Friday, July 13, 2012

Sauntering in the City

 Our city is alive right now
with tourists, vendors, and an extensive
canopied tree cover.
With Jim approaching me gingerly 
carrying 
my portable water bowl....

 I can pant and feel more refreshed after walking around
our Public Gardens.

 You see I'm not allowed inside these Gardens
because of a city by-law
which I do respect.

All that Victorian Garden beauty wouldn't
look like this if I and a zillion other doggies were 
permitted entrance...you know what we'd do!

 So casing the joint involves
walking the perimeter
which we do a couple of times
just so we can get some exercise
and see some of the city sites!

like this statue of
Sir Walter Scott
I feel so dignified now....!

 Across the street from the Public Gardens,
this very cool 
(due to the trees and layout) 
walkway and park
permits my kind....

 so Jim and I sit close to the fountain
waiting for a bit of the spray
to waft over and cool us off...
and
guess what
it does.

Always!

~~~love this moment~~~


36 comments:

  1. Sophie, we've said this before, but we hope the local tourism board slips you some kibble - your blog makes us want to visit your city every time!!

    -Bart and Ruby

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    1. N.S. Tourism...oh yoohoo, N.S. Tourism....this'll cost you!LOL

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  2. Ditto rottover. We are allowed in public parks but leashed and armed with the old poopa scoopa. Problem is they are usually full of squirrels which means back ache for the human. Have a great Friday to you and yours.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. I guess our small part of the universe appears to be all "Lovin' Spoonfuls" etc...but there are moments...really major 'not so much' fun moments!

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  3. Hi Y'all!

    Wow! That's beautiful. Wish my Humans would bring me there to see it all...maybe I'd meet y'all on the beach. Thing is, my Humans won't travel in the summer unless they have to run home for some reason. :(

    Y'all come by now,
    Hawk aka BrownDog

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    1. Summer travel can be so hard on everyone...people, cars, people, trucks, people, vans....you get my point...so we can and will pretend....Hawk.!!!

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  4. Great area to visit but I think you enjoy the beach better Sophie!!

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    1. I do enjoy the beach the most but the city has all these interesting smells...yummy smells!

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  5. We have to spend more time in the city Soph so you can get used to the 'do's and don'ts'.It's a lot different from the beach!!!

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    1. It sure is...but you know...I am more attentive and alert...did you notice?

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  6. What a gorgeous park! The fountain looks very inviting though. I suppose that's why it's fenced.....

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    1. Fountains can be dangerous for young people so I think they have to be fenced off! Too bad this has to be a consideration but being safe is the best choice!

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  7. I am allowed off my lead in my park but my Mumu won't let me because I get carried away with smells that come on the wind and then i forget to come back. She worries because I like to play with cars. Monty Dog. xxx

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    1. Oh Monty...do be careful with those horrible cars...the road in front of my house is so dangerous and I'm NOT allowed within 30 feet of the street...cars are so fast and wouldn't see me...not a happy thought!

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  8. Beautiful views through the park fence, Sophie. I love the last shot.

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    1. We do have a peaceful time in the city even with all the hustle and bustle...sitting with Jim is always special for me because I feel secure!

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  9. The flowers are lovely in the garden now, Sophie. Very pleasing to the eye if not the nose.

    Fountain spray on a hot day. Perfect!

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    1. Yes..locate any kind of water for me..and that's what they do!!

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  10. Cool to see you guys hanging somewhere besides the beach...although we like the beach too :)

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    1. We are city/country folk and it seems we show more of the country...well I guess I'll have to find some new spots in the city that we like!

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  11. It looks like a beautiful park, shame you're not allowed inside. I expect you were longing to run on your beach Sophie.

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    1. Yes Eileen...the city is one thing but the beach is my heart!

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  12. Hi Sophie!

    You are such a lucky doggie... City, ocean, garden... Ok, NO park! ;) Booohooo :P

    Hm, I´ve night-shift *urgh* *yaaaawns* Time to go *yawns more*

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    1. Hey Alex...one of my Dads used to work in a children's hospital...so he understands night-shift syndrome...be careful...it might gobble you up!!

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  13. Wowsers - your blog has gone all jazzy with bells and whistles on! I like it .... I like it a lot. Your day out looks absolutely lovely - the pics of Sophie and Jim are brilliant ;-)

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    1. Thanks for so much Annie for you views on this set up...I'm glad you like it and there are other layouts to choose on the left hand side...anyone can view my page with any view they want....cool eh! Jim and Sophie are such hams in front of the camera so taking pics is a snap....best of w/e for you and NG and Izzy!
      Ron

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  14. Looks like you are enjoying a very warm spell Sophie...lucky you.

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    1. Very warm Ann...so warm that the leaves on some trees and plants are turning YELLOW and saying 'Bye Bye'...rain please , overnight please!

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  15. Livin' the good life, Sophie girl.

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  16. Have to agree with Annie, bells and whistles gallore!! whooa!
    I almost thought I'd have to take a lesson on blog-scrollin' but it was pretty user-easy. Sophie, love ya. Still.
    Ruff.

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    1. Thanks for the feedback...I needed that from you and Annie....I tried this system a few months ago and I had problems with it...so steered clear of it. I came across another person's blog lately and it rekindled my interest in this new set up...still it needs some refinement and add ons but until then I'll plug along with Sophie and her world!
      Ron

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  17. A pawsome place to have a paw plod about, sometimes the City can be good too - that fountain looked so lovely, I could just be sat there beside you, chilling out, or maybe some doggee dream time ey! Take care, Barnie x

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  18. Majorette doodle dreamin'....with my honey!!!!

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  19. That final photo is heart-warming. The gardens are beautiful; thanks for loving Sophie but appreciating and respecting that not every place is ideal for her type of curiosity and sense of adventure.

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    1. Yes...we agree on the last thought...she is a doodle and they love to do the "Doodle Dance"....and sometimes more!

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