Gertie rattled her kennel early yesterday morning, and since I went to bed early Friday night, I hopped out of bed right away to let her and Duke out. I decided to walk my babies before going for a run, so they wouldn’t feel abandoned (and because their ensuing cries would’ve woken up the whole neighborhood if they had to watch me put my running/walking shoes on and leave the house without them).
I was all set to drive to Bever Park, when I thought, why don’t we try a new walk destination? So off to Noelridge we went. The dogs were pumped. The cool morning breeze egged on their friskiness, and their enthusiastic sniffing and snuffling made me smile.
First we checked out the gardens, and I tried (mostly successfully) not to let Duke trample the pansies in his effort to mark each and every petal.
The quacks and honks emanating from the lagoon attracted Duke and Gertie, so we headed over to check out the ducks and geese.
All in all, it was a smile-inducing walk at Noelridge Park. The fall color palette, with flowers still blooming and a variety of trees in different colors, makes it an extra scenic spot at this time of year.
Where do you walk with your dogs?