Out and About on a Rare Overcast Tucson Day

Out and About on a Rare Overcast Tucson Day

A couple of weekends ago, the pups and I woke up to a chillier overcast day for Tucson. We headed out to Agua Caliente Park to explore a new place.

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Roaming the Rillito River Park Path

Roaming the Rillito River Park Path

Loop between Brandi Fenton Park and North Swan Road

Bernie, Lizzie, and I have a few walks that we just love. One of them is the 3.5 mile section of the Rillito River Park pathway between Brandi Fenton Memorial Park and N. Swan Road.

This pathway offers a nice mix of paved pathway and soft trail to help vary your route. There are also numerous features along the way that I like to use for training opportunities.

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Queen of the Mountain!

Queen of the Mountain!

Monday afternoon, the Doodles and I headed over to Brandi Fenton Park for a short walk and a long dog park visit.

To change up the pace, we went into the large dog park where Lizzie immediately discovered the concrete tunnel. Within minutes she was running over the hill and following her brother through the tunnel.

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Lizzie Comes Out of her Shell at La Encantada

Lizzie Comes Out of her Shell at La Encantada

Lizzie and I spent special one-on-one socialization time together at LaEncantada Shopping Center walking around, sniffing, meeting people, and even practicing a few down-stays.

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Bernie Smiling During His First Off-Leash Hike

Bernie Smiling During His First Off-Leash Hike

Sunday morning Bernie and I headed out to Oro Valley to meet up with the Blaker family for a Ruff House Pack Hike they had organized for clients.

As we walked toward the off-the-radar trail head, all of the dogs were on leash and getting to know one another. Bernie was in heaven with all of the new sniffs.

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Making New Friends at the Dog Park

Making New Friends at the Dog Park

After three weeks at home, both Bernie and Lizzie were thrilled to spend an evening enjoying the cool crisp desert air at Naranja Dog Park chasing their Chuckit balls, wrestling with one another, and making some new friends. 

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Home Spaw Experience

Home Spaw Experience

Time for a paw bath!

After afternoon walks through our new neighborhood of dense Sonoran Desert flatland, Bernie and Lizzie McSquare can have some dusty and grimy paws. 

Thankfully, our home has a separate tub with a flexible rainfall shower head extender that makes washing and rinsing just their paws a quick and easy task.

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Exploring the Tucson Botanical Gardens During the Dog Days of Summer

Exploring the Tucson Botanical Gardens During the Dog Days of Summer

From June through September, the Tucson Botanical Gardens opens their desert oasis to well-behaved leashed dogs for the Dog Days of Summer. Last Monday, the McSquare pack spent three hours meandering the pathways and enjoying breakfast at Cafe Botanica..

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