Wednesday, November 21, 2012

New Discoveries with Maggie! Pt 1



Big surprise invitation today
from Mim (Daddy Jim's sis)and Maggie
(you'll see me playing with Maggie in my new header!)
  

We are going on a long walk of discovery
and we want you to come along too.
We passed this view of the North West Arm and 
the Armdale Yacht Squadron.
This view is located at the north end of the inlet 
at the far south end.


Before we reached the entrance to this new "to us" park
we had to walk a very long distance along the city streets.
I am very used to this and Maggie is getting much better at it.


We reached one of the accesses and after Maggie gave it an OK sniff...


We sat dutifully while we were unleashed
Notice me checking out Maggie and
 Daddy Jim using his hand signal
which I didn't even see....lol!


 We are in


This is the Frog Pond 
which is home to much wildlife
and a perfect skating rink 
come winter.


This fellow was checking out the ducks
as we drifted by 
and
 'yes'
 the place is as serene as you see here.


Every once in awhile Mim tested us on
being obedient. She knows her stuff because she used to have
a number of Pitbulls....long story and a good one.


Up the hills we trekked with us scouting out ahead.


Long paths in front of us covered in fallen oak leaves, in this case.
Maggie and I sniffed and you can just imagine the new scents we encountered.


Come on Maggie!
Let's show them what we found.


This narrow road on a steep hill with this churchy looking building
and family homes up above.
But what was ahead of us was the
piece de resistance!


We can't believe our eyes and
we can't stop running!

~~~full speed ahead~~~

Come Back Next Time 
and 
I'll show you what we found!

43 comments:

  1. Another gorgeous place....

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  2. ooh sophie we cant wait to see what you found next, it must be something really good if you sound so excited after you had such a fab walk already, that place looked fab!!!

    Charlene and Stormy
    xxx

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    1. We certainly enjoyed this extra long walk. Nothing better than seeing new surroundings or at least surroundings we've seen once or twice before...and the cool thing was...we seemed to have the park all to ourselves ....AGAIN!

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  3. What a brillant place - we loved all the photos!

    take care
    Clive & Murray

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    1. Hi Ho Clive and Murray....so happy to hear from you! I hope all's well in your world....hugs and snuggles.
      SOphie Doodle

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  4. Beautiful photos of a beautiful place! I'd be in heaven, too, there...with camera in hand!

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    1. CAMERA....for sure....once in awhile the camera is left behind...not his time....so many captures...Daddy Ron had almost 500 and Daddy Jim did too...another excessive photo op snapping session! LOL

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  5. wow, what a great place to run like a silly doodle. ha. ha!! great place & views too. will come back soon. love the header. ( :

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    1. Come back soon, please...I've got to show what we saw from this view point!

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  6. What did you find Sophie? Have a wonderful Wednesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. The big question will be revealed soon very soon!

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  7. The wonder and beauty of that place never ends

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    1. and you'll get to see it next June....try to get some sleep will you!

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  8. Hello Ron and Sophie,
    Looks like a very beautiful place to go for walk, I did smile at the two 'pups' sitting waiting for the 'go' and Sophie just checking she was doing the right thing!
    Ivan

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    1. This was a very interesting moment because Sophie is ready for this sit/stay stuff at anytime...we do it in the parks and on the city streets...she's craving new things to learn...Maggie is so very new in Mim's life and she is trying to undo unsavoury habits and trying to make Maggie more comfortable...it'll take time and Sophie is willing to lend her assistance...especially when treats are involved.
      Hugs to Aston!
      Ron

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  9. what a lovely spot, my doggies are so jealous

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    1. You must have some spots nearby that you enjoy....I know you do!!

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  10. Sophie, you big tease!

    Pièce de résistance! We can't believe our eyes and we can't stop running! I could learn some lessons about building tension in a blog from you! I couldn't wait to see what you found, and you left me with a cliffhanger! Arghhh!

    I'm trying to guess since I am not familiar with this beautiful park.
    A doggie playground with lots of dogs racing around?
    A vendor selling homemade yummy dog treats?
    A giant statue of Mr. Orange with lots of doggie smells and good places to take a wiz?
    A pickup truck that accidentally dropped a load of gurry right in the middle of the road?
    (That happened to me once coming off the ferry at Petit Passage at the end of Digby Neck! I was not impressed, but there were a lot of happy seagulls. Doggies might be impressed too!)

    I am stymied! So I'm going to check out that Dingle link and the other ones too. I won't comment on anything I find. Keep 'em guessing, girl!

    You have a good day. Give your daddies some extra lovin' 'cause they've been through some anxious days, and you're so understanding!

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    1. I actually gave it away on FB today for those of you who follow me...but you know cliffhangers are so very DoodleCool as Sophie always reminds me....because well....it's like the old Dallas episode...Who Shot J.R.?....We are all addicted here...to Y and R + others, coffee, chocolate, walks, did I say chocolate...lol....blogging and 6 Feet Under. I have come across some bloggers who do this and well...it works! Try it....you just never know!!
      Thanks Louise...Did Mrs. Morton Grade 9 French ever pull your ear? She pulled mine...imagine that!
      Ron

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    2. No, Mrs. Morton didn't pull my ear! But I remember her well.

      I am so behind on Y&R - 25 episodes at least. The new Summer has just shown up! And what's going on with the hair? Heather's and Phyllis's is darker, Michael's is redder, Vicky's is shorter, Ronan's is longer, Paul's wig seems to not be working, Nick's and Billy's is standing straight up, and who can keep track of Noah - let alone his hair!

      I've just been all caught up in blogging and photography and writing - having so much fun! But I've developed a serious shortage of storage in my DVR - It actually wiped out the 2011 final episode of American Idol with Lady Gaga and Clarence Clemons to make room - arghhh! - so I have to catch up!

      Now I've got to race for the airport to get my sister Barb, after I stop by Terry's office to get our one cell phone. We share one phone and have his mother's old plan (She died over 6 year ago!). Unbelievable! Terry was going to get Barb because the airport is mobbed, the parking lots are full, there's all kinds of construction, my car is 17 years old, and I'm a chicken driver! But I don't know if I can wait for him to pick her up. He can't leave the office until after 1:00 p.m. I want to hug my sister!

      I think I'll have a piece of chocolate.

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    3. checkmark on all that, Louise....excuse me while I/we totally agree with all your Y&R revelations....and CHOCOLATE!!!

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  11. Hey Sophie!
    Wow, that Frog Pond is so amazing! It's beautiful and I bet it has lots of nice critters to watch. Thanks so much for letting me see all the pretty places you and your furiends get to explore.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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    1. I'm totally over the top HOPPY HAPPY to show these to everyone and SARGE your world is the coolest ever too....CHEERS!!
      SOPHIE DOODLE!

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  12. I think I know, Sophie!!!
    I could be wrong!
    I'll let you know whether I was right or wrong when you reveal.
    I think it's very interesting!

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    1. SUSPENSE!!!! excuse me I have to go pee!

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    2. Me too! They say do the thing you're afraid of, so I'm going to jump in that car and get to the airport! Have a fun day!

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  13. What a lovely park! I'm sure you found a passel of new smells there. A very neat pond.
    As always, top notch photography, Ron!

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  14. That leaf-covered trail is beautiful. What a great place to walk!

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    1. I know what you mean, Pat...I hung back and kept snapping pictures. Every time I looked up there was another that needed to be captured...we are definitely going back!

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  15. What a great walk with dads and your friend. Love the header
    Benny & Lily

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    1. Thanks Benny&Lily.....I loved playing in the water with Maggie that day on the beach~~~~re: header!

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  16. Beautiful countryside you have, lovely day with your friends

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  17. I love the name "the Dingle" although I'm hesitant to ask what it means!

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    1. Sir Sanford Flemming called this area the Dingle which means a wooded valley!

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  18. That was a very pretty walk and I'm so glad you got to do it with Maggie.

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    1. Sage...just imagine if you and I went on this walk....we'd be so wet!

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  19. So many beautiful places in your area! Love the leaf covered path and the Frog Pond!

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    1. Yes this part of the walk was so beautiful....the trees were amazing!

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  20. Looks like a fun park but the name "the dingle" made me chuckle a bit.

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