking three long walks each time. Shortly after we got her, we had 20 inches of snow and the Winter weather has been an interesting mix making walks sometimes challenging. Yet, I find it easier to get out and walk when I am being responsible to another being. It's always been a roller coaster of self care vs. not "having enough time" for self care, but with this sweet girl to see after, the decision is easy, to walk and walk often. I have a happy, loving dog and in this time since December, she has helped me to lose 20 pounds so far. I can't wait for the longer walks warmer weather will bring! It's been my goal to tire this girl out daily. Loving getting to know the neighborhood better, getting fresh air and what little sun there is to be had, and hanging with Maya.