Our two have always been pretty active seeing as we take them with us on our hiking and running trips. As we got fitter, so did the dogs and it took more and more to tire them out which was, on some of my lazier days, exhausting for me. Lately as they approach their 10th birthdays, it's been hard to ignore the fact the dogs are slowing down and the need to adapt. Rosa is always the last to get out of bed. We have to sometimes forcibly remove her from under the duvet and even then she gently trots from the bedroom to the sofa where she wraps herself up in a slightly smaller duvet for much of the day. Bob still has energy, but it doesn't seem like the frantic excessive energy he is known for anymore and after a walk he actually rests! So, we have to take this into consideration these days. However, we still get out and about and Rosa and I headed to the mountain bike trails for a couple of miles over the weekend. I find mountain biking really hard so I was going nice and slowly and Rosa easily trotted by my side. She's really good off leash and always stays close (particularly if I have a pocket full of cheese!).
So, when we get home it's a big mug of tea for me and her favourite blanket for her and everyone is happy.
I'm on the hunt for new fabrics and designs this weekend too so all going well they'll be more choice arriving in the coming weeks. In the meantime, take a peek in our shop to see if anything takes your fancy!