Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Shame, shame, shame

The lovely blog host of Rescued Insanity has put me to shame. While I sit here bemoaning the fact that it's all of 38 degrees outside in the morning, she puts up a perfectly guilt-inducing piece about how she rises pre-dawn to take her beloved dog Shiva out for a walk before heading to work. Shiva has a reflective jacket that she wears for protection that outshines your average road crew. Oh --- and there's snow on the ground.

While I wouldn't go so far as to call it a resolution, one of my desires for the new year is to get out more with the Doodlebug for morning walkies before heading to work, like we used to do a year ago. Of course, I have conveniently managed to use the cold and dark as an excuse to keep my ample behind in the house --- you know, where the coffee is. Surely my new-found desire to walk can hold until there's a little light in the sky, right?

Maybe not. Seeing someone else (literally) go the extra mile makes me think that I'd best get it into gear, lest I be discovered for the wastrel I've become.

Next week looks pretty good...if the weather holds and all.

P.S. Still getting to the video. May have to wait for the weekend to get going for real. I've got a phone that makes Quick Time video that I want to play with on a PC and, as near as I can tell, no compatible editing software. Should be fun :)


Marg said...

I know what you mean. It is hard to go outside when it is pitch dark. I should go feed my donkeys earlier but I just don't feel like going out in the cold and dark. It won't be too long before it will start getting light in the mornings. Have a really nice day.

Kristine said...

Awww, don't feel guilty! I certainly didn't mean to shame anyone. What you don't know is that my mutt is insane, truly. If I didn't walk her at least two hours a day, on top of all our play and training sessions, she would keep me up all night. Also, we don't have a fenced backyard so I am unable to let her loose outside in the morning to do her thing. When we decided to get a dog with our unfenced yard - and no way to change this situation - I knew I would need to walk her as much as possible.

Judging by this lovely photo of your gorgeous puppy, this is not a problem of yours. Let me tell you, as soon as we are able to move to a bigger house with a fence, I am getting a second dog and then I am pretty sure our pre dawn walks are going to turn into pre dawn chucking the dogs outside to let them tire themselves out. :-P

Vicky said...

Don't worry, Kristine, my guilt is my own for not being more motivated. Today's wicked cold fog isn't helping, either. But you're right in that my yard is both fenced and large and has a couple of strays/ferals who wander through and provide some additional cardio for the pup. But that's helping my wide behind, so back on the street we go, just as soon as I can stand it.

Marg, thanks much for stopping by and saying hello! You're right --- pretty soon it will be lighter in the morning, for which I shall be most grateful :)

jen said...

I feel the same way.
Every day:)

Trixie, Lily, and Sammy-Joe said...

Don't feel bad. Our Mama hates to takes us out in the cold! It is even harder when it is dark outside! In the spring when it is warm and sunny, it will be easier, right?

Vicky said...

It feels better knowing I'm not the only one in the boat :)


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