Wednesday, April 27, 2016

In Good Hands Dog Walking Roommate

It is comforting to know that while I am at work my dog Valentino is in good hands. He may even be out of his crate dog walking the neighborhood without me!

My Roommate and My Dog Valentino
Eric and Vale dog walking along the train tracks.

One evening while working I received this text message around 7:30 p.m. from my roommate Eric: "Everything OK? Want me to let Vale out?" A little while later a picture of Eric and Valentino arrived on my phone.

Of course, I did not see the message and picture until I was off work and on my way home. I work at Bob Evans as a kitchen prep cook. (And yes, I love my job!) Flexible scheduling often has me working different shifts each day. This can be confusing to friends as to when I will be home and/or available by phone.

In this case, Eric thought I worked the 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. day shift and was possibly working much later than planned. Arriving home that evening, Eric was concerned that Vale (as Eric calls Valentino) had been in his crate far too long and needed a walk--so off they went!

When at work my cell phone is locked in my locker. If anyone calls or texts me a message I do not see it until my work day is done.

Every now and then I get a call I wish I had not missed the moment it came through my phone. This was one of those calls. Nonetheless, I smiled when I did see it and still do now, knowing that my dog is in good hands with our roommate Eric when I am not around.

Is your dog in good hands with a roommate, family member, or friend when you are at work?

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

On the Right Track Naturally

Each day of dog walking through life with my hound dog Valentino proves to be a learning experience for the both of us. My dog and I are now on a stay healthy adventure together.

Stay On Track With Your Dog
My dog Valentino and I are on the right track, naturally!

We are hoping to stay on the right track by eating healthier. Of course, as I add more healthy foods to my own meals I will also adhere to the plan to "Feed Your Best Friend Better" by whipping up more nutritious meals and dog treats for Valentino.

How do you stay on track with your dog for better health?

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Take Time to Smell Red Tulip Flowers

My hound dog Valentino takes time to smell the flowers -- no matter the days of the week, no matter the weather.

On this particular dog walking day we were drenched in a cool Spring rain. The bright red tulips reached high for the sun but found none. While the flowers stayed closed up pretty tight, my dog and I chose to continue our walk through the neighborhood -- creating a bit o' sunshine of our own with a tidbit of help from nature.

We customized our rainy day tulips to help us over the Hump of Wednesday...

My Dog Valentino Takes Time to Smell Red Tulip Flowers
My Dog Valentino Takes Time to Smell the Red Tulip Flowers

The same red tulips are available on our blank postcard... 
Take Time to Smell the Red Tulips Postcard
Take Time to Smell the Red Tulips Postcard by dogpawsitivetidbits
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You are welcome to add a text message of your own to customize the Take Time to Smell the Red Tulips Postcard for your recipients!

What would your personalized message on the red tulip postcard be?

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

Paws for Serenity on Saturday

My dog Valentino rested his weary dog walking paws for a moment of serenity nearing the end of our dog walking today.

Valentino and I are fortunate to live just a few doors down from artist Robert Warren's Art Loft and Gallery. And yes, we have met the man, seeing and chatting with him often along our way.

PAWS for a moment of SERENITY on SATURDAY
My dog Valentino pauses for a moment of serenity on Saturday

On many of our dog days of the week we rest for a moment on the art loft grounds, taking in the Zen moments held in these serenity rocks. With Warren's guidance, you, too, can paint a picture of serenity. Interact with the artist on Facebook and take a look inside Robert Warren's Guide to Painting Water Scenes on Amazon.

If you (and your dogs) were to pause for a moment of serenity on Saturday, what would your painted picture look like?

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Friday, April 1, 2016

TGIFriday Dog Day of the Week

Friendly Frisky, Fun and TGIFriday
What began as a usual mid-afternoon dog walk around the neighborhood today turned itself into a great way to say, "TGIFriday!"

The day was a beauty with a warm sunny sky and a gentle spring breeze so my dog Valentino and I took full advantage on our walk. As we ended a long walk via the alleyway we saw a friend working on his motorcycle with his dog alongside him. Naturally, Valentino wanted to drag me over to say hello.

Fun dogs Valentino and Penny
Friendly dogs Valentino and PennyWe then invited ourselves into the fenced yard so Valentino could play with Penny off-leash for a bit.
Frisky dogs Penny and Valentino
Valentino had a great time and the two dogs got along just fine -- in the friendly, frisky, and fun way that dogs do.

With today being my first day off after six days from work, my plans were to stay close to home and spend it with my dog Valentino. This dog has spent more than a tidbit of time home alone this week and I am trying to make that easier on him with a lot of extra dog walks, visits to the dog park, and special dog treats.

All in all, it has been a fabulous Friday for both me and Valentino. How did you say TGIFriday?

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