Sorry Dexter, but The Maven and I are on a mission with a deadline! This Friday she and you and Darcy will be moving back to your place. Now that she is finally feeling better, we are determined to explore a bit as we test her stamina limits.
In our quest to find some interesting and varied places to walk, out of the heat, we discovered a hidden gem, Lacy Park, in San Marino (near Pasadena) (it's a private park, but FREE to the public during weekdays):
The day was overcast and that was fine with us as The Valley has been experiencing some pretty warm temps the last couple of weeks.
The day we walked around Lacy Park it actually rained! Not a teeming Florida rain, mind you, but a significant amount enough to qualify as decent rainfall.
Loved the green of this park and the interesting looking trees.
Bostons didn't come this day, but there were lots of canines here and I'm determined to get them and Mr. Tennis to this place before we move.
Besides, look what else I found here that Mr. T would like:
Today, however, much to the cats' chagrin (relief?), The Maven and I decided to head for the hills with The Bostons.
The Hollywood Hills and Laurel Canyon Dog Park off the well known Mulholland Drive.
A crazy, busy dog park on the weekends, we found it pretty quiet today.
There are always lots of Doggie Day Cares here and we saw about four different ones today. Anybody watching the Day Care wranglers with their dogs would be amused at the single file formation they adapt when heading back to their trucks and vans. Then they wait patiently in a holding pen and wait for the word to board. We watched one group of about eight dogs get into the back of an SUV, one by one, with nary a woof or growl.
Sadie and Panda made friends with an Italian Greyhound named Opie, who outran Sadie, a hard thing to do.
I think they all liked each other because of their similar markings.
Although Opie looked model-thin in comparison to the BTs.
As if The Maven hasn't had enough issues with vertigo, we took the slow way home so we could drive through the Hollywood Hills a bit. I thought you all might like a chance to
get seasick see the twists and turns and houses we saw along the way. Look away if its too much, or you can't take my driving techniques. It's a bit of a bumpy ride!
And don't worry, Panda lay down when we got back and told Darcy all about it.
Have a great week ahead!