My new running partner makes sure I get out of bed in the morning, reminds me to appreciate being in nature, and is happy to run as far as I want to. Morgan is younger than me, but she’s great company. She’s also our new dog.
Mr. Chic and I adopted her from a rescue agency at the end of May — an Australian Shepherd somewhere between one and two years old. We don’t know her history; the rescue agency received her from a county shelter that picked her up as a stray.
Since we’ve had her, I’ve consulted online resources and talked to two veterinarians about getting her started running. This won’t surprise any other dog owners out there, but dogs are a lot like people. Some are good runners, some aren’t. While there are some breed characteristics that influence running ability, a lot of it depends on the individual dog. Read more >>