When the sun comes out after a gloomy winter, we go immediately to the back yard. We have worked for a few years to make it just the spot to enjoy when that bright light makes its way to the great Northwest.
I have been feeling sapped of all of my creativity in the last few weeks since we’ve had what can only be described as a weird April around here, and I am looking forward to a better month of May. Here are a few snaps from my afternoon prepping the garden and spending time with my sweet girls.
I am thankful every day that these beautiful girls grace our lives. These two are our daily bit of joy. Both rescued from shelters under extraordinary circumstances- Cedar from Yakima County at just 5 weeks old,and Tahoe from Grant County in her final hour due to exposure to a deadly virus.
We just know they hold more wisdom and patience beyond their years and more love to give than we could ever receive.
Good Dogs. Very Good Dogs.
…for dogs and their owners in Thurston County.
We have been dog advocates for several years, and have rescued our girls from what could have been a terrible end to their sweet lives. Luckily, thanks to Yakima Humane Society and the Grant County Animal Shelter, we were connected and it has been love ever since.
We try to make it to the Thurston County Dog Park at least every week, but winter can really slow us down. It has been really cold and crisp out this week, so we loaded up the dogs and let them go run out the cabin fever that has taken over us all!
From I-5 it doesn’t look like much. To be honest, there isn’t much for humans, but that’s kind of the point. There is a seperate fenced playground for kids, a few picnic tables, some newly planted trees and a walking loop. For the dogs, there is a dogwalk platform, teeter-totter, tube, and hurdle in the big dog section. There is a timid/small dog area as well offering these things only, well, smaller. Boots are advised most of the time, its a little muddy all the time. It is maintained by Thurston County Parks, Soundhounds, and other volunteer groups. We love this place and hope it only gets better as time goes on.