12 days ago (Mother’s Day), we had a blog friends meet-up in the city.
I am Golden Excited as I love going in the city.
We met with Rocco and mom Diane from To Dog With Love.
They were visiting family in Chicago and its Rocco’s first time traveling via air.
We also met Dolly and mom Sandra from Dolly the Doxie.
5 Reasons To Have A Blog Friends Meet-Up
1) A socialization opportunity for both you and your dog.
2) Great activity for the day. Chasing and running are PAWsome calorie burning activity.
3) Another opportunity to practice/reinforce your basic commands of Sit, Stay, Come. As we said before, it does not matter the age of your dog. It is important that these basic commands must go hand in hand with any of your dog’s activity. It helps a lot especially when your dog is off-leash.
4) Explore new place.
5) It’s FUN!
Did we accomplished these 5 reasons? Yes, absolutely.
It was my first time to meet Rocco and Dolly. For our moms, it was a pre-BlogPaws meet-up.
Rocco is a young pup and he sure has lots of energy. I’m happy that I was able to keep up with him. Dolly might be small but she can certainly keep us with me and Rocco. I brought a ball which was the center of our play besides running and chasing.
We played on the lawn off-leash for about 2 hours. Many residence who live in the area joined us and chatted with our moms. A family brought their dog and 2 kids who played catch on the lawn. Well, I’m a golden that enjoy catch games too and since the ball I brought broke I joined the kids while Rocco and Dolly rested.
From the photo above, I’m in between the 2 kids and tried to catch the ball when they threw it. My mom regret not taking a video of it.
It was hilarious. I had a great time playing with them until we heard a voice from a megaphone. “Put that dog on a leash.” Ooops, its the police. I guess off-leash was not allowed on the lawn. This ended our lawn play. We said good-bye to Dolly and mom Sandra.
We wanted to explore the park, Lincoln Park. For the past years, it has gone through a renovation. Rocco and mom Diane joined us for a walk around Lincoln Park: Nature Boardwalk (half a mile walk around the out skirts of the Lincoln Park Zoo). The city of Chicago certainly did a great job renovating the area and making it such a delightful walk. Rocco and I surely enjoyed the scenery where we saw camels, goats, horses, and ducks. Also, we enjoyed posing for photos.
It was a 3 1/2 hours blog meet-up play date.
I was exhausted but definitely had a PAWsome time.
I am joining FitDog Friday Hop,
hosted by SlimDoggy, Peggy’s Pet Place and To Dog With Love.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs