Anchorage’s 18th annual Friends of Pets Dog Jog took place yesterday. And while Pongo is not quite ready to participate in the Dog Jog, I truly believe some day I will be running the trails with my sweet Cattle Dog pal by my side.
To get in some exercise before Steve and I stuffed ourselves at Kincaid Grill, an early anniversary celebration in case Steve is out of town on our true anniversary date: August 1st, Pongo and I decided to do our own Dog Jog yesterday…Pongo style.
…while I patiently wait for Mama to turn on the treadmill.
Exercising outside when it’s 7 below zero is not really my cup of tea. I’ll do it if I have to but I’d prefer not to. Pongo and I went for a 40 minute walk today. And while it was a brisk walk in attempt to stay warm, I don’t really call that a workout. So, I hopped on the treadmill this afternoon. In the past, we’ve tried to get Pongo to walk on the treadmill by himself but in order for him to walk on it, you have to be walking on it with treats. I wasn’t too worried about him getting his exercise today as we walked this morning and played frisbee out in the yard a couple of different times. But when he decided to jump on the treadmill with me, I took advantage.
(I apologize for the poor video quality but walking, while videoing and feeding treats to Pongo was a task in itself!)