Sunday, September 20, 2009

Encanto Park

Took Trigger to Encanto Park early this morning, had never been before. It was a lot smaller than I anticipated - guess Enchanted Island and the golf course takes up most of the park. The nice thing is the canal of water that runs throughout - I guess there are paddleboats for rent. Oh - and there were a cats roaming the park - isn't that odd? Trigger checking out the geese, he was actually pretty afraid of the canal of water. Weird since he's been around the lake at Steele Indian School Park. However the water was glass-like calm and I think he couldn't really "read" what it was until I stuck my hand in it and splashed it around.
We passed by a guy and his gorgeous and well-mannered sable GSD who asked, "Were you at Steele yesterday? I thought I recognized your dog, he's beautiful". Funny how dog people know other dog people by their dogs. (I remember people's dog's names but not their names.) I had to admit to th guy that yes, that was us, we were the ones making all the racket, since Trigger barked for the entire 60 minute training lesson. He laughed and said "Oh, that was YOU guys?"

My beautiful boy!

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Had our second quarterly check of the in-ground termite bait system and they found activity in Station to figure out which one that is and look for activity in the house!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

The Healing Field

I decided to take Trigger to Tempe Beach Park this morning and figured we could also walk Mill Ave and practice our training. I forgot that Tempe erects The Healing Field each September 11th. I have seen it on the news and in the newspaper and always wanted to go in person. I was so excited to see it up when we arrived.
Sunrise on the water, Trigger is very interested in the kayakers!
When we first approached, the sun was just beginning to come up. It was quiet and peaceful and there were a few people wandering amongst the flags, some taking photos. I felt a rush of emotions, knot in my throat, eyes welling up. Each flag represents a person lost that day. Each flag is marked with their name, age and a brief bio. Public servants also had a yellow ribbon attached to the flag. It was overwhelming and sad and moving to be there, walking among those thousands of flags.