It’s been a while since we’ve had a running buddy of the month. Meet Camo, an almost 2 year old Koolie mix from Queensland. Camo holds a special place in our heart because he was one of a litter of 7 orphaned puppies that came into our home when they were just one week old. It was quite a bit of work with three hourly bottle feeds around the clock in the early days, then the cleaning up when the pups figured out that solid food was as good to lie in as it was to eat! Still, it was a labour of love and we still love Camo lots!
Look at him now! He’s the most beautiful dog with a lovely happy nature. He’s been working through the Pooch to 5k program with his owner, Jackie, and really enjoying himself. Check out the smile in this photo; this is after his first 20 minute non-stop run. He’s a natural!
It’s not all been smooth sailing for Jackie and Camo. There have been some runs that were a struggle, but that happens to all of us, no matter what level we’re at. Jackie just took a step back, repeated a session or two then moved on. It won’t be long at all before they’ve hit that magical 5km mark.
Camo lives quite a way away from us these days, but we’re still hopeful that one day we’ll catch up with him again, and he can say hi to his Uncle Guinness and Uncle Cinnabar. Keep running, Camo 🙂