Friday, December 26, 2014

A Fit Dog Christmas Walk

Rocco's friend Nicky is staying with us again this week. And after all the holiday goodies, and several days of being stuck inside with rainy weather, Christmas day turned out to be the perfect day for a long dog walk to Piedmont Park.

We all needed it!

We headed toward the wetland restoration area of the park, an area that was uncovered during the park expansion in 2008. The springs and wetland ecosystem -- with six water sources --  had been hidden under lots of invasive overgrowth for years.

Now there's a natural path through the area, making it a lovely place to explore some nature right in the middle of the city.

Rocco and his buddy explore a rocky area.  There must have been some good wildlife here... something smells intriguing!

What's that sound? Likely a squirrel or chipmunk, or maybe some birds,

There's lots to explore!

On the way back through the park we stop to explore our shadows, too!

Rocco leapt up on this ledge to get a closer look at something... no idea what!

We hope you're having a terrific holiday week. Next week we head to Fort Lauderdale for a family wedding and some Fit Dog fun, too. Of course Rocco gets to come along!

Happy FitDog Friday! How have you managed the extra holiday goodies this season? I'm not used to having so many human treats around the house.  It's much easier to control Rocco's portions!

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  1. Looks like a great Christmas day walk. Hope you had a wonderful day with lots of goodies from Santa.

    1. Thanks pal! We always have fun when Nicky comes to visit!

  2. Looks like a beautiful day for a walk! Enjoy!

  3. Looks like a wonderful place for an extended pack walk!

  4. That is a great place to walk! I looks nice and clean too.

    1. Funny you say that. I was just thinking how their paws managed to stay white during that walk. They do keep it clean!

  5. What a fun walk Rocco! I see you remember how to walk on the wall like I taught you. We had such warm weather here I was getting 2 walks a day! Love Dolly

  6. You sure had some pretty weather. We had rain and overcast. Really yucky weather. :)

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