We are so excited to be participating in the Walk Your Dog Hop! And for us it is even that much more special. If you have been following us, make sure you do, you will know that we have moved to a different neighborhood. Now instead of being in an urban environment, we have made our way to SUBURBIA!! For the most part the streets are quiet with very little traffic, we are living in front of a school so with drop offs and pickups in the morning afternoon being the hustle and bustle of the day but only in the morning and afternoon for about 20 minutes each.
In the past our walks looked like this:
The sidewalks were small, the cement was cracked and crazy dogs coming out of no where at times. And if you are wondering, Yes, I did carry a can of pepper spray with me. Not only for the Pit Bulls running freely, but also last year I was stalked by a man in a truck, very scary.
But this is our new neighborhood:
The streets are super wide, there aren’t any sidewalks, but that is okay. All the lawns are beautiful and green (yup I carry lots of potty bags) very peaceful and the main roads are a few blocks away. The blocks are big so we will start the littles out slowly, but the big dogs will just love it!
All this just isn’t a new beginning for the dogs and their walks, it is also for me. Yes I know over the summer I was determined to help Trixie start walking more and failed, but to be honest I hated walking where I lived and it was so hard to pack up all the dogs and go for walks. But Earlier this year I had joined Weight Watchers and had great success, 19 weeks of continual weight loss, but I got lost somewhere along the way. So I’ve decided to find my way back to meetings and a healthy life. I am so concerned about keeping my dogs fit and healthy, but I have lost sight of keeping myself healthy. What good is it to keep them so healthy if I am not here to enjoy them?
So here is our plan:
Late Afternoon Walks:
Group 1: Riley, Molly and Chicky – all small but all in great shape, they can move!
Group 2: Katie, Trixie & Ise – all have some sort of physical problem so they will go slow and enjoy the scenery.
Group 3: Sunny, Daisy & Kyra – the ‘big’ dogs. I haven’t yet decided if I am going to take them out with the tricycle or not. I want them to get good work outs, but I’m not ready to start running. I need to get some weight off so I don’t kill my knees running 🙂
My goal is to get everyone in shape and feeling healthy and happy!
This is a blog hop hosted by Paws and Pedals, Gizmo’s Terrier Torrent and BoingyDog! Please hop along and check out the other great posts in the hop!
Francesca Villa says
🙂 That’s great about the weight loss, and that your wanting to being healthy! My mom is on weight watchers, and she says she has been having amazing results too!
Wow I didn’t knew you had so many dogs!!! I’m amazed!
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Shih Tzu Mommy says
Yup… I still haven’t started going back to meetings because of the move… but I love following the plan online too 🙂 We have a bunch of dogs… 4 being Shih Tzus 🙂
Glad you love your new neighborhood. It does look very peaceful. Congrats on your continual weight loss. When I was young I could do the “good food diet” on my own and lose weight. Now that I am older it is such a challenge. I never thought I would consider joining weight watchers but I am warming up to the idea.
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Shih Tzu Mommy says
I do love WW… going to meetings helps me because I am accountable… at least to the scale at the meetings! And it is so easy for me to eat with their new points program, and you can eat anything you want 🙂
PawsandPedals (Kate and Scooter) says
Your new neighbourhood seriously rocks. Looks like you’re going to have loads of fun & plenty of walks. Thanks for joining the Walk your Dog BlogHop & happy FitDogging
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Shih Tzu Mommy says
Thanks!! We are so excited about this!! Such a fun hop 🙂
Andrea (Rocco's House) says
I drive 10+ miles in order to go walking with my dogs somewhere else. Our neighborhood is extremely dangerous, with lots of loose dogs, trash, and even the occasional dead animals. The road is busy, narrow, and without sidewalks. We don’t like walking in our area!
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Shih Tzu Mommy says
I totally understand… safety should always be your #1 priority… I’m so glad you are safe for yourself and your puppies 🙂
Wow, this is great! I’m not in a great neighborhood myself and I can’t wait to move to suburbia! The greatest part is that Kayo scares most of the people in the neighborhood that freak me out! I’m also challenging my own weight – I have severe Candida so losing weight is one of the hardest things to do. As active as I am with Kayo, I never lose weight. It’s SO frustrating! I’m glad you’re in a new place that will make it easier and safer to get out with the dogs! Thank you for joining the hop today! ;0)
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Jan K says
How exciting to be in a new neighborhood with new roads to explore! It’s so easy to get off track with exercise and weight loss, and I think a change like that is a great motivator, and sounds like you’ve got great plans. Wait, how many dogs do you have? I can barely come up with a decent plan for three!
Tenacious Little Terrier says
Your new walking environment sounds much better. I hope you won’t need your pepper spray!
That’s a lot of dogs to walk! Do you walk them all by yourself? And I thought two was bad!
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I’m so happy for you…the hew neighborhood looks lovely with so much green grass and big trees…definitely an upgrade! I think that when you realize how healthy it is for BOTH you and dogs and that one simple walk does so much for you it easier to make the committment
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