This is Wendy. She is my running partner.
I have two dogs. Duke is a Cairn Terrier. He is sweet and cuddly, and is a wonderful companion. Duke follows me around the house, and spends every possible moment sitting on my lap (or at my feet). Wendy is a “hound-mix.” No one really knows much about her heritage – the shelter said she is part bloodhound, but she also has some qualities of a Rhodesian Ridgeback. She has webbed feet. Everywhere we go, someone tells me that she “looks just like_____,” but no one REALLY knows. Most importantly, Wendy LOVES to run.
I started running with her about a year ago, but we both took a break when I hurt my back and had to stop running. Once I regained my strength, I began taking her again – and never looked back! She loves heading out for a workout, and is definitely very motivating on the days I am feeling a little bit lazy. When we come home, she is so relaxed and happy – like me, satisfied by her efforts.
I’ve read that dogs with her body type can run upwards of 20 miles if they are properly hydrated. This gives me hope as I build my mileage (not that I intend to see 20 miles anytime soon!). I don’t know that I could bear to leave her behind!