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Sunday, March 23, 2014

I don't use any kind of pedometer to track 10,000 steps a day: don't have a fitbit or a Spark Activity Tracker. Keep thinking I "should" but . . .

What I'd really like is a wagometer.

If Charlie had one attached to his tail, he'd easily clock 10,000 wags a day I'm sure of it.

He's a happy dog and he lets us know it. Even when he's lying down, I can hear his tail thumping against the floor. Slowly. Contentedly.

He's not wagging for exercise, of course. He's wagging to signal his pleasure in being with us. His general contentment. And sometimes (a faster rhythm) moments of extreme enthusiasm and exuberance!

Of course I don't have a tail. So: given that handicap, maybe I should try a Paralympic wagometer?

Because: I do aspire to achieve Charlie's personality!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
FROSTIERACES 6/3/2014 10:46AM

    Cute! I know ..I just love love love my dogs excitement and happiness everyday..rain or shine! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 3/23/2014 10:30PM

    Kahlua is an enthusiastic tail-wagging companion, too. She brings lots of positive energy into this house. She is deeply appreciated, as I know Charley is. I aspire to be that positive and in the moment, too!!

You know, I don't have any kind of fitness tracker either.(Several lost and broken pedometers, a heart rate monitor and a Garmin Forerunner 10, but no FitBit, Spark Activity Tracker, WW ActiveLink.) I've debated a time or two, but I know and you know when we've been active and when we haven't. Good enough I think! -Marsha

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CARRAND 3/23/2014 10:25PM

    Dogs are happy creatures. I have two cats and they wag when they're angry. They purr with pleasure sometimes and that's nice.

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DOGLADY13 3/23/2014 10:10PM

    Dogs are The Best and Charlie sounds like an exceptional pooch.

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ADIOSALL 3/23/2014 8:11PM

    A big shout out to Charlie! Chico, Sarah, and Amy send their love: Ruff, ruff! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 3/23/2014 5:52PM

    Charlie sounds like a total sweetie!

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TRAVELGRRL 3/23/2014 1:51PM

    Pets provide so much unconditional love! We would ALL do well to emulate how they only live in the moment!

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JANTHEBLONDE 3/23/2014 12:13PM

    I hope you and Charlie have a wonderful day!

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CELIAMINER 3/23/2014 11:59AM

What a sweet tribute to your pup! Someday when our schedules are not pure torture for a dog, we will have one again. In the meantime, we get our dog fixes from other people's pooches. Last night we went to a neighbor's birthday party and thoroughly enjoyed the birthday family's golden lab, their two husky "grand-dogs," and a friend's bulldog. Pure doggie delight!

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KALIGIRL 3/23/2014 11:31AM

    emoticon Love it!
No such thing as "should' my emoticon only Living Life Daily and Gratefully!

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    Nothing like the smile of a dog. Whether you believe they smile or their wagging is their smile!

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PHEBESS 3/23/2014 10:46AM

    Love it - a wagometer!

But yes, animals tend to know how to be happier than we humans. Or maybe they're just happier with what they have. At least, well-taken-care-of house pets seem to feel that way.

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_LINDA 3/23/2014 10:45AM

    emoticon Rule!!
If dogs had their way, humans would have at least 20,000 or more steps a day, walk, run, play, walk, run, play with time outs only for eating and sleeping :))
They would of course log twice the mileage on their wagometer!!
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KANOE10 3/23/2014 10:17AM

    Charlie is such a sweetheart. That is too funny about the wagometer. I could use a purrometer for all of my cats. They always wake up no matter when I get up and circulate near me..often purring. They are such happy creatures.

The joy that these animals give us is such a gift of happiness each day. I love the weekends so I can play with my cats.

On a side note..they watch me get steps in and keep me company.

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COCK-ROBIN 3/23/2014 10:03AM

    My dog wagged his whole body! Sometimes, though, he got in a lazy mood and would just thump his tail on the floor while he was laying down.

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/23/2014 9:59AM

    emoticon I wonder how much energy we would expend if we wagged our whole back end, the way the most enthusiastic pups do? Had a visit from my son and the grand-dog yesterday, so I got my canine fix. Boomer has such an expression of "pleased with himself" after a walk, and in this case after chasing my poor cat into hiding! He thinks it is all one big game. The Prisoner was not amused.

But the whole show amused son and I, since no one got hurt, and it shows the "personality" of canine versus feline!

Have a great day, and love to Charlie!

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NANCY- 3/23/2014 9:57AM

    How sweet!
Love how you get inspired!

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