7.40pm Sunday night.
Just got back home from walking the dogs...and got soaked (again)
ten minutes from home! Murphy's Law.
Was rather enjoying the quiet, peaceful nighttime walk,
spending one on one time with my dogs... untill the rain hit. Darn.
Thank goodness for Dehumidifers, shoes should be dry by the morning.
Had an enjoyable afternoon reading "Flash" by Joyce Stranger,
about a boy and his collie pup set in Scotland. Very moving.
This book was one of the 5 dog books I managed to get a the recent
Monster Book Fair Johnsonville. Big Paws Up to the Johnsonville Rotary
Club and Life Education Trust.
Another title I have been dipping into is "The Reform School Handbook
DELINQUENT DOGS by Tony Wilkinson.
< checkout the photo (rain on the lens)
dog walking in the
little Miss geyhound cutey in her
fluffy collared Black doggy rain coat
(red pokadot collar)
Mr Doby in his Purple dog rain coat.
& LH side "Miss Rain doesn't bother me"
< Pet peeve,
Wheelie bins blocking the footpath
(also last Thursday 21st June)
WCC Recyling Bin out....Thurs?
Also last Thursday I attempted to take some photos of a family of
5 Pukeko's feeding in the rain, (NZ's Purple Swamp Hen)
but failed. have to try again at a later date. Watch this space.
the Dog Walker
Loose Leash Dog Walking
P.S. redevelopment off the old Newlands Park Auto site is going ahead in leaps and bounds. Unfortunately its meant the loss of the plantings by the round about, heres hoping that these can be replaced or even bettered when the work is finished!
The council staff who worked on these planting must be Really Gutted! Big Paws Up Guys!
Have you seen the article in the Citylife Independent Herald Wednesday, June 15, 2011 p3 "Power of persuation pays off " by Kate Bleasdale about the new painted pedestrian crossing on Newlands Road between Black Rock Road and Salford Street?.
Gael Hanbrook has campained Wellington City Council for the past three years for this crossing. There is a nice photo of Gael and her guide dog Grady using the pedestrian crossing accompling the article.
Paws up to you, Gael for your efforts! and to council's traffic engineer, Stuart Bullen.
This pedestrian crossing has made crossing the road much, much safer for all local walkers- students, bus users, shoppers and ..... Dog Walkers! And it even has its own night lights!
It does slow up traffic at peak times, But this is a bonus for drivers coming out of both Salford Street and to a lesser extent Black Rock Road who often have a long wait to exit.
The bus drivers often park as far as they can from the crossing so the traffic can continue to flow, thanks for that! Still a few details to workout such as bus stop and bus shelter relocation...
The previous crossing on the corner of Newlands Road up from BP opposite the War Memorial to the shops was removed back in the late 80's early '90s ?, from memory, great to see this one replacing it! Its been a while.
Penny, Newlands Dog Walker
Loose Leash Dog Walking Service
We, the Dogs that is, were a little worried about the first day of the new kerbside recycling service. We were expecting to find recycling wheelie bins & bags in the middle of the footpath instead of at the curbside. When we are out taking a dog walk we can get one eyed about anything blocking our progress, you know how it is.... things to see, places to go, pee mail to read, dog parks to visit.... important stuff to a dog! Anything at all that gets in our way or impeeds our progress....
Sometimes my dog walker says "go right" and I mix up my left paws with my right, and I go left.... and my smart arse dog walker laughs and says "no your other right" and has to stop and untangle my lead from around the wheelie bin or even back me up...
Sometimes I just want to jump over the green bin instead of mucking about going around, but that doesn't always work out to well! see photo >
So we dogs were quite relieved not to find very many bins at all blocking the footpath, well done everybody! A BIG Paws Up from us Dogs!
Signed " the Dog"
also known as O.B.1.
Didn't he do well, for a dog? You should have seen him using the keyboard, he kind of had to type with one toenail as his hairy paws are way to big for the keys!
Good Dog! Well Done Boy!
Penny the Dog Walker
Loose Leash Dog Walking
Had to bath the dog....
due to a incident with some poop in the park, Churton Park Dog Exercise Area on Halswater Dr actually. Someone failed to scoop their dogs poop, one minute she's sniffing, the next she's dropped her shoulder and rolling! Yuk! No it wasn't funny. Twice in two days!
One of the hazards of dog walking.
Could have used Cecilia's Pampered Pooch Dog Hair Salon Dog Bath services!
Cecilia and Pampered Pooch have recently relocated from 8 Frank Johnson St, Johnsonville, on the motorway overbridge, to # 64 Ohariu Road, Johnsonville next to the Meekwoods Reserve Dog Park up above Johnsonville Main School.
Talking of Churton Park...
The Churton Park Revegetation Group is having its first Planting Day of the season, Saturday June 11th from 1pm. Tools and gloves are provided, but firm shoes are needed. Meet at the site beside Middleton Road, just north of Wingfield Place. Everyone welcome. More info: John Morrison on 477 1020.
from Citylife Independent Herald June 1, 2011 What's Up Events - Planting Day
Have a Great Weekend,
Penny the Dog Walker
Loose Leash Dog Walking Service Newlands Johnsonville
Update: PLANTING DAY
Enviro Day was held on June 2nd to mark Arbor Day on June 5th, at Seton Nossiter Park (Dog Park) Paparangi / Grenada. Students from Paparangi and Newlands Schools planted native plants and Wellington Mayor Celia Wade-Brown attended.
Go Kids! Well done!.
Trelissick Park Group will hold a community planting day at Trelissick Park (Dog Park) in Ngaio on Tuesday, June 21, 9.30-midday. Meet at the Hanover St entrance. for information visit trelissick.park.org.nz
from Citylife Independent Herald Wednesday, June 15, 2011 WHAT'S UP EVENTS