Hello dog lovers! My name is Melissa and I am new to the group. I joined because I have a Border Collie named Bella that is a year old that quite frankly is the love of my life. We are partners in crime, and I wanted to join a group with people that can appreciate not only dogs, but their pets, too!
I grew up with a Border Collie and always told myself that when I could get one of my own, it would be the same breed. And I am happy I did so!
When I've had a long day at work, I always know I have that little face waiting for me ready to play (or show me the holes she dug from having to wait for me). Now before I sound anymore obsessed than I already do, I want to share the main reason I am joining this group:
When I first got Bella I took her for walks, went to obedience classes, etc. I felt like a wonderful owner that spoiled her little friend. However, now that I have a new job that limits my time, Bella has not had as much adventure as I would like her to be enjoying. It also doesn't help that she is a puller on the leash, and after obedience class and many, MANY walks, she still hasn't broken the habit and I sit there patiently waiting for some slack on the leash.
So why am I rambling on about this? Because this is where your help comes! I need dog inspiration not only for me, but for my little friend. I'm on this site to be in shape and feel my healthiest, but I have noticed I am not doing the same for my dog which isn't fair. So I hope to gain any useful ideas and suggestions to help!
I look forward to what this group has to offer, especially the support as I stop making excuses and grab the leash each night to make Bella one healthier, happier dog! :)
Edited by: ROXYGR1765 at: 10/1/2012 (16:48)
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