Monday, May 11, 2009

You can teach a dog new tricks

Over the last few weeks i've been trying to get in biking shape in preparation for a bike race. Jeremy and I are doing an 8 hour race at Canada Olympic park at the end of May. He's been egging me on that I need to get on my bike at least a few times before the race. So today, I got home from work and decided to go for a bike ride down 12 mile coulee which is a nice trail minutes from our door step. I also had to get the dog out for some exercise so I decided to try her out on the trail. I patiently walked/biked up to the begining of the trail with her on a leash, then once on the trail I let her off leash and crossed my fingers. You see, Sky, our wonderful dog, is not the most reliable off leash and also not the most hyperactive/energetic dog in the world. She would much rather walk at a casual pace with her nose to the ground than to chase me as I fly down the trail on my bike.

Well I was surprised to say the least, she ran behind me all the way down the single track trail. I kept stopping once in a while to let her catch up, get a treat and take a drink from the creek. Once at the bottom she even went and chased a few ducks just to live up to her breed. On the way back up she wasn't as fast but she still followed with a big smile on her face. I guess I found a new biking buddy.


PS: The bike ride made me forget about the accident she had in the house today.

1 comment:

Ape said...

That is an awesome picture!