The heat returned this weekend so we arrived at the park early to beat the heat. It was a gorgeous day.
We spent most of our time by the stream.
Sadie enjoyed lying in the cold water.
Luka spent his time exploring the stream.
We also walked through the cool woods.
Park days are the best days of the week.
Luka actually slept on the way home.
Sadie spent the afternoon snoozing with the stuffed bear.
Luka snuggled the same bear later in the evening.
It was a quiet night around my house. Both socks now have heels.
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.
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.
We did a lot of exploring this week. We walked through the woods.
We wandered through the fields.
And someone found yummy stuff to roll in.
They also posed nicely for pictures.
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.
And always successful.
Once he finds the ball he start playing fetch with himself (dropping the ball and then chasing it down the stream).
I love to watch him do this. I think Sadie enjoys it, too.
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.
He slept all evening. Victory!
I was able to work on my socks without interruption.
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.
Luka dawdled behind me at one point and then raced to catch up.
We spent most of our time in the woods by the stream.
The dogs chased each other.
And ran around by themselves, too.
Luka explored the rocks.
And they both enjoyed cooling off in the water.
Sadie was soaked (and kept wanting to snuggle me so I was soaked, too).
She wanted to keep playing, but she was very tired.
She dug a hole in the dirt and rested.
Luka rested in the shade, too.
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.