Duke Days. Our walk in the park.
Hi there! Wanted to share some photos with you today and title this Duke Days. These were taken the other day using my Canon 50D SLR a beautiful camera I will be experimenting with and sharing my results here with you.
Every day Duke(ie) has his schedule - he'll look out the back door window then look at me, as if to tell me let's get outta here. Funny, sometimes if I'm not paying attention he'll pull on my pant leg. It's hysterical and I usually give-in, who can resist that? Too cute. And so our daily walks vary but I usually walk Dukie in the park down the road which ironically is called Duke Island Park - I think that's his favorite park :) He loves this part of the day it's our time to bond, it's also a good time for me to get outside and clear my head. It's a beautiful quiet park, the air is fresh and crisp on this last day of summer. We walk along side of the Raritan river where we usually bump into many fishermen. Today it was pretty quiet. Above you can see the sun is setting casting beautiful fall colors on the trees.
There's a trail we usually follow where I take Dukie off-leash something you're not supposed to do especially with a beagle. They're known for taking off following a scent or chasing an animal. So far we've been lucky with him. He's so happy when he's off-leash so I let him go I always make sure I have his treats so he'll listen when I call him back and I make sure its the part of the trail that is secluded without distractions. Here he's coming back to me as I call him holding a treat - good boy.
Back on the leash, Dukie had his eyes on a squirrel that zipped up a tree. I remember the first time he discovered squirrels and how we had to point up the tree so he understood where they went because one minute they were there the next they were gone.
So that's Duke in the water another rare thing for a beagle. Beagle's are not known to play in water but since he was a pup we always made sure he was around water. He learned to fetch for rocks thrown into water from a Lab at a park and its owner who kept playing this rock fetching game. It was pretty cool how Dukie played along and picked it up. So we continue this game today but we now get Dukie into deeper water throwing his treats instead! Ha, so now he loves to jump into water – as long as he can still touch the bottom. He doesn't do swimming unless he has his life vest on but that's another story I'll share another time...
Do you have a dog?
What's your favorite thing to do with him/her?
I'd love to hear.