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