in june 2015, the husband + I made the big decision to adopt a puppy. we named her lady eleanor. she will be turning one in april, and let’s say she has a bit of energy. the winter was rough for her; she hates being cooped up inside and we live in an apartment. so every trip outdoors was preceded by bundling up like an eskimo and not-so-gracefully stomping down 4 flights of stairs in my snow boots. we’re all ready for spring. so the first sunny, over 35° day, we all took a trip to the dog park.
a trip to the dog park.
in eleanor’s dream world, she spends all of saturday playing at the dog park and all of sunday sleeping off her fun-hangover. which we try to oblige! we joke we’re purchasing our first home for the dog. so she has a backyard to call her own. but until then and when she’s craving more space to lose her mind (that’s what is happening below), we have amazing dog parks to visit. there are three through the city of des moines park + recreation. you buy a $20 permit that gets you into all three of the parks for the entire calendar year. it’s well worth it to us + eleanor. where else can she play a game of tag with six other dogs?
what is your dog’s favorite activity? is your city dog-friendly?