Saturday, October 1, 2011
This morning, we decided to go for an off-leash hike at Shell Ridge open space. Cooper and Dash stormed the big hill while Gene and Tobie covered the rear. The views of the morning fog over the hills and downtown Walnut Creek were spectacular! Back at the ranch, Samantha joined us for an overnighter as her parents are on a date night to watch a concert in San Jose. Great weather for picking vegetables so we all hung around outside in the afternoon while Gene worked on the harvest.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Being that Cooper will be with us for awhile, (parents are honeymooning in Africa), we thought he'd enjoy meeting his pals at Hap Magee dog park.We brought Tobie and Dash along for the ride. Tobie was busy meeting people, while Dash jumped into every "tag" game he could get himself into. Cooper stayed busy "howling" and fence chasing the little guys to and from the small dog park. We met up with Mojo there and all were pooped out after 30 minutes. Maggie and Ripley joined us back at the Inn.
Thursday, September 29, 2011
Today, after breakfast, with only 5 dogs, we decided to take a morning walk at Las Trampas trail. It was nice to see Ripley the Rhodesian go into puppy run mode and newcomer Dash the Boxer getting super comfy with the group, going to each one of the pack with his "Wanna play???" proding. Even ol' Shaka our other Rhodie enjoyed the stroll and smells! What can we say about Coop-dog, our Treeing walker coon hound, fully in hunt mode and leading us all. Afternoon, we just bummed around the Inn and stayed cool as the temperatures remained in the high 80's.
Saturday, January 30, 2010
2 weeks of rain can certainly make the troops go anxy. My backyard's a mess so the guests and I have been taking trips to Shell Ridge when we get a break in the rain. If you stay on the main tracks, it really isn't too bad. Tobie and his friends have discovered temporary ponds all over the place, some of them more than chest high for them. Its great fun for the dogs and they actually stay "clean" as the water is clear and recent.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
Crissy Field - new doggie field tripOkay, you doggies and your owners, you have just got to go check out Crissy Field in the City. It is awesome. No leashes, beautiful beaches, views of Alcatraz, the Golden Gate! It is AMAZING! It is the latest field trip excursion offered at Cynthia's Canine Inn & Spa. What a great way to beat the heat in the East Bay!
We're Lily & Jackson and we're gorgeous Berners! We are not only boarders at the Inn but we're frequent daycare clients. There's always something going on at the Inn. For starters, there's 8 month old Tobie, who's a great puppy pal for 10 month old Jackson. They romp and play all day long which is great for me, Lily, as I'm a regal 5 1/2 year old dame and too elegant to be associating with those juveniles. I prefer long scenic hikes, squirrel hunting and mall walking at Broadway Plaza. I must say that they do indulge me frequently with these activities at the Inn. I also enjoy couch time with the innkeeper and or her staff and the little tidbits that they serve me from time to time. To keep my figure trim, I usually order the brown rice, ground beef and vegetable. They do quite a nice job here. You'll have to drop by sometime to visit.
Like the Barry Manilow song, Copacabana, Lola is the showgirl and Tobie, (not Tony) is her guy. And so it is with Tobie (our Bernese Mountain pup aka Concierge) and Lola (a beautiful miniature cocker spaniel). Tobie is mesmerized by Lola and will not leave her side. They play and wrestle around so much that both have to take short naps throughout the day. But Tobie is not as energetic as Lola so while he's resting, Lola amuses herself enjoys chasing the birds in the backyard, watching the fish swim in the pond and chasing her tennis ball.