Walking and Swimming

I took Riley by the vet today to weigh her as I was starting to think she was looking a little porky…  I was right!  She’s hasn’t just gotten a little porky–she’s gained 6 pounds since we were there about 3 months ago!!  6!!!  Sheesh.  She’s up to a whopping 58 pounds now, although she doesn’t look all that fat, just a little rotund.

So now we’re doing a big diet and exercise regimen with her!  We went to a local park this morning and walked around the lake there and Riley got to get a little wet.  Then, since it was hot, we came home and filled up the kiddie pool for the dogs in the backyard.  They had a blast with both things.  Chloe doesn’t like to share the kiddie pool with Riley, so we had to hold Chloe outside of the pool every so often so Riley could get in and cool off some.

Riley and I on the pier.

Walking with Chloe and Grandma trailing behind us.  Chloe caught up quickly though and pretty much trotted the whole way!

A loverly butt shot.

Cooling off a bit in the lake.  There’s a little sandy “beach” area that you can wade in.

Chloe likes to try to bite at the water that you splash at her.  She was the one that spent the majority of the time in the pool, but we did give her little breaks so Riley could cool off some.

Riley liked to lie down in it and cool off her belly.

And of course she went to the dirtiest spot in the yard and rolled around, getting filthy!  Isn’t that how it always works?

I love this picture of her…she looks so happy!!  🙂
We hope you all get to do something fun today with your humans!

26 thoughts on “Walking and Swimming

  1. Woof! Woof! I've been in a walking diet … for many years. It's great n mom says what keeps me healthy n have a longer happy Golden life … so keep it up Riley. You sure looks very happy in your pool. Happy Wednesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. Woof! Woof! I've been in a walking diet … for many years. It's great n mom says what keeps me healthy n have a longer happy Golden life … so keep it up Riley. You sure looks very happy in your pool. Happy Wednesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. What Fun!!!!!!! I'd love to get a kiddy pool for Riley and Remus, but mum says no. 😦 So enjoy it for us! I have to agree with you on that last post. Riley looks so content. :-)~B~

  4. What Fun!!!!!!! I'd love to get a kiddy pool for Riley and Remus, but mum says no. 😦 So enjoy it for us! I have to agree with you on that last post. Riley looks so content. :-)~B~

  5. Oh, yeah – water + dirt = happy dog! And Riley, don't let her use that ugly four-letter word. You know the one – D – I – E – T. What with all that exercise, you won't be needing to cut down on the food and treats, right??! Oh, yeah, next time you get weighed, make 'em take off your collar and tags :)The Road Dogs

  6. Oh, yeah – water + dirt = happy dog! And Riley, don't let her use that ugly four-letter word. You know the one – D – I – E – T. What with all that exercise, you won't be needing to cut down on the food and treats, right??! Oh, yeah, next time you get weighed, make 'em take off your collar and tags :)The Road Dogs

  7. With the heat we have had this summer, it is no wonder a lot of furries are putting on weight – too hot to do anything but eat and sleep:) Riley looks great, the exercise will take care of things. Wish we had a pool like that to cool our furs.Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  8. With the heat we have had this summer, it is no wonder a lot of furries are putting on weight – too hot to do anything but eat and sleep:) Riley looks great, the exercise will take care of things. Wish we had a pool like that to cool our furs.Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  9. Riley looks like one happy girl! Did they test to see if there was a reason she gained so much weight in a short span of time? This summer, it's definitely been hard to get out and do much of anything!

  10. Riley looks like one happy girl! Did they test to see if there was a reason she gained so much weight in a short span of time? This summer, it's definitely been hard to get out and do much of anything!

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