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.



FiveSibesMom said...

What a fun walk and a very pretty park! Great pics of you guys! Enjoy your weekend! Looks like you are off to a great start!

Angus said...

Great photo on Enzo with the angelic, heavely light shining on him .

rottrover said...

Don'tlose patience, Riley; he'll come around. You have a lot to teach Enzo!!

Rottie Kisses~

sprinkles said...

That park is so green and pretty! Looks like you had a fun day together.

Mrs. JP said...

Riley looks so regal. Enzo looks looks so teenager like..LOL Enzo is so blessed to have a big brother like Riley. I like the "autumn" photo and the one where the light from heaven on shining on Enzo (good one).
Enzo's ears do look bigger,,,,he'll grow into them. Our Charlie (German Shepherd) is still growing into his--looks like a satellite on his head.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Great photos of you both and I'm glad you're having a great time together--You have so much to teach him Riley, like whose ears should be listening! :-))))

Sue said...

Your header is so wonderful. It makes us smile whenever we look at it. Training a new kid is tough work, but it looks like you have it under control.
Morgan, Tsar and the Porties

Lexi and Jasper the Danes said...

Cornwal Park is one of our favouties :) Sadly the cows and the sheep don't want to play with us :(

Licks and lots of slobber,
Lexi and Jasper the Danes

Jacqueline said...

Great photos and post=you guys are too cute for words!...It looks like you both enjoyed a fun adventure together in the Park...We hope you handsome boys have a happy weekend together, sweet friends...smoochies...Calle, Halle, Sukki