Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Running Partner has Four Legs Link Up Party + a Furry Friday Feature! Join Us

Happy Halloween, but more importantly...happy furday friday feature, friends! Welcome to the latest edition of Furry Friday Feature. This is a very special feature, because not only am I going to introduce you to some adorable furry faces, I am going to invite you to link up below and tell us the stories of your own four legged running partner. 

Here is how the "My Running Parter has Four Legs" Link Party works:

1. Write a post called "My Running Partner has Four Legs Link Party" on your own blog about your favorite four legged running partner. Don't have a blog? It's OK. Link up using an Instagram post about your furry friend instead!

2. link up your post at the bottom of this Furry Feature post. You can link up anytime between 10/31 and 11/7.

4. If you leave a link, take a few minutes and click through to at least three other links to learn more about other dog loving runners. 

5. Please don't leave unrelated links. Link up posts related to running and your dog. You can, of course, interpret this topic in anyway that fits for your blog, but completely unrelated links will be deleted.

6. I'd be grateful if you would link back to in your post, so your readers know where to find the link party!

Now let's get down to business! Let's meet Debbie from Live from La Quinta and some of her favorite furry friends.

Hi, Debbie. Tell us a little bit about your favorite running partners.
This is a little complicated. My favorite running partner is my Dalmatian Penny. She is now about 13.5 years old though, and "running" is not always what we do. She still gets very excited about getting out there though, but the actual running may last a half mile or so, then we're walking and sniffing (and peeing).

I have a couple potential partners waiting in the wings though. Lily, my Toy Fox Terrier, loves to run and she runs with me up to about two miles a couple days a week. And Johnny, our newest addition, also loves to run but he needs a little training so that he doesn't pull my arm off. I do see him as the eventual go-to running partner though.

Where is your favorite place to run with your pooch?
We run on the trails around our house.

Have you ever raced with your dog? 
Not with any of my current dogs, though Penny was adopted at a 5k. She was only nine months old, very skinny, and wearing one of those "adopt me" vests. We had just lost our Dalmatian, so my husband and I just had to look at each other and we knew she was ours.

Tell us about a running moment that made you proud.
Well, I just ran my 36th marathon a few months ago.

What important running (or life) lesson can we learn from our dogs?
I wrote a whole post on this: (from Lea: this is a really cute post! click and read it)

Do you want to tell us anything else about you or running with your dog?
I have had a canine running partner for the last 15 years. I don't always run with my dogs (especially now that Penny is getting older), but I try to do it at least three days a week. I know you understand because you run with your dog too, but it is such an important part of their life. The look they get when you put on your running shoes is like to other. It makes you feel guilty to walk out the door without them? Plus, as Penny proves, it keeps them healthy and strong, just like it does their human running partners.

Thank you Debbie for sharing all your furry faces with us! They are all so adorable! You can follow Debbie on her blog or on Twitter Instagram or Facebook

Have you missed any furry faces? You can get caught up on past Furry Features here.

Are you a runner who would like to be featured with your favorite furry four-legged running partner?  Just fill out this form to be considered for a future furry Friday feature. (Bonus points if you can say that five times fast.)

What are you waiting for? Link up! I can't wait to read about all your furry running partners!

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  1. Lucky Debbie to have so many furry friends... and certainly lucky for all of them to have Debbie, too. Fun read.


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