|Behind is the picturesque view of Mt Apo.|
Most of the time Bruno gets to run around in the evening, inside the compound, when all the other renters were inside there rooms or units. We would take Bruno off leashed in the driveway and have him run around or do a fetch the ball game until he's tired. When we do our morning walks he is usually on a leash. Bruno is a big dog and people are likely to be afraid of him not knowing that he is such an adorable and loving companion labrador retriever.
Two weeks ago my cousin handed to me a fully reconditioned and refurbished car (Tamaraw FX). I don't like driving, that's the main reason why I don't buy one. But since Dave and I already had 3 laundry shop branches we find it necessary to have a car for easy monitoring and for pick-up and delivery service in the future.
Since the car is free for our use on Sundays, I made a commitment to bring Bruno in the park or other wide places where he can run freely. This time we went to Davao Riverfront, this is also the place where the famous Davao Zorb Park and Crocodile Parks' are located.
Bruno and I went around for a walk/run, good thing there's not too many houses yet inside the subdivision. After about 30 minutes of jogging we had water break. Bruno has been taught at home to fetch ball and I don't know if he will still be attentive this time, now that he was in an expansive area to ran around.
|Giving Bruno a command to sit before doing the exercise|
|Getting ready to throw the ball yet still making sure that Bruno stays in a sitting position.|
|Releasing the ball while telling Bruno to go "get the ball" so Bruno can start moving.|
|Bruno retrieves the ball and went back to where I am|
|Telling Bruno "good dog" while petting him when he release the ball to me|
I read from a book Happy Dog, Happy You - A Dog Parenting Handbook (by: Dr. Margarita Carpio, DVM and Jojo Isorena - Dog Training and Behavior Specialist) that for the dogs, work and play are one and the same, unlike us humans who separates work from play. That is why dog owners has to provide activities that will enrich the dogs "life". For all dogs " a life without exercise and play is a life without fun. A life without fun is no life at all"
This will not be the last time Bruno and I will be playing and running. This is just a beginning of a new Journey that Bruno and Ikoy will have.