As promised (to Capone that is), last week I took him and the kids to some new spots to check out. How happy am I that we get to adventure to new spots now that he has had all of his shots. He enjoys our walks around the neighborhood but anytime we can go somewhere new its an added bonus!
We ventured to Reed Street Dog Park in Santa Clara and it was really nice! There was plenty of places to sit, an overhand shade and plenty of trees. They don’t call Santa Clara ” Tree City” for nothing!
Its located off of a pretty busy street and the local CalTrain runs somewhat near it so there are plenty of “city distractions” but Capone didnt seem to to mind.
Other than Fremont City Dog Park, this is by far our favorite nearby city-sanctioned dog park.
There are other off-leash locations near us that we have yet to try because we’re still working on Capone’s recall. He likes to “adopt” people that are nearby and its hard to get his attention to bring him back sometimes.
We were only here for a little bit due to there not being very many dogs to play with but
Capone did find a very cute pitbull puppy to sniff while we were here 🙂
We also had another break in the cold, wet weather to introduce Capone to the Stevens Creek Trail. Its not a “hiking” trail per say but its a nice paved path along Stevens Creek that is visited and traveled by runners, walkers and bicyclists every day. I used to run this trail very often when I was single, and now take both kids in the jogging stroller when the weather is too beautiful not to be outside. So now, I get to come with Capone and enjoy with him and the kids as part of our weekly cardio regimen 🙂
We started at the Yuba Drive Trail Head beause it has the easiest access to parking. It also features a very welcomed human and dog fountain to quench the thirsties after a nice jog or walk along the trail.
It was REALLY windy that day so hoodies were completely in effect 🙂
Capone did a really good job at maintaining his gait with my speed ( I have short legs so sometimes he looks at me like “hurry up slow poke!”) and made sure to watch his back legs from running into my rear stroller wheels.
I know you’re not supposed to really “run” a Dane before he is 18 months because of possible joint damage but this little guy was ready to run! Its as if he was on the verge of sprinting the whole time 🙂 We made a couple of strategic stops just so I could curb the itch!
Everyone loved the little blue bridge
Can we go down that way?
On the large blue bridge.
One hour later, the zoomies were finally cured and we had our mellow boy back.. snores and all ♥
Oh and for the record.. we’ve found 4 of his teeth already! How is this kid going to eat without his teeth!! Until next time… 🙂