Since we all like to keep in shape, I thought I'd share a new workout that I recently learned. I already had everything needed for it, but you might have to pick up a few things to do it. It will work every muscle you have. The great thing about this workout is that it's spontaneous. You don't plan for it. It just happens.
Are you ready?
Ok now you take one big, muscular dog with a knack for slipping his collar.
Wait for him to perform his trick, which will no doubt occur when the little dogs are out in the yard. You can usually tell this exercise has begun by the high pitched barks.
Spend five minutes chasing down all the little dogs so they're out of the way while you deal with the big one. This part is critical because it gets your heart rate up. They will help by waiting until you're close enough to grab them before darting away.
Once all the little ones are stowed away, head back out to corral the big dog. By this time, he's found a good hiding spot so you'll spend some time searching. If you want to work out your brain, try to figure out how a 125 dog can hide in an open yard so well.
Find big dog when he appears out of nowhere and tries to jump in your arms because for some reason, he thinks he's still the size of a puppy. Your core really gets a workout as you attempt to stay on your feet and avoid falling in the mud.
Struggle to get new collar on him while he licks you and rubs his head against you.
Attempt to lead him over to the chain to attach the collar.
Chase him around the yard when he figures out what you're up to and breaks free.
Try to open stubborn hook on chain with one hand while firmly gripping the dog's collar with the other to keep him from starting a new round of hide and seek.
Fail miserably at holding onto him one-handed. Let him go while you keep working on hook that apparently requires superhuman strength to work.
Give up on the hook and decide to just slip old collar that's still attached to the chain back over his head. After all, it came off by slipping over his head so it shouldn't be that difficult to get it back on the same way.
Participate in another round of hide and seek that ends when he once again appears out of nowhere to leap into your arms.
Stagger back to chain while giving dog a full body hug to keep him from escaping again.
Attempt to slip old collar back over his head while he alternately licks you and tries to escape. Congratulate yourself when you finally succeed ten minutes later.
Do a few quick jumps when he decides to try a new game. This one consists of him winding the chain around your ankle before taking off for the opposite side of the yard at a rapid pace.
Wait for the perfect moment to run back in the house.
If you're not too exhausted to think, wonder why this only happens when your husband is at work.
Congratulations! You've completed the workout.