Wednesday, July 21, 2010

My Exercise Buddy



My Exercise Buddy

Most every morning I get up and take a long walk. Like most folks who exercise (or at least I've heard,)  I enjoy it much more when I have a friend to do it with. Scooby Doo Iobst has volunteered to go with me each morning. He has done this vigorously while wagging his tail and occasionally barking. Scooby and I try new routes a couple of times a week, much to his delight. New smells, new plants to mark, new possible hiding places for bunnies. Scooby has a problem with bunnies. He often wants to cease the exercising in order to chase bunnies and loudly bark at them. I've explained to my buddy that this will not be part of our routine. I've given him the chance to decline the position of exercise buddy. But still, he wakes up ready, wags his tail and eagerly awaits that moment in which I reach for his leash. When we started this process, our walks were ten to fifteen minutes. He informed me that he could go longer, but I declined while panting. Now, after 40 days, we go anywhere from 30 to 40 minutes. Scooby still informs me he can go longer, but I still decline. While panting. :0) I dedicate this blog post to Scooby, my exercise buddy.

6 comments:

denise said...

Scooby is a cutie. He's a licker, but I still think he's a cutie. I bet he will live longer because of the regular exercise--more years to lick everybody in sight. :D

Jan Parrish said...

I wish I could go with you. Oh, wait, yeah that whole morning thing really messes it up.

Robbie Iobst said...

Denise, hopefully he and I will both live longer. :0) You know he fell in love with you when you came over. Sometimes when he sleeps, he snores and the noise he makes kinda sounds like "Dennniiiisssssseeeeeeeeee." :0)

Robbie Iobst said...

Jan, I would walk at midnight, but Scooby and I both couldn't go more than a few steps before falling down to sleep.

cj marley said...

Does he know he needs an orthodontist? Don't tell him. Might hurt his feelings. :o)

Robbie Iobst said...

CJ, :0) Ha! I won't tell him you brought it up but I did broach the subject once with him. He just cocked his head as if to say why? He probably thinks he's perfect and the dogs with "regular" teeth have a problem. :0)