Monthly Archives: June, 2010

Each moment in time we have it all, even when we think we don’t. ~ Melody Beattie

The heat returned this weekend so we arrived at the park early to beat the heat. It was a gorgeous day.

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We spent most of our time by the stream.

Stream

Sadie enjoyed lying in the cold water.

Sadie

Sadie

Sadie

Sadie

Luka spent his time exploring the stream.

Luka in the stream

Luka

Luka enjoys the stream

Luka going after the tennis ball

We also walked through the cool woods.

Exploring

Flower

Park days are the best days of the week.

Sadie

Luka actually slept on the way home.

Luka snoozes on the way home

Sadie spent the afternoon snoozing with the stuffed bear.

Sadie

Luka snuggled the same bear later in the evening.

Luka sleeping with bear

It was a quiet night around my house. Both socks now have heels.

Socks

There’s just something about dogs that makes you feel good. You come home; they’re thrilled to see you. They’re good for the ego. ~ Janet Schulman

What a difference a week makes.

Last week at the park the dogs and I struggled to stay cool. This week it was 50 degrees colder and the sun was not a factor.

Foggy day

In many ways, I prefer this kind of weather for the park. It’s not nearly as nice for me, but I can let the dogs run to their hearts’ content and not worry about them getting too hot.

Luka about to run up the hill

Sadie runs

We did a lot of exploring this week. We walked through the woods.

Sadie in the woods

We wandered through the fields.

Luka explores the field

And someone found yummy stuff to roll in.

Luka rolls in something

They also posed nicely for pictures.

Sadie

Luka

Sadie

One thing I love about adopting a new dog is discovering who he/she is and the quirks of his/her personality. Luka continues to show his uniqueness. When he’s on land, he’s not that interested in tennis balls. He’ll sometimes play with one at home, but he doesn’t fetch. However, once he gets in the stream he starts hunting for tennis balls.

Luka climbing down waterfall

He’s persistent.

Luka looks for a ball

And always successful.

Luka found a ball!

Once he finds the ball he start playing fetch with himself (dropping the ball and then chasing it down the stream).

Luka going for the tennis ball

I love to watch him do this. I think Sadie enjoys it, too.

Sadie looks at Luka

You can watch, too. I couldn’t figure out how to embed the video in this post, but you can see it here.

Sadie is always exhausted after our trips to the park, but Luka usually takes a short nap and is ready to play an hour or so after we arrive home. This week I made sure we walked more than we usually do. Finally, Luka was tired when we got home.

Luka pooped from the dog park

He slept all evening. Victory!

I was able to work on my socks without interruption.

Socks

The most affectionate creature in the world is a wet dog. ~ Ambrose Bierce

Our trip to the park this week can be summed up in one word: hot. We did a little bit of walking through the fields.

Sadie and Luka

Luka dawdled behind me at one point and then raced to catch up.

Luka

We spent most of our time in the woods by the stream.

Trail

The dogs chased each other.

Luka chases Sadie

Sadie

And ran around by themselves, too.

Sadie

Luka

Luka explored the rocks.

Luka on the rocks

And they both enjoyed cooling off in the water.

Sadie and Luka

Sadie was soaked (and kept wanting to snuggle me so I was soaked, too).

Sadie

She wanted to keep playing, but she was very tired.

Sadie

She dug a hole in the dirt and rested.

Sadie

Luka rested in the shade, too.

Luka

We had a lot of fun and the heat was exhausting. After we arrived home we all fell asleep. (Sadie got a head start: she slept the entire drive home.)

Finally, there are new socks on the needles.

Socks

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