Finally we were able to go and get into some mischief at the dog park again! First it was too much rain, then it was too hot and finally we had a good day! As “dog parkers” know there are all kinds of dog parks, fenced, unfenced, partially fenced, with water, with gated water, with trails, just a play area etc. Our favorite one is the Cleary Lake Dog Park– 28 areas of fenced in trails and a gated pond. In the winter they even groom the trails so we can walk there yearround. Mom, Katie and I like big parks where we can walk and sometimes swim with plenty of tall grass and trees. This park is 28 acres fenced so that is
pretty nice! We don’t care much for parks where the humans just stand around and watch their dogs play as I am not much for playing with strangers, mom wants to walk and Katie is having issues with being older and not being able to play as much as she would like to. It makes her growly with other dogs that are too wild so we like Cleary Lake because we can walk, explore, sniff with others and move on. There is a pond too where we can swim but right now with the heat the water is bad (too much bacteria) so we can’t go in but it is gated,
so no problem. Mom buys us a yearly pass every year so we can go as often as we want to – yay!
We usually start our visits off with a walk around the perimeter trail to get warmed up for the trails in the middle. Katie and I walk on the path a lot but sometimes I have to jump out into the weeds because I know that there are little critters in the tall grass.
Sometimes there is something really nice and smelly on the ground which me, being a scent
hound, finds right away. I love to get on my back and just really roll in it. Mom has a fit and comes running after me screaming for me to get up but I don’t care – rolling in smelly stuff is so much fun and I feel so good afterwards!
We have so much fun just smelling the smells, seeing the critters and birdies and having a nice walk. Sometimes Katie and I each do our own thing and sometimes we check things out together or we even get a game of chase and wrestle going.
This park also has water on site so when it is not freezing out we can get a drink if we need one. The only bummer is that there is usually a mud puddle around the water station which I just love to lay down in but mom does not let me. My favorite time to do that is right before we are leaving and heading for the car. It is so funny to watch her reaction if I manage to make it into the mud puddle! I know, I am mischevious but it is so fun! Mom has been working more with her camera and took another class so she took over 100 pictures on our visit. I could not put all of them on my blog but I did decide to put a few of my favorites in the blog and also a short slide show of all our fun here and the end of my blog. That was our mischief at the dog park!
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