Current blog look inspired by, dedicated to, and in memory of Brut. The studded star of the 24 Paws of Love.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Water Walks with Daddy
Come rain, sleet, hail and snow, that's the way our Huskies must go. I have to say, of all my walks with the dogs, today was the best so far. It was pouring rain and I was going to wait until it stopped before taking the dogs for their walks, but I decided to go spontaneously.
Well, by the time Blaze and I finished our walk, I was half soaked. After taking Chance for his walk, I can say I was totally wet, except for my top half that was covered by my raincoat. I still had four more dogs to walk and there was no getting out of being completely drenched before it was all over with.
As I was walking Brut, Zappa, Fiona and Silver, I decided the best way and easiest game plan to deal was the rain was to "act like a dog" and follow their lead. The dogs were really enjoying themselves and so was I as I walked in their "paw steps." It was a blast and I knew before it was all over that I was going to feel great regardless of the downpour. Each dog got their own shower and it is too bad I didn't bring some shampoo! I couldn't have killed two birds with one stone. Maybe next time!
I was really glad I started with the Front Dogs first because that meant Silver was going to go last and she is the easiest one to walk. The last walk was the hardest because let me tell you, my pants and boots where so heavy that my legs felt like lead weights. I imagine the dogs were also carrying around a couple extra pounds of heavy fur as well! When I finally changed into some dry clothes I looked around and I saw all six dogs crashed out with spiky wet fur and content looks on their faces, making our water walk one of the best walks we've had.