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Runner's best friend

Originally Published: May 20, 2011
By Catherine Ryan

Finn, my energetic, Kooiker-collie mix, seemed like the perfect running buddy. But the half a dozen attempts I'd made to jog with him last year never went well. Finn, about 2 years old then, alternated between running at full speed and stopping to sniff every blade of grass and rock and tree and bush. I suppose I got a decent workout -- mostly in my upper-body from pulling Finn away from every fire hydrant on our path. The impossibility of hitting my stride, though, made me give up in frustration. ...

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