It seems like our weekends always end up revolving around the dogs. Is it the same for you?
I think because we have a little more time than we do during the week, we try to make up for not spending as much time with the boys as we would want during the week… so we try to jam as much fun as possible into those two, short days.
Typically we go for longer walks. We take them to the pet supply store. We schedule training classes and activities.
This weekend, because it was our wedding anniversary on Saturday, we went up to Indy. We left the boys with my parents and went out to a nice dinner. It was wonderful to feel like we could take our time and not have to rush home to let Coop out of his crate. In fact, they seem to prefer it at my parents’ house than at our house because my parents have a big yard with lots of stuff for them to explore.
Lucas spent half his Saturday making sure a poor squirrel didn’t come out of a tree.
Cooper, on the other hand, spent his day wagging at my mom and playing chase with her little dog.
We also took Cooper to the Indy Pet Expo, which was a great socialization experience for him. He did well a solid 80% of the time we were there! He even saw the wonderful woman who rescued him a year ago, which was fun.
In the end, we didn’t make it back in town for Cooper’s weekly Click-a-Trick class, which was a bummer, but the boys had a lot of fun with out-of-the-norm experiences and activities.
They came home so tired, in fact, that they’ve pretty much been asleep since we walked back in the door around 3:00 yesterday afternoon – with wake-up breaks to eat, of course.
Looking ahead, next weekend is going to be for the dogs, too! Emmett “reads” at the library; John will probably take Lucas to the dog walking club; Cooper has class on Sunday.
Are your weekends totally packed with dog activities, too? Or are we the only crazy ones who seem to choose playing, walking, and training over people-social activities?
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