Easy Breezy Walk in the Park
March 4, 2011 § 6 Comments
I have always been a big fan of West Coast Park, partly because of the family-friendly atmosphere and partly because it’s relatively close to home. Our first park outing with Maple was to the West Coast Park Dog Run, which is a separate segment altogether and accessible via a different carpark entrance. This time around, we took Maple on an easy stroll through the main park area itself.
What I like about West Coast Park is that it offers a multitude of new experiences for Maple, thereby awakening her senses and giving her the oppotunity to learn about the world around her. I think a park also serves as a safe and relaxing training ground for dogs learning to socialize with humans and practicing to walk on a lead. Both MM and I know that Maple can really use some more practice with the ‘Heel’ command!
As we meandered leisurely through the shaded footpaths, we came across families camping out in tents; kids taking roller-blading lessons; adults riding bicycles; couples peddling on go-karts; athletes running; and outdoor enthusiasts flying their kites! It was such a warm and wonderful afternoon—everyone seemed to be in good spirits.
Wish we could have stayed a little longer to explore more of the park but our tummies were rumbling, signalling that it was time to head home for dinner. If Maple could have it her way, though, I think she would much rather order takeout from McDonalds, pitch a tent, and sleep under the stars at West Coast Park!