Tessa was spayed a week ago, so for the few days leading up to the 7 to 10 days of restricted activities period I took Tessa to the dog park. We went to William R. Davie Park (WRD Park), featured in my blog of 03/07/11, the first few days. She has dog friends there, so she can usually find a wrestling match. The final day before her spaying I decided to try out a new dog park.
My son, Austin, joined us for a trip to Ray’s Fetching Meadow (at McAlpine Creek Park), 8711 Monroe Rd., Charlotte, NC. Ray’s is a large enclosure with a few trees for shade, some places to sit, water, and plenty of dogs to play with.
Ray’s is a smaller enclosure than WRD Park, but a young lady, there with her 1 year old puppy,(the puppy battling with Tessa in the pic), pointed out to me that she can see all four corners of Ray’s enclosure, which is not true of WRD Park. She did not like having her dog run off out of sight. That is a very good point I hadn't thought of. Tessa has gotten out of sight a few times at WRD Park and I spend some time walking to where she has run at WRD. Of course, nobody said I wasn’t supposed to get some exercise too.
Ray’s Fetching Meadow is an excellent place to get your exercise if you live out on the east end of Charlotte, or in Matthews.
Tessa is about through her recovery from the spaying and will be back in training at Dogtopia tonight at 6:30.
Make some time to walk your pup. You and your pup will benefit mentally and physically.