Etiquette of Walkies

Dallas here. Betcha missed me, right?


Dallas resting amid dropped magnolia blossoms after a walkie

Recently, the dog-walking service called Rover contacted Mama, suggesting she write a post on the etiquette of dog-walking. Huh, like a human knows anything about that!

So I skooshed Mama off her chair and said, “I got this, girlfriend!”

Dogs know ALL about walkies. It’s you humans who don’t know how to walk us without letting us become a nuisance, so listen up:

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The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. — Andy Rooney

You know that sinking feeling you get when you realize you’ve stepped right in the middle of a pile of dog poop?

Well, it seems some communities have found a way to crack down on nuisances like this.

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I Am Your Dog

“A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves himself.”
Josh Billings (a.k.a. Henry Wheeler Shaw; humorist and lecturer)

I am your dog.

You chose me as a pup. Paid good money for me. Took me to your home.

And, while you never promised to love, honor, and obey me, you did promise to care for me.

Feed me. Exercise me. Pay attention to me.

You haven’t exactly done that.

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