Thursday, November 12, 2009

My babies...

Ok...time to post about something positive. My babies!!

Now, I'm not the mother of a human child yet. But I am the proud pet mommy of two wonderful animals, a weimaraner-lab mix puppy and a little black kitten. My puppy is about 8-months old and his name is Bentley. Doozer is the name of my kitten and we're not sure about her age. She was given to us by a friend because her parents had abandoned her under their front porch. They told us she was only 2-3 weeks old, but the vet told us she was about 2 months. I'm not sure who to believe. According to the vet, she'd be about 6-7 months old now.

They are really great friends...sometimes. They'll cuddle together when they're napping. But most of the time they chase each other around the house and chew on eachother's ears. I'm so thankful for both of them. They keep me company when my husband is gone to football games and wrestling meets.

Bentley is also my training partner. We're doing the Couch to 5K program together. He has so much energy that a mile walk and an hour at the dog park doesn't get it all out of him! So far, he loves running and forces me to keep up. Too bad it's getting colder outside and he won't be able to run with me for too much longer.

Does anyone have any advice on running with your dog in cold weather? It's probably not a good idea seeing as he's still a puppy.


  1. Aww, very cute pets. I have no advice on running with Bentley... my dog is a pain to run with.

  2. OMG - they are adorable and so cute how the cuddle with each other. I love animals!

    This month's Runner's World magazine started something called "The Dog Run" and it features tips, etc for running with your dog. This month's had nothing to say about running with them in the cold but it does say they get hot faster than humans so maybe running in the cooler weather is a good thing? ? ? ? ? ? I do know my friend has enjoyed the hands free leash when she runs with her dog.

    I wish I could give better advice but my dogs are too little to run with me. About 1/2 mile in and they are dead.