Cleary Lake Dog Park is a winner in my book! I heard from Mom that Katie and Emma went there a lot years ago, and Bailie had also been there several times. One person can only bring two dogs, so I never got to go because we were always three. Boy, it sure is a lot of fun racing around the twenty eight fenced acres!
Mom is always a bit nervous at this dog park because it is big, has tall grass, and wooded areas. She is always scared she will lose us. I guess thinking about it, I can understand. The moment our leashes come off, we take off, and close our ears. We do eventually decide to follow Mom because we don’t want to lose her, but we still keep a good distance in front of her, and are often out of sight.
Bailie really showed some maturity on our excursion. She stayed on the main path most of the time real close to Mom. When I was MIA, Bailie would help Mom get me to come back into sight. Since Mom’s nerves were frazzled by my being all over the place, she was thankful to have Bailie along!
It was cold and windy that day, but it was a good thing because all of the wet mess was frozen. Mom brought her Icebugs to wear on the ice. She could cruise around like there was nothing slippery at all. There were only three other people there, and they were all slow and scared of the ice. I think they thought Mom was nuts moving so fast on the ice. We dogs stayed off road or on the sides so we didn’t have to be on the ice much.
We stopped at one point for a photo together. It was not easy to reign me in, but I managed so sit for a few minutes in the wind.
While I was off going my own thing, Bailie had her own shadow to walk with. I would have felt bad if she was completely alone with Mom. Bailie is pretty tall, so she was very careful walking on the icy walkways.
My center of gravity being so long and short makes racing on ice a lot easier, but Mom is still careful and doesn’t want us to slip and fall. I figure that was a good excuse for me to stay off road for my racing activities most of our visit.
For me, it was all about running as fast as I could, and chasing scents through nature. It was truly amazing with no leash to hold me back.
Bailie did get tired of having to look for me all the time. She does look a bit put off, don’t you think? Mom would call me and I would not come, but if she said, “Madison, where’s Bailie?” I would pop out and go to Bailie.
For Bailie that game of being used as little sister locator was getting old, so she decided to work on some acrobatics, starting with a front paw stand. She did pretty well, don’t you think?
We had a blast for forty five minutes, and then Mom said it was time to get home and get back to her work. Naturally, we always have time for one more photo. It was super fun, and I hope we get to go back again soon. Rumor is Mom is going to hide from me to teach me to pay more attention to her. Not sure if that trick will work with me or not!
As soon as we got home, I crashed out for the rest of the day, no surprise I guess when a girl races around like a fool!
We are thankful for so many things including the Cleary Lake Dog Park, so we are joining Brian’s Home Blog in the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop! Visit some other blogs to see what they are thankful for.