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My second daily ritual after my morning coffee is to walk our two Golden Retrievers around the neighbourhood. Our dogs have a ton of energy to wear off and it gets me moving too! During the Winter, walking the dogs becomes more of a chore but in the warmer months it’s a great way to soak up that fresh air and sunshine!
I was really excited that our new home is also so close to the water and couldn’t wait to familiarize myself with my new surroundings.
Since we looked at the house in early Spring, we had only come to see the very edge of these trails. Then, still coated in snow, it was difficult to imagine everything in full bloom. What a fantastic surprise when the dogs and I came out of the clearing and ended up here!
As we walked the trail for the first time, I spotted this monarch butterfly caterpillar hiding under some milkweed.
And loved the simplicity of this small vine wrapped so tightly around this branch.
Genevieve and Murray were ecstatic when we ended our walk with a swim off the pebbly beach.
Walking the dogs has now become one of my favourite daily tasks.
We are having an absolutely beautiful Autumn day here. Perfect weather for walking the dogs! A nearby friend and blogger of Live, Love, Laugh, Meow & Woof recently became a dog owner and asked if we could coordinate a doggy date. This way they could get acquainted and their exercise all in one!
|Marlow munches on my shoes!|
Genevieve and Murray are extremely friendly and social so I knew they would all get along well. What I wasn’t sure about was how they’d walk with another person and dog accompanying us! It was definitely a little challenging but they were actually fairly well behaved. Of course Genevieve made sure to get as much lovies in as possible out of my friend before we parted ways but both her and Murray were pretty good!
|Marlow picks a shady spot for a nap!|
I was very pleased that they also were very good to Marlow (the puppy)! Mostly they were pretty aloof (like when Murray was standing on Marlow’s foot and didn’t seem to notice) but at the end there was a bit of play time! Leashes made it awkward to do much other than a playful bounce and paw but they seemed satisfied with that!
|Marlow gets fiesty with his new pal Murray!|