Thursday, June 7, 2012

K9Kamp Week 3: Doggone Minute to Win It...

What can you do in a minute...or two, or three, or five? Quite a bit, it turns out. This week's challenge was right up my alley: Use spare minutes to have some fun exercising with your dog.

After doctor appointments and extra trips to see my daughter, son-in-law, and grandson before they moved out of state, I was exhausted. The weather turned cooler, which was great; but the sunshine turned to rain, which aggravated my pain, so those random minutes were about all I could handle. Paige and I made them work for us, though, and in the process, had a lot of fun.
What? You want ME to
get the ball?

Friday, I played "fetch." That's right, "I," not "we." I would throw the ball, Paige would look at it, then look at me as if to say, "Go fetch it yourself." Apparently, she was tired from playing with Colby the day before. I tried several times throughout the day, but the most she could muster was a half-hearted attempt at tug-of-war later in the day.

It's right over there, Mom--
YOU fetch it this time!

Saturday was a different story. At various times throughout the day, we played tug-of-war with her plush rope softball toy, "fetch" with the same toy (and this time shd DID go get it) and incorporated "give" with it, and had a fun game of "keep away."

Sunday, rest.

Monday, Paige couldn't get enough of "Fetch." Finally, I had to sit down and just exercise my throwing arm!

Bathed, trimmed, and
pretty as a picture.

Tuesday, Paige had her first grooming appointment, and behaved very well. They said she loved being scrubbed when she had her bath, enjoyed the blow drying and brushing. The only thing she was a little nervous about was having her nails trimmed, but she allowed them to do it. She came home all soft, fluffy, and pleased with herself. I think she looks great, don't you? Thank you, Pampered Pets, for making Paige feel special!

Paige looks shiny and fluffy, especially
her tail, after a trip to the groomer.

Wednesday, we did some stair work, and Dad took her for two walks. We also played with her balls, again, and got in some recall practice.

Paige lovin' on Daddy
after their walk.

So, what can you do with a few odd minutes here and there? You can bond with your dog, have some fun, get some exercise, maybe lose some weight, and feel good knowing you're doing something good for yourself and your canine companion. 

Only one more week of K9Kamp. If you'd like to get in on the fun, just click on one of the badge links below. Paige and I can't wait to see what the next challenge is! And, if you're doing K9Kamp, leave a comment about how your week went in the comment section below.

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  1. I'm glad this week's challenge worked out well for you and Paige. Now just one more week! I hope you have fun.
    Peggy, Kelly and Brooks

    1. I'll probably use this weeks challenge as our model for exercising once K9Kamp is over. Although we only exercised a few minutes here and there, it actually added up to more than when I try to do more at one time. What are you, Kelly, and Brooks doing for week 4? Hope you have a great week.

  2. It looks like you had a blast this week!

    Nubbin wiggles,

    1. Thanks for stopping by, Oskar. We did have fun! What are you doing for week 4? Hope you have a great week.

  3. Great work! Haha, my babies run to get the ball during fetch and they'll come back sometimes with it but they won't hand it over.
    Whirlwind of Surprises

    1. Paige started out by not bringing me the toy or ball, or would drop it at my feet; but now she's finally getting the hang of putting it into my hands. This is important in her service training. I love those "light bulb" moments when she "gets" it! What are you doing for week 4? Hope you all have a great final week of K9Kamp.