Zoe is always ready for any outdoor adventure, and as long as the weather is right I'm always ready to take her on one. Yesterday evening we headed out to our favorite dog park, Millie Bush Bark Park.
I always make sure to bring a tennis ball since fetch is Zoe's number one game of choice. It's pretty amazing how much she's matured recently. She used to spend her time here stealing other dog's toys to get them to chase her. Or wrestling with another dog who was up for it. Now she doesn't even pay attention to the other dogs. All she wants is her ball.
I sure do love seeing this look on her face as I lift the chuck-it. She's got her eye on the prize for sure.
Shake it off! Usually she waits till she's as close to me as possible to shake the water off. "There is nothing more affectionate than a wet dog"
With the weather getting much warmer we headed out to Washington on the Brazos State Park yesterday. It's better to go before it gets too hot and when the wildflowers are in season.
Zoe enjoyed every bit of it. We were accompanied by my parents and their dog, Cassie.
Of course Zoe paid no mind to the "no swimming" sign. She really does have a water addiction. No worries though, I did make her get out after snapping this photo.
We really couldn't have asked for a more beautiful day. It was just breathtaking!
She was quite curious about all the Bluebonnets, thankfully she didn't try to eat them. BOL!
Getting her to sit still for a photo was nearly impossible so most of my photos ended up being "butt shots." Oy!
I must say that I am very proud of how well Zoe did walking these trails off leash, even with lots of people around. She would walk a little ahead of us but turn around to make sure we were still within a good distance of her. I can't wait to go back next year.
We spent the better half of our mornings at Millie Bush Bark Park this weekend. Zoe is more focused then ever on fetching her tennis ball. She's matured so much in the last few months that she doesn't even pay attention to what is going on with other dogs at the park.
I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. Other dogs will come up to her wanting to play and she just ignores them waiting for her ball to be thrown again.
I guess the important thing is she is getting lots of exercise. A tired dog is a good dog after all. The weather wasn't too bad this weekend either. Still cloudy and windy but not a single drop of rain.
With the warmer temperatures, Zoe was in the water more often than not.
She's loved the water since the first time we brought her here at 4 months old. Though she didn't start retrieving until she was about 6 months or so.
It's so nice having so much land near our apartment and being able to take Zoe on long nature walks. The weather has been so perfect this week, and I can't even make excuses not to take my dog out for a long walk.
Zoe is doing so good off leash these days, though I still keep treats in my pocket just in case.
I have a love / hate relationship with Southeast Texas and I just hope there are quite a few more days like this to enjoy before it starts to get too hot.
And Zoe approves. She hardly ever laid in her old bed and used it mostly to eat rawhide bones and treats. So, this makes me happy to see her enjoying the new bed I picked up from HomeGoods. For $20 bucks I'd say this was a steal!
Yesterday morning Daniel and I took Zoe out to Millie Bush Bark Park. It was cloudy and a bit chilly, yet so beautiful and perfect for playing a game of fetch.
There is never anything bad I can say about this park and I'm so glad almost all the cracks in the ground from last Summer's drought have filled in. I've only started going to this park since last May and this is the greenest I've seen it.
I guess Zoe was the only one brave enough to get in the cold lake. That's my dog! :)
Though I wish she wouldn't drink the water. They do have dog and human water fountains ya know!
While the sun was playing peek-a-boo, Zoe was enjoying a game of fetch. It takes a lot longer to slow her down on cooler days like this.
This morning I took Zoe for a walk to the near-by bayou. Sadly, it was long over due and I feel like a horrible pet parent this week. So, before I started working on anything this morning I put Zoe in her harness, grabbed the leash and off we went.
Lots of new smells in the air as Spring is approaching. I'm looking forward to seeing this field covered in wild flowers.
It was a little muggy this morning but luckily Zoe knows how to enjoy a nice swim when she gets too hot.
Hi, I'm Alison and I have an 2 year old black lab mix named Zoe. She was found wandering around by herself near a highway at just 5 weeks old. While her story begins sad, she has had nothing short of a spoiled, happy and healthy life since coming home with me and my boyfriend.
Hi, I'm Alison and I have an 1 year old black lab mix named Zoe. She was found wandering around by herself near a highway at just 5 weeks old. While her story begins sad, she has had nothing short of a spoiled, happy and healthy life since coming home with me and my boyfriend.