Hello dear readers! Thank you for the concern and kind wishes. Mom and I are pleased to report that I have been sleeping the entire night through. Trust me, she is very happy about this, as she doesn’t do well without sleep. Our friend, Debbie Russell, connected us with a Cannabis Veterinarian Guide named Kelly Preston (619-838-0114) who gave us doggy CBN. CBN is a derivative of CBD, and it is specifically for anxiety.
Kelly spent time on the phone with mom learning about my symptoms and then crafted a plan to alleviate my anxiety so I would sleep. If you have a dog with medical conditions or an aging doggy, we encourage you to give her a call. Tell her Kuma sent you! Anyway, I’m back, baby. Awoof!
To celebrate, we headed up North to Prescott. It was also very hot down in the valley, especially for May, so we wanted to enjoy cooler temps. The hot season is officially here! Dad’s back is still hurting him, but he’s slowly getting better. This means we didn’t pick a hard hike but instead a peaceful park in Prescott called Fain Park.
The park is located at 2200 N 5th Street in Prescott, but don’t listen to Google. She will put you on a private road that is forbidden to drive on or you get a felony offense. Take the 69 like you are heading to Prescott, but look for Glassford Road before you get there and turn left. Take another left onto 5th street (again, Google tries to put you on 2nd, but you aren’t allowed on that dirt road) and keep your eye open for the brown park sign. Follow it to Fain Park.
Parking is free and human restrooms are to your right. This park is small, but it packs a big punch! It has grass, pavilions, picnic tables, a fishing pier, trails and lots of shade. Oh boy! I was eager to get out and explore. Dad parked his butt under a tree, and mom and I took a walk.
If you go to the right, you will cross a bridge. From here, you can see all the folks fishing, and one guy got a decent-sized trout. Dad forgot the fishing poles…again. The path turns to dirt but is very easy.
Apparently, this is the site of an old gold mine. As you walk along the lake, you will see old mining equipment to your right. Up a little further on that hill is the mine itself. Signs give you some of the history. Fascinating!
We continued to walk until the swimming hole…a round area surrounded by boulders. You bet your sweet britches I swam. Woof! The trail continues on the other side, but it connects with the Lynx Creek Trail for a loop that comes back or the Calvary Loop that eventually goes around the lake, but it is difficult and long. We went to the lake damn and turned around. Maybe when dad is feeling better, we will give it a try. I’ll let you know.
For today, we headed back to join daddy. He opened up a bag of chips and made some friends. These ducks came running up to him: feed me! Well, he did! We had sandwiches and enjoyed the sounds of natures.
I love laying on grass under the shade of a tree. I was quite content while mom and dad read their books. After a while, mom took me to walk again. This time, we went left, but we discovered it doesn’t go very far. It does gives you a view of the Barlow-Massick “Castle on the Creek,” but it isn’t open to the public. You also get a great view of the waterway the miners used at the end of the short path.
People came and went, but overall, it was very quiet. Several kids had to come over and ask if I was a Huskey. Oh, good grief…NO! I was polite, however, and let them pet me. Mom corrected them, and now they know what a Shiba Inu looks like and probably want one. Ha!
We spent a good part of the day in that tranquil park before packing up to head home. We didn’t have traffic issues on the way up or back, thankfully. We got home just in time for mom to cook us dinner. She’s the best!
We highly recommend this beautiful park for a nice day of rest and relaxation. It was definitely worth the drive. Keep those positive thoughts coming, and I will keep sharing my adventures.
My mom, Lorraine Bossé-Smith, is kind enough to help me share my Great Adventures, big and small. My mom is a motivational speaker, corporate trainer, executive recruiter, business consultant, coach, fitness expert, and author of nine published books. More importantly, she’s the best doggy mom ever!
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Get outside! You never know what you’ll discover, and our paths just might cross. Happy tails!