Wednesday, January 16, 2008

It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day

We are enjoying a spell of clear, cold days, so it's time to set the alarm clock and deal with our growing pup's energy level and my growing middle-age middle. Nothing works as well for me as lacing up my jogging shoes and hitting the road, so that's what we did this morning. Besides views like the above (this morning's sunrise near Mt. Jefferson, the valley filled with fog), I know that doing this on a regular basis will have multiple benefits: weight control, increased energy, better health, and improved attitude. I don't know that it will have much effect on Jackson; he was just as playful and ornery after our two mile jaunt as he usually is!
After getting our exercise, we did chores. The sheep do not like the livestock blend feed that I currently have, so rather than running for their feed pans when I open the sheepfold gate, they have taken to moseying around before my big piglet Dinah leads them through the pasture gate. It would be handy to have a dog's help in these situations!
That's it for now at . . .


Windyridge said...

What a cute pic of the pouch!
I can't imagine my sheep ever ambling to their food no matter what it is!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Love that sunrise pic! And the toothy one to :)
I have started walking every day, but today I think I will skip it; too darned cold out there! The wind just cuts through everything!

Sharon said...

We had two German shorthairs when we lived in town and I used to take them on a run up the mountain behind us, where they could run free and as hard as they wanted. I never could see that it did anything to reduce their energy levels, but I felt better about leaving them in our backyard when we were at work.