Convertibles are really great because you don’t need a window to feel the wind whipping past your face. Anyway, hello! Sandy and I have just pulled up at the ball court so that we both can stay in shape. See, it’s very, super important to stay fit and healthy when you’re a very good therapy dog for humans, and the ball court is one of my favorite places to work up a pant. (Because we dogs can’t sweat.)
The ball court is great for making your heart very, very much stronger. It takes a lot of energy to grab the ball out of the air when it’s going back and forth between two people. It takes even more energy to escape from them when they want their ball back. I like this game. I call it “Take Ball from the Court and Run Around.”
This is just one of my favorite games to play in order to stay in shape. Sometimes, Sandy takes me to the Grand Thingamabob to practice my agility. It’s super important to be agile when working at retirement facilities and college campuses, because you have to move around a lot of feet and wheels.
What’s great about the Grand Thingamabob is that it lets me exercise my legs and my balance. I go up the stairs, and I go down the slide. I go up the stairs again, and I go down the slide again. I go up the stairs again again, and I go down the slide again again. It’s really a great time for me and for Sandy, who exercises her lungs by yelling, “Wait for your turn, Sophie!” I don’t know why she yelled that. All the kids were very quick to sit down after I pushed through them. What good kids.
A body at rest stays at rest, and a body in motion becomes a very good therapy dog for humans. I stand by that philosophy. Of course, after a few hours of going up the stairs again again again and going down the slide again again again, my body does need a rest. Like I said in my last blog, napping is very important for very good therapy dogs for humans, and for- that squirrel has been staring at me for the last twenty-five minutes, and I think she wants to be my secretary, but she can’t give me her resume because I’m at the spa.
Sandy always makes sure to take me to the doggy spa to freshen up after we exercise. People just don’t really appreciate the fine aromas of what I roll in at the park. I think if they took the time to really breathe it in, they’d see why I love it so much.
Those are just a couple ways that I like to stay in shape to be a very good therapy dog for humans. What do you do to stay in shape? You can tell me by leaving a comment or sending an email to [email protected], which is my email address! Okay, see you next week for more adventures! Now where’s that squirrel?