This month's masthead came from an outing we did just yesterday in Lausanne, at a Parc Vidy. We met up with another Anglophone who had been advertising dog walks in this area for a while now. This place rocks. Lausanne loves dogs and provides plenty of areas for them to be on or off leash in fenced or unfenced parks near the beach or on trails.
The park is beautiful, and is right on the waterfront with many walking paths for off-leash dogs and plenty of swimming areas for them to legally swim.
Switzerland's new SEARCH team. You notice something about this photo? I sure can't pull the wool over your eyes! There's a "local" in it!
Meet Timmy (TIMAAAAY!), the Bernese Mountain Dog. Isn't he a hunk of burnin' love?
Just a few steps inland from the beach there's a dog park in Vidy that also serves for dog educational training and behavioral assessment. I'm not a dog park frequenter, but I go for play dates with people I know and this was a new meeting for Timmy's mom and me. Timmy also has an adorable Tibetian Terrier brother named Pepper. All four dogs met for the first time for a play date.
At first Loki and Timmy ignored each other, which was actually a great sign. But then...
"Hey Swissy! It's time for battle of the Mountain Dogs! Swissy vs. Formosa!"
"Bring it on Formosan Boy!"
"Are you sure you can keep up with a lean mean fightin' machine?"
"Dude, those ridiculously large ears are no match for my Swiss moves!"
Meanwhile, Juno and Pepper get their game faces on:
"Come here little fella. You look a lot like my neighbor, le chat, whom I've been wanting to have for dinner... and not as a guest."
Pepper is the best poop-disturber ever. He'd get up into some dog's grill in the worst way and then bolt. Kind of reminds me of someone. I won't name his name, but it begins with "L" and ends with "oki."
They all enjoyed plenty of zoomies together.
"Hey Timmy, that's a nice stack. I'll bet you pick up a lot of chicks with that stack."
"Oh dude, you don't know how easy it is. Let me show you how it's done."
"Why hello there cute stuff."
"Hello to you Handsome! That sure is a nice stack you got!"
"And that drool! My heart is swooning!"
Check out that hussy giving Timmy a kiss! Get a room!
"Don't tease me handsome, give a girl a little sugar."
"The stack. It works every time."
Please accept my shameless link to cat stacking entertainment in place of a witty punchline.
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