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.