Sunday, May 29, 2011

My Sunday walk in the park

Well the young one is now five months old now, so it was time to take him to one of my favourite Auckland parks. The park is called Cornwall Park and is about 15 minutes drive away from where we live, so we also get to enjoy being chauffeured around.

Dogs are are allowed in this park as long as they are on a leash. I think this is because otherwise we would follow our noses and find the source of all those interesting cow pat and sheep deposit smells.

However Enzo and I managed to find enough other things to keep us busy like greeting other dogs and sniffing the smoke from people cooking food on the barbecues in the park, and generally leading our humans where we wanted to go.

Now Enzo is a worry sometimes as he thinks the light just shines only on him, but it was just the way mum took the photo below. However you can see he's finally starting to get Golden Retriever fur on his tail and legs, though he needs lots of practice walking on a leash. This was just a Sunday walk and not the stuff he is learning in obedience classes, so we didn't have to walk at "heal" all the time.
This photo shows the monument at the top of One Tree Hill, and half of the puppy! I tied to tell Enzo about the park, but he had his nose to the ground most of the time.

Below is the view from the top today. If you are interested have a look at one of my old posts  Climbing a volcano as I wrote about this park (and the views from the top) last year.

Then it was time for a quick photo opportunity with the autumn colours behind us. Even though it is autumn now here in New Zealand it is still quite warm. 

Bookend dogs - are his ears are bigger than mine?

 And then he is off again...

I hope you have all had a good weekend.


Wednesday, May 4, 2011