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I’m a 4 year old black lab, and I’m a runner. Everyone knows it.
My babysitter know it after she starts screaming when I take off under the fence. My mom knows it when she admonishes, “Make good decisions”, as she lets me off leash at my Aunt’s. And I know it, when 2 seconds after taking off after that squirrel, I’m in a whole new part of town.
My question though… Is Why are Humans So Slow? I bet they wouldn’t get so mad at me when I start to run, if only they could keep up!
So, I ask again…
Why are Humans so slow?
I have 5 theories….
1. Humans only have 2 legs!
I mean seriously! Two?! What do you expect to do on those things?! I don’t even know how you balance upright. Why don’t you just tip over? It’s would be like me trying to balance my foot-long bully stick on its one end. It’s impossible! Not to mention, humans then only have two legs to actually move them forward. They immediately are going to be at least half as slow as us four leggers. Get another set of legs, arm-pit sweaters! No wonder your so slow.
2. Humans are shaped like trees, they have NO aerodynamics
Again, how don’t these humans just tip over all the time. It’s not like those confined ‘paws’ are rooted into the earth. And wind resistance????? Don’t get me started! Low to the ground, head down, like a bullet, that’s me. Humans? Most of them have 5+ straight feet of their body fighting against the wind anytime they try to move forward. I heard these human sprinters shave their arms to remove the wind resistance of their hair? Ha! Try removing the top 3 feet of your body!
3. Humans Have No Motivation to Move Fast
Squirrel? I’m Gone. Rabbit? Goodbye! Other Dog or glimpse of some kind of water deposit I can jump into? SeeYa!!!! Humans though? They lack the drive, the intensity. I saw one jump up out of a chair once when something happened on that flat thing that shows pictures. But I’ve never seen them spot another human, and just sprint full speed at them. Maybe a Cheeseburger? That might work.
4. Humans put these ‘trap’ things on their feet
These are totally making the humans slower. I know. My mom used to put these on my feet in the winter when we lived in Chicago, and the salt burnt my feet when I walked around. Let me tell you, NO ONE can move fast in those things. They are like individual traps, keeping their ‘paws’ hostage and confined. Totally unable to use their ‘paws’ freely, its a wonder they don’t just trip walking down the street!
5. They waste half their energy flapping those two OTHER appendages
You use your legs to run humans. Why MUST you pretend like those “wish they were” legs hanging off your sides are moving you faster as well. They aren’t even touching the ground for dogs sake! Yet you pump them like a pair of legs. I can’t tell you how many times my four legged friends and I laugh when we watch one of you try to ‘run’ past us at the park. “There goes another human, trying to use his useless second set of legs to run on air…” Humans… I mean really.
Anyway, humans probably will never change. They will remain ever so slow. Us dogs, even those cats if I have to point them out, will always be faster.
Just remember though humans… next time your four legged friend runs away from you, and you get upset? It’s not our fault. It’s yours, because you just need to be faster.
2 Physical Ways to Exercise Your Dog Indoors, and 3 Mental Exercises for Dogs.
I live in Wisconsin, which means besides access to the best homemade deer antlers and an endless supply of cheddar dog treats, in the Wintertime here… its cold!
Now I can handle cold, and I love to play in the snow… but when it gets below 15 degrees (or when my mom screams “I can’t take it anymore! I am so sick of the cold!”) we forgo our daily walks and I am in need of a different way to exercise.
Grab my stuff off the counter when my mom isn’t looking? I wish! Nope, but we typically do one of these 5 fun things instead.
Go to Lowes or Home Depot, for a Heated Walk Indoors.
I LOVE this way to exercise your dog! Because I get my walk, even though we aren’t outside. Lowe’s and Home Depot both allow dogs inside. Since they don’t sell food, its something they can allow. Me and my mom typically go and just walk up and down every aisle, I bet we get at least a mile and half in. At least a few times, one of the workers there give me a treat too! They LOVE when I come visit…saying things in those high voices, or calling me over to rub my belly. Now… my mom would warn you to make sure your own dog goes to the bathroom right before you go in… Me? I say “eh”, I say just poop in the floor in there. You know your mom will just clean it up anyway, and for the two time I did it inside, the workers there didn’t seem to care.
Go to Petco or Petsmart, for a Heated Walk Indoors.
This one is great too. While you don’t get the distance you do at the home improvement stores, there are aisles and aisles of great smelling stuff. Did you know that smelling things stimulates dogs’ brains kind of like going to “work” can stimulate yours? And just like “working” can make you tired, getting to smell lots of things is something our brains need, and another way to exercise your dog indoors and stimulate energetic pups like me as well. Plus, at these stores, there are aisles where, if your fast… you can grab a treat from an open bin before your mom or dad can pull your leash and take it away!
Play “Find It”, Hide Treats for Your Pup to Sniff Out
Speaking of sniffing and work, this game is
one I absolutely love! My trainer
suggested it to my mom once and told her to start by holding a treat in her
hand and rolling it gently away form her while she said “Find It”, and I ran
after to eat it! Then she threw it a
little further away while saying “Find It” and finally, she put it behind
something before she said “Find It” and I got to run right to it and eat it
up! Ahhhh I love treats! Now the game has evolved to me sitting in a
stay position while she hides 5-7 treats in the other room, then yells “Find It”
and I come bounding in while she watches me search for them… only occasionally
needing to give me hints when one is particularly hard to find. After a few rounds of this, I am happy to hop
up on the couch and lay down.
The Blessed Raw Bone
Bones. Raw Bones. I’m pretty sure if there is a dog heaven it is filled with raw bones in all shapes and sizes. I love them! My mom gets them from the butcher counter at the local grocery store for about $1.50 each. Just half pound soup bones apparently, but they are a mental exercise for dogs that can keep a pup like me busy for over a half hour. And wow do I love to work on those babies!!! I have a special place I like to eat them. In my bed on the floor in the living room. After I’m done chewing on one, there are pieces of it stuck all over my blanket. It’s perfect for a little something to nibble on later. Oh, and filling a Kong with something and putting it in the freezer is great if you don’t have any more raw bones in the house.
Learn a New Trick or Practicing an Old One
Have you taken your dog to a training session and at the end the trainer said, “Ok everybody, your pups should be nice and tired after this!” That’s because learning a new trick or practicing an old one is hard work. But I love it! I have to concentrate, I have to listen, I have to stand or sit, or move a paw or roll over… but I always have to watch that treat. I never know what will happen next, but I can’t wait to find out! Nothing works are brains more than this mental exercise, and nothing tires us out like learning and working on tricks (or training).
Well that’s it. Actually, there is one more thing that tires out a dog… Writing an article. Going to bed now guys, hoped you enjoyed this one.
Well it’s the beginning of another year, and I always like to take this time to sit back and reflect on how the past year went, how I might tackle the challenges of the coming year, and what I hope to ultimately accomplish in my life…
Wait a minute, no I don’t! I’m a dog!!!! I live in the moment, I go where my heart tells me, I listen to my instincts, I stay positive, I’m friendly and automatically love everyone I meet (except those that give me that “icky” feeling), and I shrug off my mistakes and each passing bad experience because I’m always living in the ‘now’, not the past. And I’m always ready for that next bit of fun or that new person to love in my life… while never missing all the amazing and fun things I am doing and have in my life right now.
I’m not obsessed with always looking ahead to finding (or being) something better, to finally making myself worthy or my life worthwhile… I don’t wait for those things, because I don’t have to… I am worthy, I am successful, and my life is worthwhile… NOW.
Truth is, I don’t need to accomplish more either. I don’t need to “be better”. Well… my mom sometimes tells me I do. But only after I won’t come in from outside after she calls me.
But, frankly, I think I’m pretty great as I am. Not perfect no, I’ll keep trying to listen better, and keep trying to do that sit up and beg trick my mom seems so keen on teaching me. But for me, I love myself as I am. And I know my mom does too. In fact, I’ve even caught her laughing a few times as I race around the yard instead of coming in when she calls. Sliding in the grass, kicking up mud, oh what fun just being outside and getting “crazy” can be. That is, if I don’t constantly worry about what it means I’ll have to do later.
And you know what? I’ve accomplished a lot in my life already. For example: I’ve pooped in Home Depot, I swam in an indoor pool (also of which I pooped in), I’ve lived in three different states in just three years, and I’ve managed to keep the same dog tag on my collar from being lost or destroyed for almost 13 months now!
But it’s not all these amazing things I have done that make me so awesome. Frankly, I think its just because I am always myself. Without fear of rejection, without shame or embarrassment, I operate as my true self everyday, following my heart without fear, leaping more often than I stop to think (that does sometimes get me in trouble, but nothing I can’t get out of) and I try to do everything I do with a purpose of love, but without apology.
And you know what? People seem to love it. Whether I am pooping in the pool or I am nailing my sit up and beg… they seem to love me the same and good things seem to always come my way.
While this may not be a perfect system, it’s one that has given me a pretty good life so far, and one that has kept me happy every single day.
So… what’s this Dog’s New Year’s Resolution this Year?
Just keep doing more of the same… Being myself, following my heart, relishing myself and my life right now, and giving love to everyone around me while not being afraid to show them my belly, in the hopes that they might give me some love too.
There is no wrong way to start the New Year all my two-legged and four-legged friends! This is just one humble dogs approach. Sometimes I wonder if the pressure to be ‘more’, and to accomplish ‘more’, can just leave some of us crushed under the weight of it. So maybe try living life like I do…