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.



We spent most of our time by the stream.


Sadie enjoyed lying in the cold water.





Luka spent his time exploring the stream.

Luka in the stream


Luka enjoys the stream

Luka going after the tennis ball

We also walked through the cool woods.



Park days are the best days of the week.


Luka actually slept on the way home.

Luka snoozes on the way home

Sadie spent the afternoon snoozing with the stuffed bear.


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.


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.




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.


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.


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


The dogs chased each other.

Luka chases Sadie


And ran around by themselves, too.



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).


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.