A rambling narrative about my life and my passion, dog rescue.
Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Short Track Dogs
Maya, Sparky and Trooper
Several of the older dogs like to go out on hikes, but five miles is really too much for them, especially when we start heading into warmer weather. I'm talking about Trooper, Sparky, Gigi, and even TJ. I'm going to start doing shorter hikes with those dogs on a rotating basis and save the longer excursions for Maya, Theo, and Max. Today I did two, three mile walks. First with Maya, Sparky, and Trooper, and a second one later in the afternoon with Maya, Gigi, and TJ. That gets five dogs walked in a day and the short track dogs won't insist upon going every day. I think if I got them out twice a week they'd be happy. Maybe more often with TJ, who really does like to go. A four mile route would probably be just right for him.
Pushing 60 (how did that happen?); gay, with a very understanding partner (now husband!); Democrat; liberal; Kansas native and a current resident of "real" Virginia.
This is a blog about my life, which largely revolves around a dog rescue operation. My partner and I live on 7 rural acres near Charlottesville, Virginia. We have 5+ large dogs of our own, and we foster large breed dogs for several different rescue organizations: Promises Animal Rescue, (www.promisesanimalrescue.org); Virginia German Shepherd Rescue, (www.shepherdrescue.org); Animal Connections, (www.animalconnections.org), and occasionally for other groups. German Shepherd Dogs and rottweilers are two of our favorites, but we love most large breed dogs and mutts.