Maddie the Rottie mix
A big part of my life is spending time with dogs. We go for walks. We go for runs. We hang out at parks. This gives me a lot of time to get to know each dog. To form a bond. There is something special about every dog I meet. All are unique.
People ask me all the time what it’s like to be a dog walker. Like any job, there are certainly ups and downs, but for the most part I am very lucky.
Here is a window into one of my walks with Sweet Maddie Girl:
Walks with Maddie are relaxing, always calm. She is a peaceful dog, never tense, rarely barking.
When I come to walk her, she does a happy little tap dance with her front paws. Maddie often offers up a paw as a way to connect, get attention, show affection. She’s one of those dogs who loves to jump up and offer a “hug.”
I think of Maddie as a wise dog, like she has seen it all before. She is not fazed by other dogs bounding up and barking. She doesn’t growl at anyone. She is always happy. Every now and then she whines – softly – when we see someone she would like to greet.
This is how she walks – a trot, with her cute little ears up.
I call Maddie a Rottweiler mix. But she is much smaller than a Rottie, with floppy terrier ears and a narrow muzzle.
Maddie smiles. All the time.
Always, always smiling.