We stuck close to home this week with the exception of our post-agility walk.
|Barley loves going to tell her friends about what happened in agility in each week.|
The summer crowd is starting to slow down a little bit now that the 4th of July is over. Weekends are still pretty busy, but the state park has been virtually empty this week. Over the weekend, we ventured a couple towns over to Lakeshore Reservation, which gives us a little more shade and fewer people since it's not right down the street from the wineries and the restaurants like state park is.
It was a warm day and there were a lot of kids on the beach, so we stuck to the trails instead of playing on the beach. Last summer, the non-paved trails were really overgrown and I just don't enjoy walking through spider webs, so we've never spent much time on those trails. This week, though, we noticed they were well groomed and gave us a new place to explore.
One of my favorite features of this park is a sculpture garden. I don't know what the sculptures are supposed to be, but it's something a little different to enjoy as we walk along the lake.
Last week, Barley was more velcro than normal (and she's normally very velcro to begin with)--which is probably a result of boarding her. It was nice to see her starting to relax and be my smiley girl again this week.
When we were posing on the ledges trail last week, she had very little interest in sit-stays and it took a lot of bribery to get her to stay while I backed away far enough to get some of the pictures. This week, she was content to to get back to her "modeling." Her smile seemed to go on for days.
Until crashing waves threatened to get her tail--but she still tried really hard to keep her sit-stay . . .
Throughout our walks this week, there were comments from other trail users about her smile, her prancing, and her sweetness. I couldn't be happier to have the happiest dog in the world back.
Perfect weather this week lead to 4 walks at the state park this week and a total of 34.26 miles for the week. Happy FitDog Friday!