Dog Park

It’s been raining the past week. I’m really sad to say, but I think summer is coming towards an end. Fall seems to be showing it’s signs more and more. When I woke up this morning to clear skies, I knew we had to go do something outside. So, a few phone calls and Facebook conversations later, we were at University Lake, which I also found out is dog park. 

Which is cool, I guess. If you’re prepared for fifty thousand dogs that is. Literally, we probably saw 25+ dogs, all of different sizes and breads. They were all off lease (hence dog park) which was neat, but it can get a little chaotic when you also have toddlers walking around. Most the dogs were really nice – as were the owners- but one dog jumped on my friend’s little girl and not only scared the crap out of her but also scratched her neck! The owners (I think they were young college kids) were completely rude and motionless when they saw this. They just kept on walking and didn’t say sorry or anything! I couldn’t believe it. I had to hold my tongue back from  saying some things in front of them. It’s hard to be a good example in front of your kids sometimes! 

Now I know where to bring my dog for some play! He would certainly love running around in the mud and seeing all his other dog friends.

We ended up walking around the entire lake. Hard to believe that in 5 months that lake will be completely frozen! I’m not sure I’m ready for that. We were planning on feeding the ducks, but never really saw any. The kids were doing so good with walking that we just kept on going.

It was a nice walk and got us outside and a little exercise in. Now why I do I hear my toddler in his bed talking to himself instead of sleeping….

I’ve got some things to get done before nap time is over! Prep dinner, put laundry away, clean downstairs, rinse later repeat X 4!

Published by Samantha Mellen

Certified personal trainer & health coach helping women transform their lives through fitness, abundant mindset coaching and internal peace. Mom of two boys, living life in Alaska.

One thought on “Dog Park

  1. Funny that you say it's hard to believe that lake will freeze… I'm amazed that it's thawed! We visited that dog park ALL the time when we lived in Anchorage. I would even run there. I would just take the dogs (+ an extra one when I was feeling nice) and get a few miles in. The dogs love that place and we did too! Glad you found it.

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