One of the ways we took advantage of the gorgeous weather this past weekend was by hitting a new off-leash park.
Halifax currently has two permanent dog parks at Point Pleasant and Seaview. However, there are also five “pilot projects”, which includes Sandy Lake. I am not sure how long they intend on running these experiments before making a decision, but I am hoping they will be around indefinitely.
Shiva has so much fun jumping over fallen trees and sniffing where she pleases. It is always a guaranteed way to tire her out. Sandy Lake isn’t very large but there are many “make your own” walking trails through the forest that make up for the lack of size.
There is also the lake. Technically, if you are one to follow rules, dogs are not allowed on the beach. Considering it is still very early in the season, we chose to ignore the posted signs. I am so glad we did.
See that black dot there? That is my dog, my dog, actually in the water. By herself. Of her own will. Almost swimming. It’s so unprecedented we just stood there, gawking.
As everyone knows, Shiva the Dog does not like the water. It is her only remaining fear – dare I say, was? She didn’t quite go deep enough to swim but the water was well over her belly. This is huge! We could be in for a very different summer this year. All thanks to the lure of a giant stick.