They tell you, after a major medical event, that the three most important things you can do with your life going forward are to take your medicine, eat a healthy diet, and get plenty of exercise.
My exercise consists primarily of taking walks which I do whenever possible with my partner in crime… Miss Daisy. She is my best friend, my hundred pound bunk mate, and my ever – willing exercise partner. I like to call these outings my Daisy Constitutionals… I am always amazed by the random encounters her and I experience on these excursions when all we are trying to do is mind our own business and get a little fresh air and exercise.
As I write this, the temperatures outside hover in the 20s and 30s and the ground is covered with a thin layer of snow and ice. It’s perfectly understandable, living in the Northeast in mid-December, that I should complain about the weather because it’s just what we do up here. What we also do up here is fantasize about an early spring while reminiscing about the good times that were had during the recently departed summer. We also start ...
I am incredibly fortunate that Daisy is such a smart dog. I’m not always very stern and I can be terribly inconsistent when I am trying to train her but she always seems to wait patiently for me to get my act together and focus on what I’m trying to do with her.