i have to share what i love about my dog murphy. although sweet and loyal, characteristics of most golden retrievers, he loves to walk me. this afternoon, i glanced outside and saw him through our french doors sitting on the porch. i noticed the clear blue skies and quietly thought to myself, i should walk to the lake. i think he was reading my mind. he sprinted into the house and sat next to my running shoes, waiting so patiently for me to put them on. After putting kellen in the stroller, i looked up to see murphy, who will not go on a walk without a ball, any ball, in his mouth. Off we go....we trained him off the leash. I find this bothers a lot of people. but i suggest this is the one time of day he gets to explore and be a DOG. he doesn't bother anyone. he could care less about the other dogs, he just wants to carry his ball and maybe pee on a couple bushes.
he loves the water!kellen enjoyed the outdoors as always.
and the last stretch of the lake i am faced with the guilt of at least doing a few push ups and if i'm feeling extra good, a few MODIFIED pull ups.
this is one happy doggy.
another beautiful sunny day here on the central coast.