I learned two things on my walk yesterday. Miles is not the type of dog who is great on a leash. I knew this before, but it really struck me yesterday. If he sees a squirrel, a bird, or a leaf blowing he’s off like a shot, ripping my shoulder out of place. He has to be a leash since he’s not great at coming back in a timely manner. Or he’ll get close enough and then dart away. He loves that game. Those who are watching also get a kick out of it. I don’t.
Second, I’m not a dedicated reader. I thought I was. I read whenever I can. But not once have I considered reading a book while walking my dog. This guy not only has a well-behaved dog on a leash, but he’s reading a book. Does he ever trip and fall down? I would.
I have never read while walking th dog but i have ended up getting off th bus reading because i have been at a place where i can’t put it down lol
That I totally understand. This level of dedication is new to me though. I wonder how many read while taking their dog for a walk. Maybe that is the only time that he can.
maybe i would be tempted if my two were better behaved lol
Yeah there’s no way I could consider this with Miles. No way!
Wow, I’ve read pretty much everywhere, but that takes the cake!! At least you didn’t have to worry about him noticing you taking the picture :). LOL
You haven’t trained me yet on being super sly when taking photos so I have to be okay with photos like this one. When you come, we can work on my skills.
Ok, it’s a deal :). You know, I’ve been putting the bug in my hubby’s ear that we should go to England and Scotland for our 25th anniversary in June, 2014, and he actually seems to be entertaining the idea! I will have to start planning!
25 years! that’s great! I haven’t been to Scotland yet, but I’ll do my best to scout out some pubs for you two 😉
Actually, my hubby doesn’t drink and I rarely do, but you could scout out some really cool castles while you’re checking out the pubs :).
Castles! got it! What about tea rooms?
Nah, not tea rooms. That’s too boring :). We can still go to the pubs but my hubby will just drink virgin drinks (non-alcoholic). LOL
That’s no problem!
Good question! We never had such luck with our dog either, have fallen on our faces several times 🙂
One time I was walking my neighbor’s dog across one of the busiest streets in Boston and ended up getting tangled in his lease and fell down right in the middle of the street. Even the dog looked at me like I was a complete idiot. I couldn’t stop laughing for at least an hour. Not my best moment!
Ha ha ha! Must be us 🙂
My pets make me feel that way each day. I know they are superior to me.
That sounds like an odd thing to do! I´d rather just enjoy the walk and the dog having fun 🙂
It seems strange to me as well, but the dog walks pretty slow so maybe he doesn’t mind at all. Miles would be complaining the entire time.
That was very funny!
Glad you enjoyed.
I check my phone from time to time when I’m out walking the dogs but I need to be aware of what’s going on around me. My big dog likes to chase after the ducks in our ponds!!! Once she actually ran after one and managed to grab a few feathers.
Miles gets so mad at me since I won’t let him chase any pigeons. He thinks they are better than tennis balls. But I do my best to make him behave.
Maybe the dog enjoy being by itself too.
That’s possible–they could use a break.
When I was still in school and had to go for walks with our dog I would be reading as well. The dog however was never on a leash.
That seems more manageable and enjoyable for the both of you.
At least he’s not driving and reading – which unfortunately I have seen.
Driving and reading a book. that’s new to me. Some people just aren’t smart.
I think I’ve read once or twice while walking. It was a long time ago and it was awkward. Much better to walk at a faster pace, get the exercise and enjoyment of surroundings in, and then plop down to read upon returning from the walk!
I’m with you Carl. I’m not coordinated to do both. After I take Miles for a long walk he likes to take a nap and then I have peace and quiet to snuggle and read a good book.
Oh my–for me that would be a recipe for disaster even if it was a cooperative dog!!! Kudos to him!!! I like to multitask but I don’t think this one would work for me!
There are some types of multitasking that are just too dangerous for me. This is one. I fall down without much help. I would always be in a cast if I attempted this on a regular basis.
Poor dog. I think if you are walking with a dog, the dog deserves your attention. Render unto Caesar etc
Miles agrees with you! His favorite part of his walk is when we play fetch with his red ball. I wouldn’t be able to read a book then that’s for sure.
I watched my neighbour walk into the street’s mailbox last week while he was reading and walking the dog….not pretty! So keeping the two separate is sage advice 🙂
Goodness, I hope all are okay, especially the dog since it was the man’s fault.
Yes, all good (though the man’s ego did take a bruising as there were a good 4 of us outside watching!)
Ha! Did anyone get a photo?
I don’t think so….pity! 😀
Why does that somehow strike me as very British?
I hadn’t thought of that. I’ll keep my eyes open to see if I can spot a trend.
I love this picture. There’s a certain class to it, with the absolute ridiculousness of the situation. It could be an ad for some expensive mens cologne. 🙂
You should be my agent!
Very impressive! I’ll admit that I read my blog posts while walking around the lake often on my iPhone! But I never am also walking a dog! 🙂
Oh I don’t think I could manage that without tripping and falling. I admire your coordination!
Ha Ha….just busy and I prefer running over walking so when I walk I’d rather do some catching up on reading my blog posts! 🙂
I wish I could run, but my knee refuses.
It’s a good thing Miles isn’t any bigger! No, I don’t think I’d attempt walking and reading at the same time. I just mastered walking and talking.
Now try chewing gum to practice for this 😉
I would probably fall down a lot. This guy probably has had a lot of practice!