When I adopted Dreyfus last year, I made a promise to him (and to myself) that I would walk him twice/day, every day, weather permitting. A big strong fella like Dreyfus needs exercise, after all! To make the math easier, I made a goal to walk him 700 times during my first year with him. With three weeks to go before our anniversary, I had a comfortable "20-walk cushion" to make my target of 700. Unfortunately, his recent health issues caused me to blow through the entire cushion. I think I ended up just barely missing my intended goal of 700 walks.

Here's an interesting statistic: The shortest of our walk routes is 3/4 mile, and the longest is almost two miles, I probably walked Dreyfus at least 600 miles this year! That's 4200 dog-miles!