Hi everyone! Happy Fit Dog Friday! Yesterday we had a fantastic day hiking with our friends: Lia, Elli and Riko from Identity V+E! If you have not visited Lia's blog I would highly recommend it. Her blog is wonderful! It was so fun meeting them in person! Elli and Riko are SO cute! I just loved them!
Before we met up, I decided to play fetch with my dogs in the field across from the forest. I wanted to get some of that excess energy out so they would be on their best behavior for our meet up. This area is a designated off leash area and I wasn't sure how Phoenix would do. She has never successfully played fetch in a dog park situation before. I was hopeful but kept my expectations low. She did great! She retrieved every ball I threw! She only dropped one ball because another dog ran up to her and she got nervous but once that dog went away she picked her ball up and came right to me. It was amazing.
Zoe got into the fetch action as well! I was shocked that she actually wanted to play! She brought back all but one of the balls I threw! She was so into the game and it was so fun. I wish I got to see this dog more often. Usually she doesn't want to play my games!
After all the fetch, we met up with Lia, Riko and Elli and went for our hike. The trail at this park was pretty short but the crazy hills made up for it! Unfortunately, I forgot my camera in the car for the hike part of our day. We got the camera and took an "after" photo, though!
|Photo Credit: Identity V+E|
After our hike, we went to a food cart type place and then we went for another walk! We all had so much fun! These dogs did so well together! Both Phoenix and Riko are reactive but they are so well managed that they were fine! With proper introductions the dogs were at ease with each other. I could not have asked for a better day. I hope we can do this again some time and I really wish we lived closer to each other!
Have a great weekend everyone!