Sunday, July 15, 2012

dog days of summer

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Joseph and I booked this past weekend off and rented a car so that we could take the new puppy out on a couple field trips. On Friday we went into North Vancouver up to the Capilano Canyon area and the Cleveland Dam. The young puppy, who is still so stubborn when walking on a leash, took to the forest paths like a fish to water. We had some of the best walks yet with him trotting along and giving us a run for our money when hiking up the stairs at the end of the trail. He of course slept the whole way home and several hours more after that.

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On Saturday Joseph really wanted to take the dog to a beach, hoping that he would take like a fish to water in that regard too......but he did not. I think the waves scared him. But we parked up on the other side of Pacific Spirit Regional Park and hiked down through the trails which he loved. Spanish Banks beach has a nice dog-friendly section where we were able to meet a few pups. Turkish looked on in wonder as the other dogs swam out 40 feet with the tide fighting them.

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The little wrinkle monster did however love the beach. Finally something that would actually create holes when he digs! (not like that pesky concrete in the city)

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This was the best Joseph could get him to do. We'll try again when he's older — maybe somewhere without waves. And besides, it's not like we ever get in the water.

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elizabeth said...

wow, Joseph's hair is so long.

Sara said...

My dog didn't like swimming at first, but we threw him in and then he looked confused and now he's crazy for water!