Mesa is one unhappy camper. Not only does she normally hate it when I
taper, but I’ve been in taper mode for the 2 weeks before Chicago and
the 3 weeks between Chicago and NYC.
|Don’t let her cuteness fool you… when she is not run, she gets crazy eyes.
To sum up how much energy she has when she isn’t run: I decided to send her outside because she was acting crazy when visitors were over. I was hoping she’d find a bird, squirrel, or stick to occupy her. I opened the glass door and was just about to slide the screen door open… when… you guessed it, she charged as fast as she could into the screen. The company I had over burst out laughing. I hit my head with palm. Try to visualize this scene in your head… it actually is quite funny. Except now we have a broken screen.
Her favorite thing to do during my taper is to find
something “interesting” to roll around in. Seriously. Not sure if it’s
to punish me or that’s her form of entertainment in lieu of running…
whatever her motivations, it is NOT cool. NOT COOL AT ALL, MESA.
|Beautiful! Nate is excited because it will be her “hunting collar” as well as “taper collar” 🙂
|Mesa with the new collar! Can you tell she needs to RUN? 🙂 See her eyes. I thought she’d be cuter in pink, but Nate insisted on hunting-orange. Anyone with me?
Mesa, roll in whatever you want. It’s easy to give you a bath. Not so easy to wash the stink out of your collar… ’til now! 🙂
|After a run w/ our Stunt Runner! *Love*
Truly, I don’t want to make this into a “you should buy this” type of blog, but if you either have a dog and are running with a regular leash (ug, tired arms) or know someone who is, this would make an awesome gift. Seriously, awesome. I absolutely love it, and I don’t say that lightly. The leashes last forever and are USA made. Ari, do you have one yet for Gussie? Sara C for Winston? 🙂
|You can see how much more reflective this is vs. the normal version. I am all about safety!
Our other favorites:
|The “Stink-Free” collar (as we call it) – also a great hunting option as it’s “indestructible” (via their website), waterproof, and smell proof. Win.
|Yes, I have a dog that wears booties in the winter. Never thought I’d be that person. But Mesa really is happier when wearing them while running through snow and ice (can’t blame her). Plus, the dancing in them prior to running in them is quite comical!!
|Probably excessive, but I LOVE this! If you’re running a lot at night, this reflective vest is super nice. Mesa and I are SO noticeable now!
LOAD UP – early Christmas shopping! And special for readers of my blog, Stunt Puppy is offering you 20% off the entire order using the code “MESAMILES“!!! Yes, I specifically requested this from them, for YOU! You are welcome. And no, I don’t get anything from your purchase… so truly just doing this just because :).
Let me know if you buy and what you/recipient think! Or any other fun/not so fun dog-taper stories?