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Sparky Won't Let Me Be Lazy! :D

Friday, July 05, 2013

I have had Sparky since the end of January, and somehow I think if I had him a year ago, I'd be at goal right now. emoticon I am off 3-4 days a week and I walk him each day off. When I am at work on the weekends, his Memaw (my mom) or his boyfriend (my brother, technically his uncle but I just called him his boyfriend from the beginning so too late LOL... but Sparky loves him a lot) come over and take him for his walk. So he knows, without fail, that at some point the leash and harness are coming out and he is getting to go for his walk. emoticon

I live across the street from a park with a huge firework display. emoticon I was so worried how Sparky would react, but he did so good. We played and we had fun while the fireworks were going off, and then when it got to the finale he got a little nervous and we snuggled on the couch until it was over. emoticon

He did so good and I was so proud of him, because it was super loud! I had decided we weren't going for a walk, because even though we go at night, we'd have to wait til all the people cleared out and it just wasn't worth it to go that late. As I am sitting on the couch, 11:00 last night, he casually walks over to his leash, that is sitting on top of a box and he sniffs it. I swear it was like he was saying "the leash is still here, what's the problem?!"

That's all it took. Before I knew it I told him we would go for one, a short one, but that he deserved to go. So off we went, a short walk for us is now a mile, which funnily enough I used to struggle to finish. We went almost 2 miles and came back home and he was just so happy! I love my little Sparky, and it's just a huge perk that he will not let me be lazy. I can skimp on other forms of exercise, I can eat poorly, but he makes sure that no matter how well or horrible I am doing, that I at least get in our walks... and for the most part when that is happening, the other parts of the puzzle (eating, exercise etc.) all work together.

I am confident with Sparky around, I'll never be allowed to be lazy, and I'm okay with that! emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DEBADEAU 7/8/2013 8:00PM

    He looks like one cool dude!!

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JESSICA_STULTZ 7/6/2013 6:51PM

    I think Sparky was definitely a good find for you! He will keep you nice and busy.. and help you get your exercise in too!

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HIDDENRUNES 7/6/2013 12:52PM

    Yay! That's why I love my dog too...he will sit in the doorway and just stare at you when it's time for his walk, great motivation.

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KJACOBS1111 7/6/2013 9:00AM

    Sparky friend emoticon

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MARYBETH4884 7/6/2013 6:48AM

    Sparky is just your personal trainer! He knows what you need to do! He's a cutie!

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MKLEINSC 7/6/2013 5:48AM

    Love it! I would love to have a dog, but I don't have anyone around that could help me out with it while I am doing my 12-16 hour shifts on my weekends.

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MERRY_XMAS 7/6/2013 5:25AM

    Thumbs up for your own personal trainer!!!

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WEBEZE 7/6/2013 12:32AM

    WTG Sparky. It is so nice to have a Spark to remind you to keep sparking.
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JACKIE542 7/5/2013 11:52PM

    Sparky is a great fitness buddy. emoticon

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    Ahhhh Yeah you and Sparky!! Loved this blog... You and Sparky just keep on walking! It's such a positive thing for both of you!


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PROJECT_SUSAN 7/5/2013 10:21PM

    The Sparkmeister rules!!! He name suits him very well because he is the SPARK that keeps you moving! emoticon

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GEMINIGEM6 7/5/2013 9:54PM

    Sparky is the bomb diggity! Woot!

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MOTHEPRO 7/5/2013 9:35PM

    Yay for Sparky!

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DIETER27 7/5/2013 8:03PM

  Dogs are great and they always make sure you get in your exercise.

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RUNNING-LIFE 7/5/2013 7:57PM

    Dogs are awesome aren't they? I love the pics you added!

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