the joys of Go4aWalk? days #161 to #163: enjoying the break from the rain


joys of

Go4aWalk? day #161 to #163 . . .

day #161 to #163 complete . . . 30, 37 and 48 minute long walks in the neighbourhood to start this week.

it was nice that it was windy on Tuesday because it kept the bugs down.  we saw a lot of other dogs and Jake got to meet a few of them.  it was great seeing so many people out walking and enjoying the weather.

today’s walk was interesting . . . we managed to keep off all the freshly sprayed grasses and the sidewalks weren’t too hot so Jake’s paw pads didn’t get burned.  after the walk he loved sleeping in the shade provided by our tree. 🙂

. . . it’s nice to enjoy the

break from the



a personal project: what do you see?


things that we love

about Calgary are the big beautiful vistas,

clear blue skies, rocky mountains and unbelievable cloud formations.

James saw a paw print in this image and I was reminded of the horse head nebula . . .

. . . what do you


the Dog about Town and Father’s Day: weekend of June 15th, 2013



Day this Sunday.

here’s something to do with your pooch and then Dad.

first, take your dog out to one of Calgary’s 150 dog off-leash areas in parks!

please check the bottom of this post for “JAKE’S BEST GUESS” 4 dog walking conditions this weekend in Calgary.

now you can enjoy your time with Dad (knowing that your pooch is at home, safe and satisfied) at the Aero Space Museum of Calgary . . .

Aero Space Museum of Calgary:  Wings and Wheels Show and Shine

Date:  Father’s Day Sunday, June 16, 2013

Time:  10:00AM – 4:00PM

Location:  4629 McCall Way NE

                             Cost:  Depends on who goes


Spend Father’s Day together as a family at the Aero Space Museum of Calgary!  Join us for family activities including: face painting, building a wooden aircraft, helicopter tours, and Hero Shots.  Show your dad that he is your hero by giving him the gift of sitting in one of our aircraft and receiving a commemorative photograph of the occasion.  There will be more than just wings at this show – local car clubs and individuals are bringing their restored and maintained vehicles for viewing at the Show and Shine as well.

The #88 Airdrie Lynx Air Cadets will be present as well raising funds for their squadron by raffling off a brand new Ford truck!  For details visit their website.

This show goes rain or shine and tickets can be bought online or at the door.

The Buy Tickets link will take you to information about each ticket type.  Please email if you have any questions about Wings and Wheels.

the weather in Calgary this weekend should be

a mixed bag with some sun,

clouds and




people’s forecast:  bring a raincoat. 😉  a mix of sun and cloud, a chance of rain and a risk of a thunderstorm

doggy temperatures:  bring water & DON’T leave me in the car! ~ highs 17 to 18 Celsius / lows 7 Celsius

off leash conditions:  bath time likely  😉  ~ puddles and muddy at most parks

sunrise / sunset:  05:21AM / 9:52PM

bugs:  moderate to high

UV:  moderate