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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Yogi and Fargo...



You know I am a professional potter and...dog walker, right?
You havn't heard much about sweet little Yogi the puppy lately have you?
WELL Yogi is about 7 months old now (and enormous, this is him kissing me here) and his family had his older brother Fargo visiting this month.  Fargo is about a year older and HOLY SH!T he is huge and strong and full of energy.  They really like each other a lot, and you can see that Yogi is the most immensely calm and well behaved puppy to ever walk the earth.  Fargo is a BIG CLOWN.

The family told me they just go outside and wrestle with each other until they are exhausted.
I did not find that was the case.
I found that Fargo wanted me to be his pal and, well, spread the MUD along with the abundant JOY.
I have walked 4 large dogs at once and figured what would be easiest would be to give up on the backyard wrestling and simply get the leashes on them and hike up the road.
I am like, 125 pounds, a scrawny little person.  Each of them is like, 125 pounds* and STRONG.
But we had awesome walkies...people HONKED as we went down the road.
I think those 2 are enough though, it would be funny to add my own little beagle and walk the 3 of them but....2 is good enough :)
I have a pedometer on at all times.
Yesterday my own dog got her usual 4 walks.  I run at least 2 miles every day.  Yogi and Fargo got 3 walks. AND I walked another client dog that you know, Nook, the fuzzy white dog.
I had over 22,000 steps on the pedometer yesterday...which is ten + miles I think....
*I don't know what they weigh, actually.  A LOT.  Plus they are FUZZY GOLDEN DOODLES and their fur makes them look even bigger....

11 comments:

Shortstuff said...

Oh my gosh they are so cute. I want one! 22,000 steps? Good grief. I need to have your job. I could use the exercise.

Cheri @ Blog This Mom!® said...

So cute! The three of ya.

smartcat said...

Golden Doodles? Poodles and.....? Whatever they are they sure are cute. I would have loved a photo of you and the poochies out walking.

Anonymous said...

I should email you a shot of Big Jimmie our Goldendoodle (that's Standard Poodle and Golden Retriever mix Smartcat). Jimmie weighs 105lbs and is extremely strong. He is a good boy, who loves everyone. I can not hold him when he wants to take off, but he's good on the leash. He loves to play with other dogs and is a great gentle dog with my grandchildren. We adopted him when he was 4 and we have had him two years. They are great dogs, but must be trained, due to their size and fun loving nature. They are usually very smart and pretty easy to train. Jimmie's a gem, enjoy your time with Yogi.
ALBUG

bartster said...

Love how all animals (dogs in our experience) have unique personalities and ways of relating to the world. I wonder what my pedometer would "do" it it hit 22 thou. steps in a day---We hit about 10 when it's not scary winter....about 5000 on a typical day.b

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

What gorgeous fun doggies. I know you speak dog (by now) so I bet you and they had lots to say while walking. Arf, woof!

Michèle Hastings said...

they are the cutest, you have the best jobs!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

THAT IS A LOT OF WALKIES!
I adore the idea of all that muddy fun though.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Dang Gary, you are quite the street walker. Well, you know what I mean. You are in such good health....vegan and walking all the time. We should ALL be like you.
I'm sure those dogs just have big hair. Surely they can't weigh over 124lbs. :)

Lori Buff said...

They are beautiful dogs.

Amy said...

wow, 22,000 steps in a day is A LOT. that's inspiring and amazing. lucky dogs- all that exercise.

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