Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Chatfield State Park

Over the weekend, we took the hounds to Chatfield State Park (about 30 miles south of Denver) for some outdoor adventuring!  For Winry's 4th birthday (on August 12th), I decided to purchase the $70 annual state park pass for Colorado, so we could freely visit Cherry Creek State park up the street, but we decided to make an event of it and travel a little for some new sights closer to the mountains.  We took them to the 69 acre fenced dog park, and needless to say, they had a blast!  Ferguson continues to prove himself the much better of the two when it comes to being offleash.  Maybe this is because he is overly attached, but in this circumstance, I appreciated him coming back and checking in and reliably responding to calls.  Winry acts more like I imagine most greyhounds do: she gets very focused on things, and then is deaf/oblivious to everything else around her.  I purposefully tried to not call her unless I thought she was paying attention and would actually respond.  I don't take it personally though...if she had a good smell, she was oblivious even to other dogs, or Ferguson: her favorite things! In any case, she stayed with  us, and we leashed her through more "challenging" parts where we couldn't keep her attention.

The pictures I got were merely taken on my iphone, but came out pretty well just the same:

The landscape

...With a Winry added!

They liked getting a drink after lots of running.


A very happy Ferguson

They met some friends :)

Off to find adventure!

"Happy Birthday, Winry!" 


houndstooth said...

Happy Birthday to Winry! I wouldn't have any problem with Bunny in a large off leash park, but that would be one giant challenge for Flattery. I wish we had something like that here. It would be well worth the $70 for us!

Sue said...

Happy birthday Winry. Looks like you and Ferguson had a great time.

gyeong said...

Happy Birthday! What a great adventure.

Hazel said...

Winry and Ferguson looked like they were having real fun and loved the water!

Shaye Walsh said...

Beautiful photos! I've got a couple questions for you. When you get a chance, can you email me?