Today Jack and I hiked at Wilacre Park in Fryman Canyon. To start - this really highlighted how out of shape I am, YIKES! I'm sure doing this a few more times will get me on the road to recovery. On with the details!
The parking lot for this hike is located just off of Laurel Canyon Blvd. Parking is $1 for the entire day. The machine only takes exact change, so be prepared. I believe Jack and I only hiked half way today and turned around and came back the way we came. It was hot and I was hot and Jack was hot so I didn't want to push it as I didn't know how long the rest of the way was. The path was mostly paved and very wide. We passed (or were passed by) joggers, bikers, walkers and dogs. There was some shade along the path and a bench at the top with a lookout. We will definitely go back and try this again and do the WHOLE loop. Dogs are allowed on leash.
Today at the base of the hike Activate Drinks was handing out free samples of their vitamin water. I tried the Fruit Punch on the way up, and heading out they gave me a Lemon Lime for the road. The fruit punch was really sweet but refreshing, however I preferred the Lemon Lime to quench my thirst. I will for sure be seeking some more of this out in the future.
Finally as we were heading back down the mountain, a pair with a dog were like "can we bother you for a minute" so we stopped and chatted. Turns out they are casting a new dog show. It is by the same producers as SuperNanny and Real Housewives of New York. They are looking for misbehaving dogs so they can bring in trainers to save the day. Ironically, Jack was a perfect gentlemen all day with not a hint of his naughty side. I don't think our issues are severe enough to land us on the show - but maybe some of you are interested. The casting is for people within a 60mile radius of LA or Atlanta.
Sorry the pictures suck - I was busy getting my butt kicked up the hill.
I am happy to report that Jack and I have got loose leash walking down pretty darn good. This picture is us walking along a very busy street. That road used be a sure fire way to give Jack a melt down. Today I have a happy, attentive puppy.
I tried to make Jared take the camera while he walked Patrick "in case he [did] something cute". I was informed everything he does is cute and the camera would not be going! I will try to post more pictures of Patty Cakes!
Do you like free stuff? We sure do. Today we got our free Greenies samples in the mail. These were not the normal greenies, they were more like little cookies. They smelled minty and are supposed to help with stinky dog breath. The dogs like them, but I haven't checked their breath yet. I might have to get back to you on that!