Sunday, December 10, 2006

Vancouver Adventure

Louise was in Vancouver this weekend, and here are some photos we took while at Stanley Park. This was her first visit to the park (at least, with us) and she was very excited. But that could simply be due to the fact that she had been in a car all morning and was ready to run.

There are a few people we would like to thank: Bill, Colleen and their dog Daisy and also Noel, Lindsay and their dog Sasha. These people were kind enough to invite Louise into their homes for the evening, meaning that we did not have to use a dog kennel. Thanks again everybody - you really helped us out.

But back to Stanley Park. Louise is still overly excited whenever she sees passing cars, but we have noticed that she is starting to relax a bit (just a bit!) on that point. After about six thousand cars, the whole routine started to get old, even for her. But at Stanley Park, Louise got to see an entirely different creature: the Canada Goose.

We were able to pull up the car beside a dozen or so geese and let Louise hang out the window as she examined these birds safari-style. She wasn't quite sure if she should bark at them or not, as they didn't seem to be too worried about her being there. So she just stared at them for a while, fascinated. By the time we parked the car, she was more interested in the world of new smells to explore, and had to sniff just about everything in sight.

However, after about half an hour or so, the excitement was starting to wear off, and she was ready for another nap. As you can see in the final picture (which features Downtown Vancouver in the background) Louise was starting to get a little tired. This is a typical signal from Louise, one that she sends when she is getting bored of the camera, and having to sit still for all the pictures.

It was getting close to the time to find a new place to explore. Louise informed us that Stanley Park would be a lot more exciting if there was more to eat.


Anonymous said...

Vancouver still has GREEN GRASS?!

I need to move.

iTripped said...

Yep, still lots of green here. It's the colour of Christmas, you know.