For the past week, Truman and I played host to wiener dogs Winston and Chloe while their folks were off having fun in the sunshine of Palm Springs. We enjoyed their antics very much, though I must say that picking up the poop in the yard made me think twice about getting a second dog someday.
Truman, of course, was delighted to have his friends for company. He even went for walks with Winston without needing his stroller! Winston was a good motivator. Here are photos from a walk that Winston and Truman took last Friday -- we explored a section of the Interurban Trail in Shoreline.
We started at 160th and Midvale. The Interurban Trail runs all the way from north Seattle to Everett, but we opted to do a mere 15-block section.
We found a TINY spot called Darnell Creek Park with an overgrown footpath that we briefly explored.
We passed this Jewish cemetery, which was private, so we could not go in.
Apparently the owner of the house behind this fence has some ferocious hounds (which we did not hear).
The yard next door featured this fabulous wood carving.
We walked up to 175th, to the brand-new Mud Bay pet supply store. One of the clerks also owns a black-and-tan longhaired dachshund, and she went gaga over Winston and Truman. There were treats involved.
On the walk back to the car, we had a short rest stop. Winston refused to sit on the bench because he didn't like the gaps between the slats.
A lovely walk on a lovely day!