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Sunday Walk With Ted

This week’s Sunday walk was hi-jacked by The Partners.

“Hey, where do you think you’re going?”
“What about us?”
“Yeah, what about us?”
“C’mon, man. It’s a beautiful day. We should be part of your plans.”
“Yeah, what he said.”
“Go on. Get the leashes. We’re ready”.
“Woof, already.”

So I loaded them into the car and off we drove to meet up with Ted at Mississauga’s fabulous dog park at Jack Darling.

There were so many people out today, it was difficult to even find parking at Jack Darling Park. I’ve never seen that before.

The dogs had a blast goofing around with the other canines. The reason I usually sneak away for a walk without them on Sundays is that the Newfs are slow and I want to get some exercise too.

About 50 people at the park said, “he looks like a bear”, referring to George.

After a while we leashed them up, left the dog park and continued our walk through the rest of Jack Darling Park. Lots of birds were flitting about around the trees lining the trail, including many robins.

If you have a dog and you’ve never been to Jack Darling, I recommend a visit. Your pup will appreciate it. It was designed around the renovation of a water filtration plant. There are several trails and levels and even a big sand pit for pups to enjoy. Plus it is huge.

On the way back, I noticed a tremendous number of people out by the lake with little masking or social distancing happening. Worse, there were a collection of the “wrong and strong” anti-vax, anti-mask, anti-government, anti-anti-anti folks out there waving signs at traffic. I’m glad I qualified for a vaccine last week when they opened it up for people 60-64. The pandemic isn’t over yet, and I’ll take all the protection I can get.

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