Toby here to explain just why you humans simply must bundle up, put on crampons, grab an umbrella, or put on the sunscreen, or whatever ridiculous preparations (no doubt time-consuming) you require, and take your dog for a walk no matter how icy, frigid, hot, or rainy it is.
We have very important things to do (VITTD). Humans seem by turns to be annoyed or oblivious to most of our VITTD, so I thought I'd do a public service announcement on behalf of dogs everywhere today.
Your Dog's Top 5 VITTD
#1. Checking PeeMail.
People, you know how much time you spend on email, Pinterest, and Facebook. We see you. You can spare us a few minutes to check ours.
And unlike humans, we dogs are always civil and respectful in our discourse on social media, unless we take garlic for fleas.
#3. Checking duck security.
Or tree rats. Or cats. And in rare cases, opossums, mice, or snakes. You are welcome.
#4. Greeting the neighbors.
For the really friendly ones, a little pee on their fence is our equivalent to a friendly wave.
Some give us the cold shoulder, but we say hi anyway. We're dogs. We're naturally neighborly like that.
And last, but certainly not least:
This public service announcement has been approved by Toby on behalf of dogs everywhere. If your dog has other VITTD, he'd love to hear about it in a comment.