Monday, 29 September 2014

A 'Bet' Day

I've been away in Nova Scotia doing a seminar. I didn't get home till 12:30 last night and my BFF was beside herself to see me. She danced and carried on - quite unlike her - and wouldn't let me sleep after I crawled into bed. I took that as a hint, so when it turned out I had to make a trip to the city today to buy a new router for the computer, I decided it was a good day to make a 'Bet Day'.

After Mark left for work, I went out to say 'hi' to the Siberians, did a few chores, loaded up my Surly bike, and my Border Collie.

We ran a few errands, got the new router and then headed over to Terwilliger Park. Bet doesn't often pay much attention to where we are driving, but she does know the road into the sprawling dog park, even though it had been over a year since we had been.

I'm not a big fan of dog parks, but this one is SPECIAL!!! Framed on three sides by the North Saskatchewan River this is a 460 acre JEWEL in the middle of a city. It is covered with trails for walkers, bikers, and off leash dogs!!!!

 The North Saskatchewan was quite low, so we were even able to bike alongside the river in a few spots!

Are you sure we should have taken that right turn Bet???? Last time I'm listening to you!!!
Bet isn't big on other dogs interacting with her - she's not scared, but thinks they lack manners and couth. Thankfully, with all the room and trails we can avoid a good number of the big packs of dogs.

 She even acted like a 'dog', waded into the river and had drink of water!!! SHOCKING!!

It was a glorious fall day and it was hard to eventually start to work our way back to the van - despite our tired bodies!

Taking a break along the river!

Bet - did you enjoy your 'Bet Day'???? Bet??????

I'll take that as a 'yes'.


Lydia Martin said...

What a great blog post! My kind of day...:)

Nancy Hermle said...

Now that is some kind of dog park! I was thinking the small fenced in variety that has a lone tree and a few benches.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Wow, that is quite a fun outing!