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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

K is for KISSIN' KUZZINS

Two weekends ago, I took Tegan to meet her "cousin" Angus - my sister's West Highland Terrier.  He is now 11 years old and we weren't quite sure how the two dogs would get along.  But, they hit it off and had a great day!  It was like they were kindred spirits right from the start.

As soon as I got to my sister's place, they both hopped in my car and off we went to Cates Park over in North Vancouver.  It's a really beautiful park with lots of woodland trails.  On about half the trails, dogs are allowed to be off leash, but on the other half they must be leashed.  We started at the off leash section so they could run off some energy before having to abide by the rules.  We ran into a friend of my sister's, who had four more West Highland Terriers with her.  So there we were - three ladies with six white dogs (5 Westies and 1 Lab puppy) running tightly-knitted along the trails.
I not only took photos of Tegan and Angus, but also of some of the area in the woods.  There are lots of giant cedars, Douglas fir, and big-leafed maples with bright green moss growing at the foot and other trees with tangled, knotted-looking roots growing above the ground.  There are gorgeous views over Indian Arm that leads to Burrard Inlet, sandy beaches with miles of waterfront trails, a great playground for children, picnic shelters, and a display of native totem poles.



After walking for about an hour, we decided to head back to my sister's place for lunch and let the poochies play in her yard.  Her yard is completely fenced and is so big it's like a private dog park!  We kept checking on them, but they were acting kooky running around playing before finally resting together on her huge patio out front.  I think you'll enjoy the photos I put together in a story format and don't forget to turn up your sound for the ambience. And you'll see why I titled this post "Kissin' Kuzzins."
Click to play this Smilebox slideshow

25 comments:

Kay L. Davies said...

I had to switch to my other browser (Safari instead of Google Chrome, because I can't update Chrome on my iMac) but the slide show came out beautifully. The music is perfect, Leslie.
It will be interesting to see who is Top Dog when Tegan is three times the size of Angus. I'm betting Angus will still be boss.
I also enjoyed the North Shore scenery, and the sight of Indian Arm almost made me cry with homesickness.
K

anthonynorth said...

That looks a lovely place.

Roger Owen Green said...

A nifty gathering. And it DOES look nice.

Mar said...

It looks like a lovely place!

K is for...

Reader Wil said...

Thanks for the lovely walk with the dogs. The woods look like the Tassie woods. Beautiful. At this moment it is so dry here that the water level of the rivers is really too low. We have to be alert to bushfires as well. Strange, because it freezes now.
Leslie, have a great week!
Wil, ABCW Team.

Rajesh said...

Beautiful place. Wonderful outing for the dogs.

ewok1993 said...

doggie playdate!!!!

Carver said...

Your commentary cracked me up. The dogs were so cute together. Looks like a great place to walk.

Hildred said...

Lovely, Leslie. So sweet, - I do look forward to your Smileboxes each week and this is a real keeper.

Cindi Summerlin said...

Kute!!!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Great post and wonderful photography ~ Enjoy ^_^

Thanks for coming by and commenting ~

W. Latane Barton said...

A lovely walk through the enchanted woods.

Hazel Ceej said...

The cousins were having a great time! A big yard sounds ideal for playful paws.

Nora at Island Rambles said...

so very cute, love that smile box makes me smile for sure...your puppy is very well behaved! And the scenery is pretty nice too!

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

love the tangle of tree roots

Mai said...

they're too cute! love the story and the music that goes with it. smiling all the way through. :)

Lise said...

What a beautiful trail! And it sounds like a delightful day:)

LONDONLULU said...

The Kutest day out!:) I love those amazing trees too.

Joy said...

That wood looks like doggie heaven, plenty to explore and smell. What a cute bunch of dogs.

Russell said...

Lots of fun. Enjoyed the slide show and the music.

A year from now Tegan will be towering over her cousin but now they are close to the same size.

Beautiful country and two very nice dogs!

Chubskulit Rose said...

Love, love, love that last shot you took!

Korean Friends

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Zac Montoya said...

Adorable pups and a very beautiful area for walking

Meryl said...

Oh how fun - great photos, fun music and magnificent scenery. Those trails looked awesome!

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