The dog parks have all been super wet lately. I guess it’s a side effect of spring, and all the flooding Winnipeg has been having lately. Leash walks around the neighbourhood are OK, but sometimes a Pug just needs to run leash-free.
After days of sighing and pouting, mum finally gave in. She still didn’t want the hassle of wading through the dog park so she came up with an alternative, the path into the forest behind my yard. I haven’t been there since the winter when I went with Molly.
This is one of the nicest things about our neighbourhood; you get to the end of our street and you have a choice. Turn right and you walk down residential streets, turn left and you walk onto a trail that leads you into a forest.
Because it was just the two of us and because there were no other humans in sight, I was permitted to run free and without a leash.
It was pretty dry, providing we stayed on the main path. Here is what we found when we went down a lesser-used route.
A bit too wet for me, thank you. So we turned around and went back onto the main trail. After passing by some scary dogs we soon came up on another set of large animals.
What you see on the left of the picture is the fences of the houses on this route. Many yards have salt licks on the fences so the deer will come around. These deer let us get quite close before calmly slipping back into the forest. Not much further up the path were another couple of deer.
I must have gotten a bit distracted in all my sniffing; at one point I looked up and mum was gone! I looked around and realized we’d gotten to the school yard, marking the end of the trail-part of the walk. Mum was half way across the yard before I was able to catch up with her.
I was ready to head home so I leashed up and off we went down the street to our home.