I know that quite a few of my regular readers are also pet owners. Those of you who own dogs – do you take your dog out for big walks or “adventures” on a regular basis?
We’re lucky living in the city that we live in – we have beautiful parks, hiking trails, beaches right on one of the Great Lakes (Lake Ontario) – hmmm and I’m talking in relation to being a dog owner – but that’s pretty good as far as just living in the city too. Right?
Anyway, for most of the year, with the exception of the coldest months of the year (December through March) we try to our Labrador Retriever for special hikes in some of our favorite parks or take her to the beach for a swim. There’s this area in Toronto called Cherry beach that has a section of beach where dog owners can take their dogs and let them run off leash on the beach and they just love it. We take Midnight there as much as we can in summer as she just loves to swim and play with other dogs.
Just about two weeks ago – on our Canadian Thanksgiving – my husband and I took Midnight to one of our favorite off leash hiking trails. It has a pond that she loves to dip in at the end of her long walk near some steel buildings and she just loves running along the trail exploring and waiting for us to catch up to her.
I’d love to be able to take her to the beach or to one of the parks where we go for hikes almost every day but that’s just not possible, but we do try to take her to those kind of places about twice a week. The rest of the time she gets walked at least twice a day – big long walks, so she’s well exercised.
So back to my question – do you take your dog on adventures?