These days walking my dog is a full body workout. He’s only 50 pounds in weight but damn can that dog pull.
Needless to say, he is a bit of a handful on the leash. He’s all muscle and has a vision of where he wants to go and how quickly he wants to get there. And most of the time, I don’t share the same vision.
That’s why I’m so thankful that my cute little town is building a dog park, appropriately called – The Bark Park. And yesterday we went to give it a test run.
Aside from napping, running is Bloo’s favorite past-time, especially in the snow. Which explains why the dog park for him is already a huge hit even without fencing and other dogs to play with.
The minute I let him off the leash, he pranced through the snow like this was the greatest day of his life. He dodged trees, leapt over fallen branches, and swiftly ran in circles so fast his lips flapped in the wind. I’m pretty sure he was a happy dog.
The park sits in the back lot of the town’s skating rink parking lot and overlooks the river. I can’t think of a more perfect spot to let my dog play and visit with his future friends.
A dog needs to be able to run off leash in a safe place and with others of his kind. I mean let’s face it, I can only walk so fast, but this guy can run like the dickens and needs exercise that I can’t easily provide on my own. I’m so thankful for our future dog park.
By the way, if you live in or around Waterbury, there is a dog park meeting on December 30th at 6:30pm. There is still more work to be done.
Whether you have a dog or not, I’m sure you can appreciate the feeling of freedom a dog feels when he can run off leash. I can only imagine it feels much like snowboarding down the mountain with a crisp breeze in your face, your friends riding beside you and your only care is which path you’ll take next.
We’re looking forward to playing in the Bark Park when it is finally complete. Visit Waterbury Unleashed for all the details.
We hope to see you out there.