I am convinced Whippet Boy can tell the time!
He knows exactly the time of day we usually go for our "constitutional" and if walkies doesn't seem to be happening, has even been known to fetch my handbag as a subtle reminder we are due to venture beyond home.
The walk is your dog's highlight of the day. This is where he or she gets to use their sense of smell, meet other dogs and check out the world beyond the familiar.
Whippet boy anticipates the occasion by becoming alert to my every move, I dare not mention the "W" word, even over the phone, lest those soulful brown eyes gaze accusingly should I not be ready to set off immediately.
I think "walkies" is my dog's very favourite word of human vocabulary.
One thing is for sure; both of us love our walks and I could not wish for a more obliging or persistent "personal trainer' than Whippet Boy!