Sunday was another great weiner dog walk. About 30 people and their dogs showed up. The dogs seemed rowdier than they have been before – it was like a deafening chorus of weiner dogs who were all singing off-key. They did quiet down as soon as we got moving.
I managed to snap off 250 photos AND have more time to talk to people today. I took a lot of photos before we started and then spent half the walk sprinting to the front of the group, taking photos of the parade of weiner dogs as they passed and then sprinting ahead again. I haven’t run like that for a while and I was reminded how out of shape I am.
My boyfriend walks Chester and Gretel for me when I am taking photos. He always has a bit of trouble walking Gretel though. She has a hard time figuring out where I went.
She won’t keep going if I am behind her and when I am way in front of her she can’t see me and thinks I am behind her. We decided to help solve her dilemma by having me call out to her when I am up ahead so she doesn’t stop walking or zip back and forth looking for me.
Our friends Kool and Swift from Life With Doxies were there and their mama helped me figure out the schedule for the launch of my Couch to Peak (TM) program – a program I created to help get dog owners in get in shape by walking and hiking with their dog. We start out slow, support each other and train for a specific hike. I couldn’t figure out exactly when I wanted to launch it so I was grateful for the help figuring it out.
I talked with some group members interested in a possible dog sitting swap. Now that our roommate (aka. live in dog sitter) is moving out we need to find an alternative when we are vacation. We are going to set up a play date in the next couple of weeks with a couple we just met. We want to give the dogs a chance to mingle with each other without all the chaos. The other one we already know pretty well. We love dog sitting swaps!
There was another photographer at the walk that was going about snapping as many photos as I was very seriously. He didn’t have a dog with him so I wasn’t sure if he was just a random photographer or if he was with the group. It turns out he was a group member who loves photography and has his own Dachshund blog.
Anyway, when I got home and looked at his blog I realized that this was the guy that took the photo of a weiner dog at Lake Louse in Banff National Park, Alberta that I have been obsessing about lately. I am mesmerized by the mountains in the photo (the weiner dog is beautiful too).
That was a weird coincidence because I randomly ran across the photo on Flickr. I guess it really is a small world. I look forward to taking with him more next time.
Ironically, I had to schedule the walk for next month a week later because….we will BE in Lake Louise!