Post # 1
I posted about 5 months ago about startint to run with my 9 year old dog (lab pointer mix). http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/running-with-an-older-dog#axzz2fjdlskbo
She’s going to be 10 next month!
After 5 months of short runs and being on Platinum Performance Plus powder (http://www.platinumperformance.com/Platinum-Performance0174-Canine-Plus/productinfo/CPLUG1/), we regularly do 2-3.5 mile trail runs in the mountains!
I cannot believe how awesome she is doing. I think getting the powder supplement back into her system and exercising a few times every week really helped.
I’m not a fast trail runner but we can do ~13 min miles (that’s my fastest). Sometimes we just walk an uphill section. She’s always right behind me – doesn’t like to run in front. We get home and she is frisky again, wanting to play frisbee or ball. She is no where near as stiff when getting up from her bed too.
I give her a good little massage and stretc session afterwards.
I know it won’t last forever, but it’s so fun to share adventures with her.
From a little run this weekend that was near a river. Fall is here!
Post # 3
That is awesome to hear! I’ve always exercised my pets and I’ve found that supplementing joint health food and treats make a big difference too. MY 15 year old small dog still walks 10 miles a week 🙂
Post # 4
@sienna76: Love the pics too btw!
Post # 5
She’s beautiful!! Oh I miss fall so much. I lived in Boston for 7 years before moving to the Bay Area – fall gives me pangs of longing every year now! I go hiking here every weekend with my black lab, too – aren’t they just the best?!
Post # 6
What a beautiful dog. I love stories like this.
Post # 7
@nickels: That is awesome! I hope my girl can make it to 15 too!
They are the best! I laid with her in the backyard yesterday, spooning in the grass in the sun. It was lovely. Memories! (no neighbors could see us anyway)
@crayfish: Do the leaves stay on the trees in Berkeley? Forgive my ignorance!
Fall in Utah is so different than Fall where I grew up (Indiana). In Utah, you get different colors in the grasses and sage as well as the trees. This trail was so dreamy.
Post # 8
@sienna76: Oh yes! Winter is actually super green here – it’s the rainy season, and usually around 58-60 for a high. It’s a very mediterranean climate – dry summers in the high 60s/low 70s and wet winters in the high 50s/low 60s. It’s wonderful, but I miss fall SO MUCH! Luckily the Sierra Nevadas are only a few hour drive away, so we can drive to the seasons, haha.