Friday, October 1, 2010

Dog-Friendly Atlanta: A stroll through Winn Park

Sometimes a dog and his people just need to take time out of their busy lives and take an afternoon stroll through a lovely park, with fields and streams, and a few squirrels too!

We started our stroll at the Iris Garden entrance of Winn Park, nestled amongst the winding streets of Ansley Park, just minutes from Midtown Atlanta. 

You'd never know the busy business district is just minutes away!

Can you spot the wild Havanese in his native habitat?!!

It's Cosmo Havanese! Stopping to cool off in a clear, cool stream.

The pond is a lovely place to stop and relax...

... and watch the gold fish swim, the mighty oaks reflected in the clear pond water. 

What's caught Cosmo's eye? A squirrel, of course! 

This post comes just in time for the first day of National Walk Your Dog Week, October 1-7, founded by pet lifestyle expert and animal behaviorist Colleen Paige and sponsored by the Animal Miracle Network. Paige created National Walk Your Dog Week to bring awareness to the increasing problem of canine behavior issues and canine obesity in America. 

So what are you waiting for!! Get off the sofa and take your doggie for a walk, right now! It's good for both of you! I'm heading out the door with Cosmo just as soon as I hit "Publish." Ta-Da!

See you outside.


  1. Wow! What wonderful pictures! Beautiful!


  2. Cosmo, what a cool park you get to walk in! Mom and I went to a park the rain! Yep nothing much stops us! We didn't realize it was national walk your dog week...thanks for letting us know!


  3. thanks for nudging my mom to walk my more.

    love you.


  4. Hey, great post, Diane and Cosmo. Thanks for the heads-up on national Walk Your Dog Week!

  5. Cosmo,
    October is Squirrel Awareness Month, like we needed a reminder to be aware,

  6. Great pics of you and Cosmo! Winn Park looks like a lovely place for me and the one-eye beast to explore. We'll have to take advantage of this beautiful weather and check it out!

  7. Thanks pals! It is a lovely park, lots of squirrels and not too many dogs so the squirrels are all mine!! BOL!

    Your pal,

  8. Oh Cosmo what great walks you go on, that Park looks lovely wish we could go walking there together !!

  9. What beautiful photos. Thanks for the reminder about National Walk Your Dog Week!

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