Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Get Ready for Some Adorable Faces!


If you dog owner lucky enough to live in or near the city of Mississauga your pet can take advantage of a series of "leash-free" dog parks. Each park is a large, fenced area, where dogs are free to roam off-lead.


One of these parks is a short five minute drive from the house.


 The park a large open field, as well as a shaded forested retreat. 


At this time of year it is a beautiful place to take your dog for a walk. Needless to say, the boys love to hear the those magic words "Let's go to the lease-free park."


It's a brave squirrel that ventures into the wooded area of the park with little guys like this on the job!



Here comes a big, happy fellow!


What beautiful dark eyes you have!


Bloodshot eyes and tongue hanging out! Hard day at the office, do you think? 

This is Jasmine.

And this is Jasmine's sidekick Felix.


Hey, cut a guy some slack!


Sometimes, when you're a little girl, you need the comfort of a safe vantage point to 
watch all the action.


This is Molly.


And sometimes, even though you are a little guy, you're not shy at all.


Aww!


Oh, oh it's a traffic jam!


Is this dog coming or going?


Do these darn shelties ever shut up and stop barking? (No!)


There are a couple of watering holes where everyone can get a drink. Some of us like our 
water served in a dish. Thank you very much!


And some of us like our water fresh from the hose.


Hey, will you look at me! I actually got to the ball first!


Can we come to the dog park again tomorrow?

I am posting this as part of Carolyn's Autumn Walk challenge. To see other autumn walks, 
please click the link.
On Thursday, I am going to link to This or That Thursday at debduty photography. To see some great photographs, please click the link.
On Friday, I am going to link for the first time to Fabulous Friday's at Mcdougall Photography. Be sure to click the link to see some awesome photography.

40 comments:

  1. Wspaniały park i wspaniałe miejsce dla piesków. Mają tam swoje spotkania towarzyskie, pobiegają i pobawią się :-). Z pewnością te różne, śliczne i kochane psy chciałyby się tam codziennie spotykać. Mój piesek z pewnością by do nich dołączył. Pozdrawiam

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  2. What a great dogs you have. Two years ago I had a newfoundlander. A big black dog. Everybody was scared of him because he was so big. But he was the last dog on earth who would do anybody any harm. Fantastic walk with you through the park.
    gr. Marijke

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  3. Loooove all of these sweet doggie faces! :-)

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  4. Can certainly see why the boys like to go to the park Lots of friends and fun... looks like a lovely day too.

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  5. Love that last shot perfectly posed - sounds like the dogs have a lot of fun together.

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  6. What a WONDERFUL post this is, Jennifer! I so enjoyed meeting the boys' many friends at the park and think it's a marvellous facility. My daughter and I were just talking earlier today about trying to lobby our local Town Council to make something similar available here. We really have no where SAFE to walk our six dogs unleashed.

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  7. Dog parks are the best - you've managed to capture everyones personality perfectly. My little Bart won't step inside the gate - unlike Agatha my old Saint who lived to go to the park. It was wonderful for meeting neighbours as well - there wasn't a problem we couldn't solve just by walking and talking while the dogs romped and played.
    Barbarapc
    www.barbarasgardenchronicles.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh my goodness, your dogs are just beautiful, and what a wonderful place to be able to take them! I love the idea that they can be leash-free there.

    I truly enjoyed reading this post, and your photographs are wonderful!

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  9. ahhhhhhhhhhh ! Jennifer they are utterly adorable! (don't tell my girls I said that about any dogs ! I will deny it .. after all I have to live with my girls!) .. I can't believe all the dogs get on so well with each other there .. that is wonderful .. and you even got some beautiful colour in with the leaves ? Well done you !
    Joy : )

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  10. Loved this post Jennifer. So many very happy faces there and looks like a great spot for the humans too!

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  11. ADORABLE! I love all those dog faces! So cute! What an incredible park to let the dogs run and socialize. My dogs wish there was one near our house! Thanks for sharing your day out at the dog park. Great fall colors too.

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  12. Such beautiful dogs. If I could, I would have bunches of them. Your photographs are great!

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  13. What a wonderful post! ~ Delightful and excellent photos ~thanks, namaste, Carol (linked w/with This and That Thurs ^_^

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  14. Oh wow, you were right! What beautiful dogs! And what a neat idea for a park.

    I bet they love going there. Great shots...

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  15. Visiting from "This or That". Oh my goodness, these faces put a smile on MY face! Thank you, I needed that!

    Kathy

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  16. Love the tongue hanging out. And that last one is ADORABLE!

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  17. Some very happy puppies her! Great post enjoyed my visit as always!

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  18. Awww...look at that happy cute smiles.

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  19. What a great series of photos! Those off leash dog parks are the best!

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  20. Wow that is a great dog park! I wish we had one like that by us! Great photos!

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  21. What a great idea for a park! And a fabulous take on the Autumn Walk theme. So glad you joined in.

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  22. You've captured so much of their personalities in these photos! Love it! Wish we had a dog park like that close to home...my dog would love it!

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  23. These are so cute!!! Great captures of their expression. I want to go to the park too. It's so much fun just to observe them.

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  24. Firstly, love your red leaves shot - the way you've captured the sunlight on them and then with the depth with the other layers of leaves behind them - beautiful and strong capture. Secondly, that was fun looking through all the photos of the dogs delighting in their time at their park - particularly like the last shot and could I borrow Jasmine please.

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  25. How great that all the dogs get along so well together. I know how much dogs love to be off-leash, just look at the happiness on their faces.

    What a fun post!

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  26. Oh my gosh! So much cuteness! That's so fun for them at the dog park. We tried it with our jack russell, but she's too feisty. She started a fight as soon as she got there :( I really enjoyed your beautiful photos today. Thanks for linking up!

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  27. Oh they all are adorable. They all look so excited to be running in the park. Well almost all of them.LOL! A sweet posting.

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  28. Well you certainly took some great photos...Jasmine, Molly and Felix won my heart over all but each were perfectly beautiful in their charming personalities captured on your camera. What a great day you must have had...making new friends and just chumming around, the dogs free to just be themselves. It's good for them, to be off leash.

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  29. such awesome furbabies...looks like they are all having a great time..beautiful leaves...

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  30. Oh my word! it looks like doggie heaven! beautiful!

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  31. I stop for anything canine and am definately a dog-person. This was a fun series of photos. Though we are lucky enough to live within walking distance of a dog park, it is not nearly as nice the one you go to. I took part in landscaping ours when it first opened, and I learned a valuable lesson about landscaping and dogs. Don't do it the park, outside the fence maybe.

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  32. I loved this post, Jennifer! I've never taken Sophie to a dog park--I think there might be one in our whole area. But I've gone with my daughter to one in Scottsdale several times when I've visited her. You can just see the excitement on her mastiff's and pug's faces as we pull into the parking lot--they love it. The last photo is precious--what a sweet family you have!

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  33. Too cute! I love the parks - we have a few here in Austin. (a very dog friendly town I might add). Loved the pics!

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  34. Hi Jennifer.

    Wanted to answer your question, but did not have an e-mail address for you...
    I certainly do not like it, but I am not really worried. Not because it does not happen. It does, and I have had it happen to me. The fact is, 72 dpi, watermark, copyright, or not, if your photos are "out there," and someone wants them, there is not a whole lot you can do to prevent it from happening. 72 dpi can be used quite nicely in the right setting, watermarks can be easily removed in Photoshop, and copyrights are relatively meaningless to those who steal others' work. Wish everyone could "play" nicely, but unfortunately that's not the case. :-( I am sorry this is happening to you. If there is an upside to this, it is that they usually move on pretty quickly to someone else.

    Thank you so much for your visit.

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  35. Cute post!! I have a dog park in my neighborhood but large dogs intimidate my crew and it seems like the dogs there are usually pretty big. Plus, one of my dogs has gone blind so unless the other dog is small and harmless, he avoids other dogs.

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  36. Those dogs look like they should be in the movies!!! So many characters...Fun post! Nicole

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  37. Tous ces chiens sont vraiment beaux et ils ont la chance d'avoir un parc où ils peuvent se promener librement .
    Jasmine me plaît beaucoup

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  38. Enjoyed the walk with your boys and the introduction to their fabulous friends. Not so sure about the Rottweiler though.

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