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We took a longer walk than usual yesterday and we haven't been walking regularly because it's been so cold. George always trots along full speed, minus the p-mail stops :p , until he's had enough and then stops dead and doesn't want to go any further, even if we're still blocks from home. And he did that yesterday, too. When I finally did get him home, creeping a few steps at a time with great reluctance on his part, he flopped down on the deck and had to take a nap to get rested enough to come in the house, where he slept off and on all evening and all night and is still doing it this morning. I'm worried that we way overdid it, though we only went about three blocks further than his usual walk and he was very energetic and eager during the actual walk until the Full Stop point -- but he ALWAYS does that same thing, and nothing was different about it yesterday. He's 8 years old.
 

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maybe he was a little tired...maybe just like us slaves you have to warm up to the work out that you used to do after a big break... i have had 7 mo.basset that will stop doing the flat basset thing in the middle of a walk.....
 
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Your dog can walk 3 blocks? Ruby has never been able to do that yet she's exceedingly muscular and lean.
 

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Mocha and Beldin take two walks a day generally from my place to the school and back (once in the morning again in the afternoon). It's about a half hour walk one way taking it easy.

Beldin does it no problem ... and is generally still raring to go when we get back home and runs around trying to entice Mocha to play. He's also very lean and muscular.

Mocha on the other hand generally starts lagging a bit on the return trips. She still pulls a little and outpaces me at times but there's a definate difference between her and Beldin.

By the time we get back home she's ready to flop on her bed for a nice long nap. ... She's also a bit more soft and squishy than Beldin is.
 

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Our usual walk is actually about 14 blocks taking the route we're used to, though I sometimes shorten it a bit hoping to keep him from doing Flat Basset. But he was SO energetic yesterday (until the end) that we did the full walk. He's a little perkier now, but not much, and he's still lying around and not begging for snacks. When I came home for lunch just now, he got up long enough to greet me and get some lovin', but he leaned against my leg while I did it and then went back to his doggy bed -- didn't even seem to want to climb up on the couch. On the other hand, I'm not feeling great today, either. Maybe we both picked up a bug.
 
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Sabian is a good walking companion. We have just resumed our walks now that the weather is good and he can easily walk 1 to 1.5 miles at a good pace. Pearly on the other hand walks about 1/3 of a mile and is ready to go home. They are both of the same weight and size so I thnk Pearly just doesn't like to walk. yvonne
 
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Opus walked from here, Diputacion, to Montjuic yesterday with my daughter and it was roughly four and a half miles.
I am impressed and annoyed in one go. Annoyed because I think it is too far for him and if I had known she was planning that I would not have allowed it, and impressed that at almost 10 years old he can do it-even though he is a bit stiff to day and doing some champion sleeping.
I hope George is just having a tired day Valerie, like we all get from time to time, I'm sure tomorrow he will be back to his active gorgeous best.
Arlene and Opus.
 

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That is how Toby acts after a good romp in the park.I thought it was pretty normal. If he has longer than usual, then the next day he is knackered too.
 
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Hubby and I had to go away for the weekend so Wilson had to go for a sleepover at his four month old girlfriends place (I know scandalous).

She isn't fixed yet, but Wilson trys to get her and the two of them play and play and play. Mica is a four month old dalmation/shepherd cross, cute as a bug but actually almost as big as Wilson, just not as heavy.

Wilson was dropped off at home at 6:30 last night, we came home at 7:30. He said hi to us, went out for a quick pee and went up on my bed and still hadn't moved off it when I went to work this morning at 7:00 a.m. He didn't come to say goodbye or anything. I went in to check him and the girl child and both were cuddled up so cute.

I asked Wilson if he wanted to go outside and he just looked at me, yawned and stretched. So I would say just plain tuckered out.

Susan and Wilson
 

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He's a little perkier now and is even eating some supper. I guess he was just worn to a nub. I'll remember that next time and we won't go for a regular length walk for a while until he's back in shape.
 
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Baxter walks at least two miles almost every evening. He loves to walk. The first mile is sniff sniff sniff poo sniff sniff sniff. After the first five sniffs he leg lifts for wishful thinking. What is so funny about our evening walks is the dog we walk with. He is a great dane and it is like seeing Mutt and Jeff walking down the street. Baxter is usually in the lead as well. He just loves to walk. Having said that, we do not have a backyard. We have a pool with a cage around it so other than the Basset 500 around our house it really is the biggest exercise he gets during the day.
 

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Daisy & Sally love their walks. Occasionally in warm weather we have a flat basset episode, but not often. Daisy's big problem is she has to mark hundreds if not thousands of spots along the way, runs out of ammo and does "air pees" the rest of the way home.
 
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