One of the reasons being dog walker is great for me is that it is one of those jobs that fits in very well around our family life. We don't have a large family network close by so since we had our 2 boys we simply haven't had the on tap childcare that some are fortunate enough to have - I must stress that I'm in no way moaning on or playing the sympathy card here. We've paddled our own canoe for a long time now and we're well past caring about date nights or child free weekends. Our boys are 16 and 12 now so all that sort of stuff isn't too far away now anyway.
School holidays can be a balancing act for me but this summer has been easier than last summer and next summer will be easier again as Albie will be 13 by then. This summer he's accompanied me on 4 walks per week for the 1st few weeks of the school hols and I have to say he's been fantastic. He's not moaned on once and has thoroughly enjoyed spending time with the dogs and hopefully with me too.
here he is with Lewis and Islay. (Islay is his favourite dog I walk):
All the dogs love him and this has helped build his confidence and all the fresh air and exercise will be doing him the world of good. He's loving his step counter app on his phone and is more obsessed about his steps thsn I am!
Here's one more pic of him with Buzz from a little while ago:
Coastal Dog Walkers
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