Is there a dog who inspires you? What does this dog inspire you to do or to be? Why do some dogs or breeds love to run so much?
Last night I heard my dad telling my mom about all the people who have asked about me since I haven’t been out running. My dad still goes out running and when these people see him, they ask, “Where’s your dog?” or “Is your dog okay?”
Before I was hurt, one woman who doesn’t even have a dog said to my dad, “Watching Joey run with such abandon and having so much fun is such an inspiration to me.” She told him that seeing me run makes her want to walk everyday. Wow. Even though running is my nature, since I’m a Labrador Retriever, I know that my dad inspires me to run. We’ve been running together since I was a puppy. When I see him put on his running shoes, even when it’s 5 a.m., or snowing outside, I immediately get excited and start whacking my tail on the floor to express my happiness, and make my way over to my lead. I’m wide awake and rearing to go. Except that these days, he’ll say “No, Joey. Not this time.”
The only thing is that my dad doesn’t like about running with me is when I stop suddenly to take a pee, or to smell the scent of a female that has been around. Other than that, we make a great duo.
Today, when my dad saw all the energy I had, he asked my mom when I get my next set of x-rays taken. He’s anxious to run with me because we both like to run long distances. On a good day we will run for 45 minutes to one hour. On a short day we will run for 20 minutes. He misses running with his running partner, and I miss running with mine!