19 August 2011

{19aug2011: flashback Friday}

Darwin 8months old at the beach near Seaside, Oregon
Darwin 2years and 5months old at the beach in Pacific Beach, Washington

On a completely unrelated topic, I've started wogging (walking + running) with Darwin and am thinking about getting either a water bottle waist pack for me or a back pack that can hold water for Darwin. Anyone have any recommendations? So far we only go 2.5 miles, but I worry about her getting too hot. I plan our wogging route based on water stops we can make for her (pea patches - drink out of the water hose, park bathroom - drink out of the sink, and parks - drink from the water fountain) but that limits how far we go cause I dont want to go too far between water pit stops for her.


  1. Hi Darwin's Mom, I think that the choice of what you carry or wear will likely be determined by what you prefer and what is most comfortable for you. The choices include, (1) a "camel back" backpack that fits closely to your body that you can fill with water. Check out REI (Seattle)or mec.ca in Vancouver, Canada, (2) wear a water bottle strapped to your waist. I've seen ones with two water bottles, (3) Throw a couple bottles of water into a standard backpack (but the bottles will move around and finally take along a collapsible lightweight bowl for Darwin. Did you purchase a "cool coat" for Darwin?

  2. It looks like she tripled in size!
    Wogging...I like that word!

  3. Momma always carries a water bottle and our fold up dish. A waist bottle is better for walking ling distances
    Benny & Lily

  4. I saw a dog at the dog park last night that looked a lot like a puppy version of Darwin! So cute!!! There is a dog at the shelter I work with right now that is a pittie/great dane mix that I would LOVE to foster if I could just find Ginger a home!

  5. wogging! is that like power walking?
    i'm sure darwin loves it!!!

  6. Hi Darwin and mum. We used to carry a fold up water bowl for our dogs and carried extra water bottles ourselves. Of course the water a dane needs is quite large. Map out a course with taps along the way maybe? No worries, and love, Stella (and Carol).

  7. Corrrrrrr.......you are both going to be very fit!

    Now how big would this container have to be for Darwin??

    Busy cayching up.LOL

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  8. We LOVE looking at flashback Friday's! Nothing cuter than seeing a picture of baby Darwin and then seeing a picture of all grown up Darwin :)

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  9. Carrying a bottle while walking is fine, but if you go running... that is a bit annoying...
    May be you should go earlier/later in the day so that you do not need too much water...
    When I did try to go running with Lucille even the keys were a trouble... let alone a bottle of water for Lucille...
    But may be you are already in a better shape than me... eh eh eh
    By the way, I surrendered... how do you get on with running with Darwin??? Or I should find a place that is "smell free" to avoid sudden "stops" for the pee mail checks!!!
    Have fun!!!
    Ciao Lucille & Nicoletta