April 25, 2013

Running with Paddy

Every once in a while, I'll grab the dog to bring along on a training run.  She usually will join me for a mile or two and I'll drop her off at the house and head off for a few more miles.  As we were out tonight, I started wondering what she thinks about on a run. 

So when she's not doing this...

Or this...

She's a crazy and rambunctious puppy running around the neighborhood with me!

Here's what I envision goes through her brain on a run...

"Mama, this is so fun, thank you, thank you."

"Let's go fast!"

"Faster, faster!"

"Why is that little dog barking at me?"

"Why are all the neighbors looking at me?  Is it because I'm so pretty?"

"SQUIRREL!"

"Mama, why are the mean doggies always out?  Why can't all doggies be nice and friendly like me?"
"I'm thirsty"

"SQUIRREL!"

"Mama, why are we walking now?"

"I'm tired. Why are we going so fast?"

"SQUIRREL!"

"Oh goodie, there's the house."

Do you take your dog out running with you?
{Christine}

13 comments:

  1. This was adorable! I often wonder what dogs are thinking as well :) My parents' little Yorkie would never make it 200 feet to run with me, so I need to find a different dog to run with. Hmmm... :)

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  2. I think you nailed it! :-) I have a Golden Retriever, with living in Florida the pavement is to hot for her feet most of the time but when I do laps around the yard she comes. She stays with me for about 2 to 3 laps, like we are on a mission to find something then she goes into crisscross mode in front of me. I think she gets board and wants to play. It's Fun! She gets to Nap when were Done!!

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  3. i would take my dog but he is a pug so he cant keep up real well with his inability to breathe. your dog is very cute and i enjoyed this post!

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  4. Ha! This post totally made my morning! Too funny! I wish I could take Madison for a run with me, but her little legs can only run for so long (that and being a hound she has to sniff EVERYTHING we go by!). Oh and PS - Madison is totally that little dog barking at all the bigger dogs...sorry : )

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  5. She is so adorable! Love this post :)

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  6. Love it! My sweet puppy comes along with me too!

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  7. Hahahaha! This is so my Calypso, aka the Wonder Mutt. She is a great running partner though as she has helped me drop my mile time by a whole minute! However, she can slam those puppy brakes on faster than a blink when she spies a squirrel, bird, lizard, piece of paper, another dog, a bottle, a person, a bike, a gust of wind, a change in the temperature.....get the picture???

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  8. "SQUIRREL!" Love it!! I had an Old English Sheep Dog when I was growing up. He was the best dog ever! I miss my Joe.

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  9. Cute...Cute..post Christine! You certainly have a Adorable Running Buddy! :c)
    Your post made me smile as you captured just what Doggies Must Think!

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  10. I love this and am pretty sure very similar thoughts run through madalynns head while running! Too cute!

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  11. While it would be nice, we have pugs, and the greatest aspiration of 99.8% of pugs is to spend their days emulating bearskin rugs, so... not usually. Our youngest is a bit of an anomaly and he does enjoy a little bit of a sprint from time to time, but due to his smushed face, the humid Florida weather, and the fact that he feels compelled to mark every hydrant/telephone pole/blade of grass on our journey, he doesn't normally get to join either one of us during training.

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  12. I'm wondering if Danielle above has a daschund. Madison sounds like my Oscar to a T!!! I usually take him for a walk to warm up, pass by the house to stretch & drop him off before I run. Seems to work for us! I tried to take him once and we made it .75 mi before he put the brakes on. I know he was thinking "Mama, what is the emergency?!?"

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  13. Love it!! My 8 month goldendoodle is a bed hog and lays like a lady just like Paddy! I'm working on getting her ready for runs with me we can do one block (.25 miles) at a time.

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