When I went hiking this past weekend I saw snakes and lots of dogs. Since I am a huge animal lover it is no surprise this is my third Be The Change that involves animals. You may remember this one, and this one.
Every time I go hiking I am so jealous that Seamus is just not behaved enough to take hiking. He has stranger issues and although he has gotten much better since I got him he just can’t handle that many new people at once. Besides so many dogs are off leash and he can’t manage that either and after getting bit he wouldn’t like it. Watching the dogs though are so fun. They run and jump into the water, they tumble and chase each other and getting them nice and tired is a bonus. What better way to tire them out then chasing a ball?
So I bought a few canisters of tennis balls from Wal-Mart and placed them in a box (be sure and weigh it down with a rock) I had lying around for the owners to take and play at the little lake.
This can also be done at a dog park, or anywhere that you see dogs hanging out frequently. The dogs will love you for it and the owners will too. Win-win.
I placed it under the entrance map kiosk and then hit the trails. After my hike I headed to the lake to see if they were playing with the tennis balls. I saw a few and the Dobbie had one in his mouth he didn’t want to let go of it. So precious.
Also in case you didn’t get enough dog talk today head on over to Kathy’s blog to see my guest post about 5 Reasons to Get A Dog.
Are you considering doing your own Act of Kindness? If not, what is stopping you? Grab a button if you would like to spread the word. The change that we seek in others has to first come from within. This year I hope you decide to Be the Change You Seek.