For the last four years I have been walking Mitzi, Judy and Bruno together, and before Bruno, M&J walked together always on the same route. This year, Mitzi walks at a slow pace, so I have been trying to start a routine to walk her separately. I walk Judy and Bruno at their fast pace, bring them home then take Mitzi out. I let her walk at whatever pace she wants. She starts out fast, I can hardly keep up, for about 10%-20% of the walk, then slows down to a very slow pace for the rest of the walk. Today, I was so scared when she started at her usual fast pace, then suddenly it looked like her front leg gave in and she was immediately on the slow speed, but not limping. She insists on going the whole route at that speed. We pass our house about half way through and I make her stop and ask her if she wants to go home, but she always keeps walking on, doesn't even look at her house. Glad she still has the stammina to walk the whole route (about 3 mi.)
Good for Mitzi. I'm glad she can go that far. Titan, our 10-year-old chocolate, still can go for two walks a day. (Perhaps having Moses pull towards him helps!)
Like Mitzi, Titan starts out very strong and then fades.
Awww, good for Mitzi!
Belle, at nearly 13 years, has definately slowed down.... I am fortunate in that I walk my dogs in my lower pasture off leash, so I can accomdate all speeds. The best is sitting in the middle of the pasture, the old dogs sit with me, the middle aged dogs, go sniff and track scents, the youngsters run wildly around and play with each other....the oldsters stay by me to get groomed and avoid getting body slammed by the rowdy youngsters (which is strictly forbidden).
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Awww, good for Mitzi.
yay for her still going in her golden years! and you get double the exercise!
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