A Day in the Life of Scout
Alright so instead of having you follow along with a day in the life of myself, I thought it would be more fun to do a blog about the day in the life of Scout (or any dog that I’ve ever lived with for that matter)…..So here it goes……by the way, I chose last Saturday to follow him around because it just seemed to be a full day for him…..
To begin his day, Scout usually has most of the bed for himself…..I usually get up first and then a few minutes later or more he’ll wake up and join the living!
This past Saturday of course we had to get ready for a race,- WAIT a second, we weren’t actually racing it (reason being I still have my plantar fasciitis) Sorry Scout!
So after getting ready, dressed let Sandy and Candycane out to go to the bathroom, etc., we get in the truck and head on out to the race sight. Ok, I set out to walk the 5k, but Scout had different aspirations, We set out to join our fellow GLIRC (Greater Long Island Running Club) member Bill Benson- Bill Benson is a 96 year old runner, and by the way you can read about him in Runners World magazine for being the oldest finisher to date in the Fifth Ave Mile! Check it out: http://www.runnersworld.com/newswire/96-year-old-becomes-oldest-finisher-of-the-2015-fifth-avenue-mile?cid=soc_Runner%27s%20World%20-%20RunnersWorld_FBPAGE_Runner’s%20World__News_Races But unfortunately earlier this week he had hurt his leg somehow and was unable to make it to the race, we do want to send our prayers for a speedy recovery to Bill!
Last year, when we ran the Running of the Bull 5k (the race we set out to walk this year), I believe Bill came close to or broke the record for his age group- WAIT, is there anyone in his age group?!?!?!? I think if anyone else is still around they’re barely walking! GO Bill!
While on the course Scout ended up doing his blog for “I’ve Just Been Scouted!” and yes, he scouted a new canine friend named “Kylie”…..she was a beautiful dog, who if she ever needs a home or at least somewhere to stay while her family goes on vacation or away for business, she has somewhere to stay- I will be a great companion for the time- or if she wants to come and play with me.
Once we were done with the walk/ run, ok- yes, I said walk/run, Scout had to search out some treats (as this race always has some great goodies afterwards!)…..You can see Pam holding a one of the bagels that I Scouted out and just had her hold onto as I had my fill just before! By the way, Pam saw they had heros and more but avoided the table to not have me jumping up and steal all the goodies! Because I do like to steal them, heck I jumped up and tried to get people’s bagels out of their hands there and other places! I did steal Vic Rossi’s bagel at the finish line….fortunately they were free to the runners so Pam didn’t feel that bad! Hehehehehehehehe….I love me some bagels! To bad the homeless aren’t easy to find here in Smithtown, at least on leash- and Pam doesn’t let me off leash….but I know I can find one! Who wants me to try to find one someday?!?!??!
Photo taken by Rick Secor and Debbie
We were soon in the truck again to venture out on the next adventure of the day! We soon headed over to one of our favorite places to hang out at Blydenburgh County Park…….and did a quick photo shoot for this blog and others to come……This was Skyler’s favorite spot in the entire park……or and Sandy’s and Candycanes’s too!
Isn’t it beautiful?!?!?!? It’s such a lush and peacefully place, and usually we can be alone in the park for hours, but today we had a few other park go’ers because it was such a great day!
Once we got our fill of the event there, we ended up going home and writing our blogs up….Scout likes to slobber up my keyboard so he tells me what to type and I type it!Scout also got some training time into his day, out and about and at home……you can see him sitting patiently watching a dog below and being quiet as they pass by- and for a hound dog, this is a difficult task to do! Also Scout got to sniff other dogs while at the park.
We came home so Pam could rest her foot, and Scout and his pack would have a bite to eat. This even includes Pam!
When we got home Scout helped Pam stretch her foot and ice it, then rest it so that she could walk the next day!……He did feel bad that Pam’s foot was hurting her once again……So he helped her stretch out, ice it, and REST! Key is resting the rest of the day!
Just a note, all my past dogs, to include Candy- Sammy- Kelso- and Skyler, as well as present dogs, Sandy and Candycane live and lived very similar lives. I use Scout as an example today because he is the youngest and most able to get around! Scout definitely learned to take care of Pam like this from his late great girlfriend Skyler, and his pals Sandy and Candycane (who also took care of her today!)
Skyler and Myself
Sandy who is the best therapy dog ever!
Ok so that is a day in Scout’s life……he just loves to run…..all my dogs love to run, heck- DOGS WERE BORN TO RUN AND BE FREE TO BE well A DOG!
We hope you enjoyed coming along with Scout and myself during the day on Saturday and hope we can bring you along on other days!
Scout is sleeping now,
So have a great tail waggin’ day, or night,
Pam and Scout