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MissJoeyLee is my dog’s name, she is six years old and my best friend. I have had her since she was 17 weeks old, I ‘rescued’ her they were going to euthanize her. She started eating my shoes when she was a puppy so she became my personal trainer when I had to start running her to wear her out:)! (I love shoes almost as much as my puppy, and no I did not enjoy running at that time).
Last year, I ran my first half marathon so she is pretty special to me. Now she cannot run that far, dogs are only supposed to run so far so if you do this make sure you understand important pieces to protect your puppy. Here are just a few in case you are thinking of it: make sure sidewalk is not hot to the touch it can burn their pads – dogs cool down with only their tongues and paws so pinch their skin behind their neck where it is loose occasionally make sure they are not dehydrated – if the skin peaks and does not go back down immediately this is how you know they are thirsty – dogs overheat all the time so it is important to be very careful you don’t hurt them. Humans have sweat glands so we can run farther than any animal actually, so be very careful. You can also hurt them by over running them, so make sure you start small distances. I can tell when she has had enough by how she starts looking at me when she is tired, be very careful because it takes them a lot longer to cool down (they cannot sweat). Also, natural terrain is always better for their joints. For each dog it is different, so make sure you ask your vet what kind of distance you should not exceed some dogs can go miles and miles some really should not run at all so be sure and do your research. Also, make sure your dog is good at the walk before running, if you land on their pads you can tear them up or if they run in front of you you can break their legs or hurt yourself so start slow and be VERY careful. The last thing you want to do is hurt your dog, so make sure you are very careful of the heat. I NEVER take her out anything over 80 degrees, we wait until dark if we have to.
I have been an Admin here for over two years now and I love it! I have been a member since 2008 although it was not until Dr Ron saved FooPets that I became really actively involved with the company back in March 2012. I spend most of my time working, although I do go running every day to get away from the computer and to get outside in the sunshine!
I just wanted to take a second and tell you guys a little about me because I have had a lot of fun getting to know you all better in these past two years. I look forward to getting to know all of you a whole lot better as well:)!
MissJoeyLee is ready to breed with 92 litter licenses