A Day in the Life of Bailey
Ahhh yes, the struggles of being a furry four-legged pup. For this pup, not many. She starts her days with a walk around Canoe Landing Park followed by a light nap. Many days, I am fortunate enough to be able to work from home and spend a lot of time with her. This includes (but isn't limited to): snacking, tug-of-war, fetch, naps, sunbathing, watching Netflix, jogs around Toronto Harbourfront and of course, more naps.
Sometimes, there will even be an impromptu vet or groomer visit, masked by the idea that she is going on a car adventure.
Dinner time is probably her favourite time of day (followed closely by late night, tipsy pizza orders). She gets a healthy cup and a half of Fromm's 'GameBird' food, 1 TSP of salmon oil and a few times a week, some cooked chicken/salmon. I guess you could say, she eats a pretty clean diet if you don't count all of the peanut butter cookies.
Bailey goes for a solid 45 minute walk around the city. She walks to Queen street West, Toronto Harboufront, Union Station in and around Front Street. This cool pup has become the ultimate four-legged city slicker. I think she has walked by so many streets she has actually developed a taste for brick walls and Edison bulbs.
As lucky as Bailey is, I try to drill it in her head that there are so many unwanted dogs out there and that we should try to give back when we can. Maybe even adopt/rescue her a brother. While she doesn't seem keen on the idea of having to share with another dog, we do try to attend Animal Shelter Fundraisers around the city. In fact, we will be going to Barkworks on Bayview avenue where a good chunk of the proceeds from this event will go to the Toronto Humane Society.
But the truth is, no matter how lucky Bailey is, it's me who is the lucky one. To have a dog in your life is pure joy. Unconditional love. More often than not, I think to myself, what did humans ever do to deserve dogs? And they are only with us for such a short time.
I never want to look back and think to myself, I could have pet that dog. Keep this in mind the next time you leave your house and always always give your dog the best life.