When my mom, Wendi Warren, asked me to fill in for her by writing a blog post, I wagged my tail like crazy. I love sharing with the readers of Wendi’s Weekend Trips and Whatnot the fun things I get to do. Today is no exception. I am going to tell you about a recent visit Dad (Bobby), Mom and I took to Malabar Farm.
On Saturday, February 18,the weather was so unusual that Mom told Dad we had to get out in it. Now I am only 6 years old, so I don’t have a lot of experience with weather in February, but it seemed to me that it was really nice. It was like a spring day in the middle of winter. I wholeheartedly agreed with Mom that we should get out in the weather. Dad suggested a trip to Malabar Farm, which happens to be a State Park near us. (Mom says it is in Lucas, Ohio.)
The guy who built the farm was a writer, like my mom, and he liked dogs, also like my mom. So I knew it was going to be amazing. (Dad told me his name was Louis Bromfield and that he grew up in the area.) When we got there it took Mom and Dad forever to get out of the car! I tried to hurry them up by jumping from one lap to the other, but that didn’t seem to help. When we finally got out, Dad walked me to a fence near a huge building that I think was called a barn.
There were tons of new scents I got to experience. One especially interesting was of a cow. It came close to the fence, but I didn’t spend much time investigating. Other than a fence separating us, the animal didn’t appear to be very fun to play with, so I just kept my nose down on the ground.
The park is massive! There are plenty of buildings and tons of places to walk. I wanted to go into the buildings, but wasn’t allowed. Although there was one, called the smokehouse, that I got to go into. It had straw and a kid size sleigh. Believe you me I spent a lot of time in there checking out every nook and cranny. Mom got a little annoyed, but she doesn’t really understand how I view things as a terrier beagle mix.
We walked down past the house (one of the buildings I couldn’t go into) to a pond. I tried to get in, but Mom said “No.” I heard her tell Dad it was too cold. Then we walked by another fence where sheep were.
I had a great time, except that Dad kept stopping us and making Mom pick me up. I tried to explain that I was busy investigating, but they obviously didn’t care.
One really cool thing is that I got to jump up on this wall. I guess my parents were impressed, because they made me do it more than once. (Dad and his camera!)
Mom was right, it was a perfect day to get out in the weather. It was a great day to explore and investigate a new place. And for a dog like me, it was just another wonderful day with my family.