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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Doga, Bike Rides, and Water Aerobics

I was doing my morning stretches and such and Brut was laying on the floor, so I did some yoga-like poses over him.  He actually stayed in place.  Earlier in his life he would have freaked out to be in such a submissive and vulnerable state.  It was different.  I stroked his fur while I hovered and he nibble my neck and arms.  It was relaxing and very interesting for both of us.  When I moved he gently got up and walked away.  It is always such a treat how calm he can be and that we actually can calm each other.  When we can both be such an anxious mess more times than not.

I took a short bike ride today.  By myself.  I've had a bike for a couple of years that has been in need of another pedal for just as long.  I think my husband didn't think I was serious about riding again, but we finally got a pedal and he put it on for me.  I really needed to get away from the house and dogs and do something physical alone.  I'm not in any shape for a long jaunt, but I did several laps up and down the road and through the small trails where we walk the dogs.  It really felt good just to break away for a while.  And when I came back, I didn't even feel guilty for not taking any dogs for a walk.  :)  I'd eventually like to take the non-pulling dogs,  Silver and Fiona, to run with me on these bike rides.  But until I get new brakes, I'm going to enjoy my alone time.  :)

Chance did his water aerobics today.  It was a blast! 
(Click HERE if you can't see video)

The boy just loves water!


Keith Andrea said...

Hi there cute and handsome dog! I watched your video., I wonder are you trying to stop the water or you just want to water the grass..lol
so cute..

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olddog said...

Its amazing the facination that labs have with water.

Linda said...

Sometimes we need a little time just to ourselves. As much as I love having the dogs with me, sometimes I like to go hiking alone.

That really is a sweet encounter with Brut and the yoga poses over him.

Love the video of Chance! LOL

White Dog Blog said...

Sounds like the bike time was restorative...and I love reading of your one-on-one interactions with the beautiful pack!

Declan said...

Maybe the pups could tow you, then you wouldn't have to pedal hehe! Deccy x

FANCY the Red Standard Poodle said...

Hi Y'all,

How y'all doin'? Just stopped by for a visit.

You want to really wear the guys out, fix up a sled with wheels and get the towing ones to pull you around the trails. Then you take the non-pullers running with you when you bike. That way you don't get too worn out and they'll all be worn out. ;)

Hope y'all are havin' a great week!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

jen said...

Sometimes its nice to do things by ourselves! There have only been a few times where I haven't felt guilty for taking the dogs for a walk. I don't know why they must make me feel so guilty!:)