The Weekly Walk: Keep On Walking

The Weekly Walk

Article of the Week: National Walk Your Dog Week

LSFounded in 2010 by pet lifestyle expert and animal behaviorist Colleen Paige, National Walk Your Dog Week is an effort to raise awareness about dog behavioral issues and obesity. Paige advocates regularly exercising your dog, saying, “Dogs run away from home because they’re kept sequestered all day long in a crate or a small yard, which only exacerbates a dog’s destructive, aggressive or anxious tendencies. This, coupled with too much fatty food, leads to obesity.” She adds, “October is a beautiful time of year everywhere to get outside. Walking your dog on a daily basis not only increases the endorphins in both human and canine brains {happy chemicals} but it improves the bond between the two.” The main website for the event includes more information about the week’s history, and offers ideas about activities you can host in your area. National Walk Your Dog Week is sponsored by Animal Miracle Foundation and runs from October 1st through the 7th, giving you a few days to step outside with your pups and promote a healthy lifestyle. Woof!

Joke of the Week

Q: Why was the mouse afraid of the water?

A: Catfish

Treat of the Week

If your dog enjoys the taste of fish, try this recipe for salmon dog treats.

Anagram of the Week

Solve the anagram “Bird Vole.”

Hint: tweeting heart.

Highlight the space after the colon for the answer: Lovebird  

Photo of the Week

 

Epitome of adorbs.

Video of the Week

Summer is over, but thanks to the magic of the Internet, you can still watch dogs have fun in water outside as well as inside.

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Let us know how National Walk Your Dog Week went for you by barking below, on Twitter, or Facebook. Woof!

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The Weekly Walk: The Best Route

The Weekly WalkArticle of the Week: Google Woof

Using Street View on Google Maps has revealed several surprises to viewers. Medieval sword fighting, scuba divers with pitchforks, and even Waldo have popped up on the map. Many of the images have been staged by people who knew the Google car and its numerous cameras would be passing through their area, but there have been a handful of photos captured and noticed by serendipity. Enter Patrick Pittenger and Sonya.

Patrick developed a relationship with Sonya, a stray dog, by feeding her whenever he happened to see the pup. One day while using Street View, he noticed Sonya photographed on the sidewalk. He wondered if she lived near there and decided to call the rescue shelter Hope for Paws, to see about finding the dog. Shortly after, a rescuer went  to the location and spotted Sonya. Following a short chase and some bribery with food, the rescuer was able to get Sonya in his vehicle and drive her to the shelter, where she was groomed and cared for on her way to a better home.

You can read more of the story here and watch a video of the actual rescue. Big Woof to Patrick Pittenger, Sonya, and Hope for Paws.

Joke of the Week

Q: What do you get from a bad-tempered shark?

A: As far away as possible.

Treat of the Week

Give your pooch an extra helping of love with homemade dog treats. Consider trying this Salmon Delites recipe.

Anagram of the Week

Daily Anagram

Solve the anagram “Nigh Owl.”

Hint: Full moon. One word.

Highlight the space after the colon for the answer: Howling 

Photo of the Week

Simply a beautiful photo of a beautiful dog and a beautiful season.

Video of the Week

A husky playing in leaves. As if you needed another reason to love fall.

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We hope you enjoyed walking with us today. Thoughts, recommendations, comments? Bark below, on Twitter, or Facebook. Woof!

The Weekly Walk: The Strongest Bonds

The Weekly WalkArticle of the Week: A Boy and a Dog

USA Today posted an article about a boy and a dog, Creed and Casper. Creed was born with debilitating illnesses that kept him hospitalized for most of his life. Even though many people dislike staying in a hospital overnight, Creed had little choice as to where he would spend the majority of his time, so he made the best of it, a task that became easier once Casper was introduced to the hospital as a therapy dog, and the pair began a loving friendship.

We do not want to give away too much information here. You should watch the video that accompanies the USA Today article. It tells Creed and Casper’s sad but ultimately inspirational story about discovering bonds with other living beings worth fighting for in your life. Click here to watch the video and read the article. Woof, Creed and Casper.

Joke of the Week

Q: Why are giraffes slow to apologize?

A: It takes them a long time to swallow their pride.

Treat of the Week

Make your pup’s mouth water with this recipe for oatmeal crunchies.

Anagram of the Week

Solve the anagram “Appointed To.”

Hint: Animal rescue.

Highlight the space after the colon for the answer: Pet Adoption 

Photo of the Week

Summer isn’t over. Hurry and roll in the grass with your pups before winter comes!

Video of the Week

An elephant and a dog meet. What happens next? Friendship.

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