"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Tuesday, June 05, 2012


A couple weekends ago when it was 90 degrees, I tried to run outside and made it 1 mile and had to turn back due to almost dying of heat exhaustion. So I decided to take the dog out to the water.

My Mr. Magoo has a short nose, and he overheats very easily. But he also gives me the stink-eye from the front door when he doesn't go out on a walk, or trip to the dog park.

So, I took him to the beautiful park metro park I am lucky enough to live near by, where I do my running, to see if he liked water...here was our destination.

Magoo decided that he did like the water after our mile hike to the water, and made himself at home. He loved it!

And he wanted to venture out further. It felt good for me to wade in the water also, but I kept losing my sandals in the sand, and having to chase them down the "river" while screaming "my saaaandals!"

Mr. Magoo has a majestic curly Q tail that he mostly drags on the ground when we are in public. It's like a broom. After swimming, and dragging that tail along the sandy trail back to the car, you can imagine I had the biggest mess to clean out of my tub after his bath. He gathered every stick, leaf, and sandy bit along the way!

I have not yet decided if it's 100% lame that the majority of my free time is spent at the gym (which I do have a gym buddy...), running, or going places with my dog.

I'm hoping that at least leaving my house on a regular basis will keep me from spinsterhood.


Little Missy Me said...

AWWW, your dog is so cute! I wish I had a dog, alas, so not responsible enough for one. Nice that you have a good looking waterfall near your place.
And yes, you should definitely come to Australia. Sure, the money thing is an issue (Australia is STUPIDLY expensive) but the scenery is totally worth it.

Fizzgig said...

little missy:
for sure, dogs are a huge undertaking! Once you have one you are in "the havbit" I've been with a dog the last 18 years so I'm use to it... and yes...i will one day visit! I have wanted to to there since I was so younng, it started with koalas, and escalated to the amazing beaches, and beautiful terrain for backpacking!!!

Teena in Toronto said...

I'd love to be playing in the water with him :)