I was pretty mad at myself this morning because I overslept by a whole hour — I really wanted to wake up early and get stuff done!  I’m definitely a morning person that would rather rise before the sun than stay up late.

 

I still managed to get some of my "To Do’s" done, like taking the doggies on a nice, long walk.

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James loves listening to all the bird noises early in the morning:

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And Maggie, as usual, just wanders around with a stupid glare in her eyes. :)  She’s not so bright.  I think she was dropped as a puppy.

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I drank a coffee while we walked:

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We did about 1/4 of a mile and I must say that it’s just nice to get outside in the morning before work.    I would really love to get a jogging stroller that I could put the dogs in — I’ve seen a few ladies on the trails with them and they are SO nifty. šŸ™‚ I would totally run with the poochies if I could.

Rubicon Pet Jogger - Vintage Red - Pet / Dog Stroller

I bet my arm muscles would get super strong if I ran with my doggies in that! šŸ™‚

 

Breakfast was so delicious:

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I had cereal, Greek yogurt, a nectarine, and blueberries.  Yum!

 

Four corners:

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Off to work I go!

 

If you have a pet, would you put them in the jogging stroller?  Look at Maggie’s little legs, she would never survive 3 miles on foot!

 

PS – Be sure to check out the Tuesday Notes on OperationBeautiful.com!  Today’s theme is "Fun Locations" – you guys sure are getting creative!

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  • Lauren June 23, 2009, 4:33 am

    Hahaha! I think this is a brilliant idea! My little pup's legs are too small to keep up if I try to jog with him. I never thought about a jogging stroller.

    Well, if you are planning on having babies someday, I guess it would be a wise investment regardless.

    Have a great day girl!

  • Jaime (Embracing Balance) June 23, 2009, 4:38 am

    haha, "Geek yogurt". Some typos are hilarious. šŸ™‚

  • Erica June 23, 2009, 4:41 am

    That looks like an awesome breakfast bowl. mmmmm. I would love to get a pet stroller for Frank too! He can't even walk 1/4 mile without getting tired (bulldogs weren't made for distance) and I'd love to bring him along with me on a run!

  • Casey @ Double Scooped June 23, 2009, 4:45 am

    The jogging strollers for babies are probably the best invention ever. I recently took my nephew out for a stroll and MAN that thing can fly I'm sure the ones for pups are just as cool.

  • SuzanneRN June 23, 2009, 4:50 am

    You under estimate the power of a daschund! Mine can walk 3 miles, and I'm sure your's can too. (Not sure about running three miles though). šŸ™‚

  • Island Girl Eats June 23, 2009, 4:54 am

    My little guy, Scruffy, who is only 8 pounds, and has 3 inch long legs!! He has done a 5km with us before. I can easily take him out for an hour walk.

    Would a doggie stroller not be too hot for Florida? I know it would be for the Cayman Islands. Also, my husband would kill me!!!!

  • healthymadison June 23, 2009, 4:55 am

    Aw that is so cute! I would love to have one of those too. I am sure it would be a great arm workout and core workout–especially when pushing the cute pooches up hill.

    šŸ™‚

  • leslie June 23, 2009, 4:56 am

    ha, i would love to see the women with the jogging strollers! too too cute.

    i agree, it's always nice to start the day with some fresh air. have a great day!

  • Katrina June 23, 2009, 4:59 am

    Okay… let's just stop and take a moment to acknowledge your breakfast. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!! LOVES IT!!!!!!! Okay… moment over. šŸ™‚

  • CeciLiA June 23, 2009, 5:00 am

    OMG I love Maggi – so so so cute, esp those lil legs, ahhhhh!! šŸ˜€

  • Nicci June 23, 2009, 5:06 am

    Omg! Everyone laughs at me when I say I'm goinG to get one for my miniature borer collie! I envy the moms that walk past my house every morning. Looks like a fun group of ladies with there jogging strollers. It would hilarious to see the faces at the park as i pass by ''doggy on board, not baby''. lol

  • Mica June 23, 2009, 5:06 am

    I would totally jog with dogs in a stroller, though I'm probably not strong enough to push anything around!

  • whitsgettingfit June 23, 2009, 5:23 am

    That breakfast looks fabulous!

  • Lex June 23, 2009, 5:26 am

    (new reader) WOW That breakfast look amazing!!! Your pups are sooo cute!

  • Meganerd June 23, 2009, 5:36 am

    You crack me up, Caitlin! Poor short legged Maggie šŸ™

  • Aimee June 23, 2009, 5:40 am

    My mom bought a doggie stroller for her tea cup yorkie, but I don't think she had ever used it. My cockapoo is 17 pounds and usually can do 5 miles, although yesterday she got really dramatic and decided to lay down and protest walking any more. So I had to carry her 1/2 mile before she could walk again!!

  • inmytummy June 23, 2009, 5:43 am

    I have a golden retriever. I think I would get some funny looks if I put him in a jogging stroller. It would be quite the workout though.

  • Kristina June 23, 2009, 5:57 am

    Those dog strollers kill me, and not in a good way. I guess it makes sense if you want to go a long way with them, and they can only handle a portion of the way. Dogs need exercise just like we do šŸ™‚

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 23, 2009, 5:59 am

    kristina – LOL i don't run in the morning b/c if i leave the house, the dogs go nuts and wake up the husband. so, if they could come with me, i could run in the AM and they could be be outside. i would still walk them. šŸ™‚ LOL they are funny though.

  • Tammy (Defining Wellness) June 23, 2009, 5:59 am

    Ahh, pets are the best. They always make me smile. I would TOTALLY run or walk with a stroller. Why not?? šŸ™‚

  • Ada June 23, 2009, 6:05 am

    Haha that doggy stroller is too cute! I think my pooch is slightly too large for it though šŸ™

  • Brandi June 23, 2009, 6:07 am

    maggie and james are so cute šŸ™‚

    i would love to have a jogging stroller once we have kids, but I'm pretty sure our cat would NOT enjoy riding in that thing šŸ™‚

  • Christina June 23, 2009, 6:12 am

    I'm definitely a morning person too. I'm just so much more productive in the AM than I am in the PM!

  • The Shabby Princess June 23, 2009, 6:26 am

    I would totally put my dogs in a jogging stroller! I have a boxer and a beagle–my beagle is the super active one who will "run" with me for about 1/4 mile, then she's done because her legs are so little–I'd love to take her out with me!

    My dogs are my children (for now)–if I can't spoil them, then what kind of mother am I?

  • Sam June 23, 2009, 6:33 am

    Your breakfast looks so nice and colourful! You must be enjoying these shorter days and having more time to go out for walks in the mornings?

  • Melissa (fitnessnyc) June 23, 2009, 6:36 am

    that looks like the perfect breakfast!

  • Jennifer @ His N' Her Health June 23, 2009, 6:37 am

    my white dog is really dumb too. My friend has had several white dogs and said they were all dumb! who knows. My dogs are too big for one of those but if I had little dogs I would totally use it. One dog (white one) is all over the place when we run, she even ran into a parked car once, even on the leash. Which is why I don't run with them. I have been thinking about trying to train her to not to though!

  • Rose June 23, 2009, 6:37 am

    Love breakfast! Perfect for summer.

    I considered putting our cat Scone into a tent the other day. I mean, like a tent made for kitties. My friend was toting her friend around in one and put up pics on Facebook. It looked like a good time.

    I'm sure he'd freak out though.

  • Amy June 23, 2009, 6:48 am

    I'm lucky that I have a golden retreiver who makes the best running buddy ever!

    I have to say though, I think strollers are meant for babies, not doggies! šŸ˜‰

    I think I have watched too many episodes of the Dog Whisperer… he's warped my mind! šŸ™‚

  • Kristi @ Sweet Cheeks June 23, 2009, 6:48 am

    Awww I love the doggie pics! I would totally love to run with my dog in that thing, but I think I would have a problem with fitting her in there…she's a golden retriever!!

  • prinny June 23, 2009, 6:50 am

    I have a 100 pound Giant Schnauzer – no way I could push a doggie stroller with her in it, it'd be more likely that she could pull me sitting in one šŸ˜‰
    But then she's extremely fit and can easily keep up on a 1-1.5 hour run / bike ride / ride with the horse…

  • K from ksgoodeats June 23, 2009, 6:54 am

    Haha!! Poor Maggie! My boy Boston was 'dropped on his head' when he was little too. There's just something not right about the poor guy but it makes him more lovable šŸ˜‰

  • recipesforcreativity June 23, 2009, 6:54 am

    Those pictures of your pups completely crack me up! Hey, get a jogging stroller now, then you'll be ready for when the real kids come along!

    I have cats, so no, I wouldn't put them in a jogging stroller, and my old bf had a medium sized dog, so I could just take her running with me, she was faster than I was by far!

  • catruns June 23, 2009, 6:56 am

    Haha, I love the idea of a stroller for dogs! I have a medium sized pit bull that I've tried to run with but she's a sprinter and starts dragging behind after half a mile! I'm always torn between leaving her home and sticking with my training or being patient and working up her endurance.

  • Low June 23, 2009, 7:08 am

    Any pets I've ever had would have been too chicken to ride in a stroller, but they probably would have preferred it to having to run, lol. I do hope when I get a dog that it will enjoy running with me!

  • Danielle C. June 23, 2009, 7:11 am

    LOL you crack me up! Maggie has that same look as my little girl cat Jada. I always wonder what is going through her mind.

    I don't think I'll be running with my pets anytime soon, cats aren't conducive to running that is for sure!

  • Sara June 23, 2009, 7:23 am

    You should totally get a doggie stroller, I think I would if I had a little dog…but our chocolate lab might look a bit silly in one. šŸ™‚ Breakfast looks delish!

  • theangrydieter June 23, 2009, 7:28 am

    I think our Basset Hound would love to ride in a stroller, but I can only imagine the looks I would get from the people around here!

  • Amy Pacheco June 23, 2009, 7:35 am

    Another lovely question for this Tuesday morning: What do you put in your coffee out of curiosity?

    I love, love coffee (and Espresso) but cannot for the life of me drink it black!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 23, 2009, 7:36 am

    amy – half and half and stevia sweetener. i used to put coffeemate in it, but it has transfats (ewwww). bring on the real stuff!

  • Niki June 23, 2009, 7:49 am

    Haha that stroller is too funny! I have a beagle and don't think she would stay still enough to be in it! She follows her nose so she would jump out at every smell!!

  • lilveggiepatch June 23, 2009, 8:01 am

    Ha! I think my dog would try to hop out and run with me!

  • Matt June 23, 2009, 8:08 am

    I don't think I would buy a jogging stroller because the point of walking a dog is to give him/her excercise. If I wanted to run, I would take the dog for a mile or so, drop it at the house, then finish up.

  • seesaraheat June 23, 2009, 8:12 am

    My fat beagle could waddle for a few miles but after that she's pooped. If I was going any longer, I probably just wouldn't take her. I would use it for a human child though šŸ˜‰

  • Jocelyn June 23, 2009, 8:12 am

    noooo I would never put my dogs in that stroller..lol..I doubt most dogs would stay in that thing! or want to anyways. The idea is ok though lol

  • Jaclyn June 23, 2009, 8:13 am

    I don't think you give Maggie enough credit! I drag my little wiener dog all around NYC. I've taken him on many 8+ mile walks, and I've got the pictures of him passed out in random locations to prove it.

  • Sandy June 23, 2009, 8:48 am

    I had a baby jogger with my now 25 years old. It was probably the first in my town and it got lots of comments. Then I had a double baby jogger for the next two who were only 2 years apart. Talk about a workout. Eventually one of them would walk part of the way with me and then get back in. Then we graduated to the older one on a bike and the younger one in the stroller until they could both ride their bikes.

    I now walk two labrador retrievers. I would never think of pushing them – they definitely need the be out burning off energy.

  • Julia June 23, 2009, 8:49 am

    Oh Maggie… She is so adorable! I have seen some ladies walking their dogs in a regular stroller… have to admit it looks kind of silly. Do you have to run with them? šŸ™‚ Although it would put a smile on my face for the entire day to see your puppers running with you in the stroller!

  • Diana June 23, 2009, 8:49 am

    Awwww, poor Maggie. šŸ™‚ I had a cat that was a little "special"…he liked to chew electric cords – cats don't like to be electrocuted, in case you were curious. šŸ˜€

  • Trainer T.s Fitness June 23, 2009, 8:50 am

    Thats a great idea! I think you should check craigs list for a used one. The doggies wont care they will love the breeze in thier hair. lol so cute šŸ™‚

    Breakfast just made me hungry again, compared to my oats and apple. Thanks for share!

  • Kiersten June 23, 2009, 8:55 am

    My dog would probably have a heart attack if I put him in the pet stroller. Then again, he doesn't like other dogs and it would serve as a good barrier between him and other dogs.

    The pictures of the pups are cute!

  • runsarah June 23, 2009, 8:55 am

    I have a pomeranian and he's lasted on a 5km jog, but he really tires easily a stroller wouldnt be too bad for really long walks.

  • Amanda @ Fake Ginger June 23, 2009, 8:59 am

    I had a poodle mix with short little legs like Maggie and I'd put her in one of those baby slings when we went to carshows because she'd get so tired of walking. I don't think it would work for running but it might work for extra long walks.

  • Danielle June 23, 2009, 9:06 am

    Haha, I feel like they wouldn't sit still for that one but great idea šŸ˜‰

  • Jenn Eats Nutritiously Now June 23, 2009, 9:08 am

    I've seen many people strolling their doggies haha

  • Mrs. Myers June 23, 2009, 9:09 am

    Yes, I would completely get a doggie stroller. How fun!

  • Joelle (Chasing Pavements) June 23, 2009, 9:11 am

    Oh my gosh that would be hilarious to push puppies in a baby stroller! Although I could definitely see the benefits there-strong arms for sure!

  • eatingtolivelovelaughtri June 23, 2009, 10:40 am

    What a pretty breakfast bowl.

  • sweetandfit June 23, 2009, 10:56 am

    I would definitely use a doggie jogging stroller! I have a shih-tzu and she gets tired so easily! especially in the heat.

  • eatingRD June 23, 2009, 11:57 am

    I think I would! Our little buster the basset, can't make it that far either šŸ™‚ He gets going pretty good and then tires himself out in about a mile or so haha

  • Hi! I'm Erin June 23, 2009, 1:10 pm

    I have a German Shepherd mix and she can only go about a mile with me before she's begging to go home. I've taken her on 3 mile runs before but she always lags behind after the first half. Of course, she's older (probably around 6 or 7 years) so that might have something to do with it.

  • Carly June 23, 2009, 2:14 pm

    Awww – your puppies are so cute! What kind is Maggie?

  • Erin June 23, 2009, 2:19 pm

    I love Maggie. I think you could raise the money on the blog for her stroller by making Maggie T-shirts or something..Her cute face makes me melt!

  • THE ACTORS DIET June 23, 2009, 4:02 pm

    My dog could definitely out walk us all!!!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point June 23, 2009, 4:13 pm

    carly – shes a dachshund (a coloring called piebald).

    erin – haha i want a maggie tshirt too!

  • Danielle (RD Daily Bites) June 23, 2009, 4:38 pm

    My dog would never sit still in a stroller and the thought of pushing 65+ pounds makes me cringe. Mine is a springer spaniel/lab mix with tons of energy; he loves to run but poopers out after 2 miles in the heat.

  • irunisweat June 23, 2009, 5:37 pm

    I have a dog (a lab mix). I run with him, and sometimes its tough when we pass other dogs or he has to pee every ten feet. He'd be tough to push in a doggy stroller, so I'd say no to the stroller. Dogs need exercise, too, afterall!

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  • nibblesandwiggles June 26, 2009, 11:31 am

    I have been thinking about getting a doggie stroller too. My husband and I got on an hour walk each evening and I would love to take our pups with us (they are 5 lbs each and just not up for 3+ milkes.

    I have been looking at ones that convert to a "trailer" that you can hook onto your bike.

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