Vacation 2012 – Dog park envy

(August 21, 2012)

Well, today, we are back on the road to go back home.  When I pack away my camping gear, I always leave the dogs in the car; windows wide open with a bowl of fresh water.  The car is left in the shade beneath the trees, and the fluffies are not underfoot.  The sad result is Jasmine and Fannie become antsy.  Soooo, on our way back home we stopped in Morrisburg to visit the brand new dog park. 

Can there be such a thing as dog park envy?

Morrisburg is a community located in the Seaway Valley, on Highway 2, about 30 mins West of Cornwall.  The South Dundas Park Pals worked long and hard to obtain the politicians’ approval and the public’s cooperation to create this great venue, and it paid off.  Jasmine and Fannie enjoyed a health break from the driving, and met new friends.

Here are the Keys in the small dog section of the park.  The sections, the first for small dogs, and the second for larger dogs, are two large fenced circles of land.  You find trees, and shade of course, in both areas, which are greatly needed on a day like today.  It is quite warm and humid.

Here are the dogs enjoying the space and luxury of the park.

Between the two sections, you can find a water fountain which is specifically for the dogs’ use.  By simply pressing the large silver button, water is poured in the bowl, and automatically shuts off after a few seconds.  No stagnant water here!  There is also a drain where the excess flows away.  Let it be known that this is actually the first time that Jasmine and Fannie drink from the same bowl.  Yes, they were very, very thirsty!

Large retail sponsors are recognized (very important in fundraising).  The park rules are clearly stated, and from what I could see, respected.  Yes, I left a very modest donation!

Close to the entry of the park, there is a touching tribute for many furry friends who left us to cross the rainbow bridge.  I tried to take pictures of a few.  Take a few moments to remember the ones who have left you, and snuggle the ones who are still with you.  There can never be enough snuggles. 

Finally, here is another picture of the keys, Fannie, still moving… I do have to work on her stays. 

P.S.   Don’t hesitate to click on the South Dundas Park Pals link.  They have a great website, and we can only learn from their great initiative.

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About The adventures of the piano keys

Hello there, A few years ago, I adopted a little white fluffy dog who I named Jasmine. Like any good intentioned dog owner, I registered for dog obedience classes. Little did I know how these lessons would go on to introducing me to the wonderful world of dog sports. Since then, Jasmine has participated in agility, flyball, and rally obedience events. We don’t expect to make any world team, but we love the training, competing, and most of, the chance of spending time together and having fun. In February 2011, I adopted a second dog, Fannie. This blog is a journal of our activities. Sit back, put your feet up, and I hope I can tease a smile out of you with our antics.
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One Response to Vacation 2012 – Dog park envy

  1. Lisa says:

    Wow, nice park! That group has done an amazing job pulling it all together — it can’t have been easy.

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