High Coo – Sept 8 – Nat’l Dog Walker Appreciation Day

Man walking a Pitbull – freepik

Today is National Dog Walker Appreciation Day. Whether it’s a paid serviceperson or a volunteer for a rescue facility, walking dogs is an important activity with benefits for the dog, the owner and the walker. Quality attention time, exercise and bodily relief are just the beginning. See https://nationaltoday.com/national-dog-walker-appreciation-day/

First celebrated in 2016, this holiday was organized by Wag!, the platform that connects pet parents with local dog walkers. See https://wagwalking.com/

I am very grateful to be a volunteer dog walker for:


I walk 4 – 5 dogs singly every Wednesday morning and the human-animal bond (HAB) grows exponentially each week. Yesterday, I walked Wayne, Piper, Minion and The Supreme. We give each other such joy along with the time for staff to refresh their apartments while we’re out. I strongly recommend this activity for the nearest rescue facility in your neighborhood. It will do a world of good for all involved. πŸ™‚

Today’s haiku: National Dog Walker Appreciation Day

Need some exercise

and time to do business?

Thank a dog walker.


2 thoughts on “High Coo – Sept 8 – Nat’l Dog Walker Appreciation Day

  1. Dr B

    I’m surrounded by β€˜em every morning, my wife is petrified but …… she has been bitten twice by rabid dogs in Kathmandu, once as a child and once just 5 years ago. Nobody understands! So, I’m starting to take my pet cobra for walks constantly saying β€œ he won’t hurt you β€œ πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  2. Patrick Cole Post author

    Thanks, Dr B. Your comments bring back memories for me. Ironically, I was overwhelmed in my early childhood when a litter of Beagle puppies ran all over me. I was very apprehensive around dogs for a long time after that. Slow but sure, I found that dogs appreciated my calmness and found me non-threatening and pleasant to be around. That demeanor has helped me greatly now that I’m walking 65-pound Pitbulls. πŸ™‚



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