Saturday, August 1, 2020

Snow Rd. Park with More Woods! by Roxy (Updated with pics on 8-3-20)



My first trip to Snow Road Park was so much fun!  It's even bigger and better than Fernhill with more opportunities to go off path and explore!  We only went on the main path today, but that means we have more areas to explore yet on future trips.  I really want to come back here again soon!  It's great for hot days because the woods path is mostly shade, unlike Fernhill that has more sunny places.  Between the two, I like this is my favorite.  Have you ever been here?

Trail to Greenbriar Commons
I see a pool and playground!
 On our next outing, I got to explore a side trail that mostly goes uphill all the way.  There is a bridge and a bench along the way.  The first time we went on it, we only went as far as the bench, but the next time we went all the way to the top and discovered it connects with an area called Greenbriar Commons!  There was a pool, a library, a playground and pickleball and bocce ball courts up there.  My mom was very excited about that.  There was a nice breeze up there and a bench to rest at. 
  
Hey, that's that path down there we came up on before!
 On another visit, we discovered another way down on a trail through the woods that comes out just a little way past the bridge.  It's fun to discover new things!

Another day we explored the wide open space on the other side of the park from the trail.  There are some woods over there too, but no hiking paths.

Last time we went, mom led us off the cement trail along a dirt trail that followed along the creek.  That was the most fun yet even though it was mostly flat.  There were some very narrow spots and at one point a little ditch that dad crossed first, then I jumped over and mom had to let go of my leash because she couldn't go as fast as me.  Dad had a little freak out, but he was able to pick it up pretty quick.  Sorry no picture of that.

I love walking at the parks and look forward to exploring a place called West Creek!  I highly recommend going to the park!  Woof!  Woof!

It's hard to remember to take pictures when you are having so much fun!

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

If Only . . . Hindsight is 20/20!

Last night Roxy jumped up on the window sill of our bedroom window.  I heard a racket and saw she had knocked out the screen, accidentally of course!  I keep having to remind myself she did not do it on purpose to get us mad.  We have no idea why she did that.  It could have been a neighbor or an animal crossing our yard, who knows?  Unfortunately, she can't tell us.  So, at 2:00 a.m. I went outside and tried to push it back in with no success.  My husband woke up and wanted to know why I was up.  He yelled at the dog and went outside to see if he could push it back in but couldn't do it either.

During the day I noticed there was some space along the side of the screen and light was coming in.  The top and bottom were still in place though and I was able to pop it back in like it should be.  I thought I had fixed it.  This is the same window she broke her head through the screen the second day we had her, Aug. 11, 2019.  She was so excited to see us return home from church!  A friend replaced the screen then for us and we haven't had any more problem until now.  

If only I had got the full screens instead of half screens when I replaced our windows, we wouldn't have this problem.  At the time I didn't see any need for full screens so wanted to save a bit of money and went with half screens.  The window company we used are out of business so now the only option is to replace the whole window.  I think we'll open it from the top at night for now without a screen.  Birds don't generally fly around at night, do they?  Insects like bees and wasps sleep at night, right?

Oh well, live and learn. 

The good news is that when Window Nation came to give us a free estimate on Tuesday, July 28, they were able to take out the screen all the way and put it back in for us with no charge! He was very nice and saved us $1,000!

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Happy 16th Gotcha Day to Spunky Doodle! (Feline Friday Blog Hop)

Today my mom surprised me with two new things:  a new soft pink bed just for me and a cat scratcher wave which I had to try out right away!
It tips!

Ooh, this is good!



This is very comfy, so soft and just my size!

Thanks, mom.  Happy Gotha Day, Spunky!

I felt bad I didn't get her anything last year so got her two things this year.  We've had her since she was a tiny kitten.  She was born to a stray and started as an outdoor cat but is now only an indoor cat.  She adjusted just fine.

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

Fun Times During These Hot Days! by Roxy

I am the one on top of the obstacle.
It's been so hot lately, in the 90s every day this week, that my mom decided to take me to doggie day care so I can be more active.  Otherwise she figured I would just lay around the house
ALL day.  She takes me on an early morning walk and then drives me to doggie daycare.  I like it very much.  It's fun to be with so many other dogs and have a big place to walk and run around in (my house is quite small).  There are two big indoor spaces and the outside space has shade in the morning, an obstacle to climb on and a pool.  I have not gone into the pool yet but like watching some of the other dogs play in the water.  Although it is hot, I am definitely more active at doggie daycare than I would be if I were at home.  I am not big on walking outside when it is upper 70s or higher.

I recommend doggie daycare to all dogs.  Woof!  Woof!

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Roxy's 1st Trip to Fernhill Park


Yesterday Roxy spent all day at the vet for her dental cleaning, a couple vaccines and to get microchipped.  It was a good day for it since it mostly rained all day and cleared up for her evening walk.  Anyhow, I felt bad for her so wanted to make it up to her.  Today we took Roxy to the Fernhill picnic area off Snow Road for the first time and boy, did she enjoy it!  It was only 69 degrees so a very good day to go with her there.  She likes cooler weather.

She made this video so she could tell you all about it!  After we got back, it was time for lunch and then she came with us to watch us play Pickleball.  She actually got to watch four others play too who were on the next court.  They were very impressed with her!

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