Rex: Woof – I love going outside and playing fetch with my Mom!
CJ: That’s great, Rex! Exercise is really important for controlling our weight, keeping us happy, and reducing any digestive issues. It also keeps us fit and healthy.
Rex: When I see my Mom pull out my leash, I get so excited, I can barely control myself! And I can tell she enjoys the walk too! We’re a good team when it comes to our walks; we always seem to keep the same pace and then guzzle water when we get back home – woof! – Mom doesn’t drink out of a bowl though because I’m special.
CJ: That’s so fun! I always know my Dad is ready for a walk when he puts on my favorite sneakers of his – woof! I love that it strengthens the bond between us and leads to a stronger, more trusting relationship.
Rex: That it does, CJ – it’s great! Woof!
CJ: Yeah, it is – and another thing that’s great is Bulverde Animal Hospital; they always have helpful ideas for keeping us in shape! Woof, woof - what’s your favorite type of exercise?
Rex: Woof, yeah! I love walking, hiking, Frisbee, ball throwing, and swimming!
CJ: Those are all great forms of exercise! We need to take part in some form of daily physical activity, so that’s great you love exercising – woof – Exercise tones the muscles, helps our body and metabolic system to function properly, and engages the mind!
Rex: Without exercise I get bored and end up chewing on shoes and furniture, or getting into the trash. Woof.
CJ: I’d never chew my Dad’s sneakers! I do agree that boredom sets in though and I wonder what I can do to get out my energy. Good thing we both have such fun parents to keep us active!
Rex: You’re right, CJ – now I have to go bother my Mom to take me for a walk. All this talk of exercise is making me energized! Woof!
CJ: Sounds good to me, Rex. Woof, woof - Enjoy!