- Posted by Emma Witkowski
- On March 7, 2016
- 2 Comments
- 10 signs you're a dog walker, dog-walking, dogs, puppies, Toronto, Walk My Dog Toronto
1. Your calves have grown twice the size as they were before you started walking.
You can’t buy ultra skinny jeans anymore, because they just won’t fit over the giant impasse of calf muscle.
2. Dogs are now obsessed with you, wherever you go.
You’ll be walking along without dogs, yet you pass by dogs on the street, and they follow you with their eyes and turn their heads as you pass like:
Dog owners often say things like: “Oh, I’m sorry, Fido doesn’t normally jump up and try to make out with strangers.”
3. You know every little nook and cranny of your service area.
Mail carriers will pull up beside you in their vans and ask for directions. You are now the residential neighbourhood expert. You also know where every tiny patch of grass and every garbage can is within a ten-kilometre radius.
4. You become very comfortable with talking to yourself.
Or rather, with the dogs. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if you’re talking to keep them, or yourself sane.
5. You have no problem walking around in public with sweats on and hair tied.
Drake said it right in 2010, that’s when we’re the prettiest. With four dogs attached to you and muddy paw prints all over your clothes.
6. Walking becomes your default form of transportation.
Why would you bother taking the TTC when you can get to most places in a hour’s walk? No big deal when you’re walking five hours a day (or more) anyway.
7. Job stress isn’t really a thing anymore.
While you still experience stress when you’re running late, or when you have to deal with dogs who are grumpy or just don’t want to walk, it’s a different kind of stress. It’s the kind that goes away when you see these cute eyes looking up at you:
8. Bad weather doesn’t bother you that much, it just makes you feel like a badass.
It’s fun to hear people who work inside all day complain about the massive snow storm that hit the other day or the torrential downpour that sounded scary pounding down on their windows. You were out there with your numb toes and drenched hair, secretly loving every second of future bragging and/or complaining rights.
9. You develop the patience of a monk.
There is no avoiding it. It’s either learn how to calm yourself, or get annoyed every time you’re pulled in five different directions at once. Which is all day. Every day.
10. You actually look forward to working.
Our customers are so happy to see us every day they sometimes pee themselves. Who else can say that?
Walk My Dog Toronto offers dog-walking services in downtown Toronto. With easy online booking, we walk your dog while you are busy or at work. We give your dog love, socialization, and exercise, and we keep in touch with you every step of the way with our walk tracker.