Discussion in 'Chazhound Dog Meets' started by JessLough, Jul 2, 2014.
Booked! Sale ended tonight, so I had to jump on it
I won't be able to make it down to TO that weekend (huge festival the following weekend, which is why Jess is busy petsitting LOL) but I hope you guys have a ton of fun!!
Poo! I just moved from Ontario and now you're all getting together? Lol. Lots of pictures please! I miss Ontario!
Glad I sorta got to meet you before you left!
We will have to dip out from about 1-2:15 but we can be back after if everyone is still hanging out
I ended up booking a hotel and will be making it a mini vacation, leaving Tuesday night. So I won't have to be worried about getting out at a certain time! (Trains are dumb on Sundays!).
I am going to make a weekend out of it. I live so close to Canada...but have actually never set foot in Ottawa. :yikes:
I will for sure mosey over on Saturday sometime and stay Saturday night and possibly Sunday night (depends whether I have to work Monday or not) --and I might come over Friday if I put together some things I'd like to see/do.
Anything around the area that I MUST SEE? And that is dog friendly? Anybody want to get together Saturday night?
It'll be just me and the Crossertons. East Coast trip for puppy is sadly, not happening.
Um, so you mean Toronto, right? DON'T SHOW UP IN OTTAWA WHILE I'M IN TORONTO.
I hope everyone can come when there is some on leash good areas! I think Maf said she would come then too! I want to meet all of you and be able to bring a dog.
Yea! That's what I meant! I thought Ottawa was the whole big area and Toronto a specific location. Haha. No good at geography.
Dekka---would you and Maf be able to get together this (next) weekend? I'd be willing to meet you guys somewhere on Saturday, for example for some leashed hikes or something!
Maf works nights at a park, so likely. I will ask, I could return her dog(s) home on my way back!
Just under a week until the meet up
As of now, I will have 3 dogs with me - I am stealing Oz for some shows this weekend/next week.
All 4 if my mom feels like bringing the bad little terrier dog.
Rigby's photoshoot has been moved to 3pm so we're good on that front as well
Okay! So here's a rundown of my understanding of the whens and wheres of the meetup.
When: 11:00 a.m. - 2:00ish/beyond, Sunday July 27th
Where: Cherry Beach off-leash dog park in Toronto. This is a large area with access to the lake, sandy beaches, trees and more. It's fenced, but the last time I was there there were gaps in the fence at the water's edge. There are 2 car parks by the water so finding a spot to park shouldn't be too difficult. Here is a link to the park. If it doesn't work and you need help with directions, feel free to PM me or post here.
What to bring: Cameras! Dogs! (If they're okay in an area with other strange dogs). Checking the forecast it's calling for rain on Sunday, but fingers crossed that we get some good weather -- bring some rain gear. I think the meet will go on rain or shine. I'm not sure if the food truck will be there, so if you're likely to get hungry, bring something for yourself. There's water, so unless you like wet & sandy car seats, bring towels for your dogs. Toys (if your dogs are okay with sharing) -- ideally ones that float.
So far it seems like there's about 6 of us attending. If you want us to keep a look out for you, post/PM that you're coming. Otherwise, you probably know our dogs well enough to keep an eye out for them in the park while we walk. PM me and I'll give you my cell number to keep in touch if need be.
If anyone has any ideas for what to do if it rains, I'm all ears. I don't think Pawsway is open for play plus getting there/parking is a PITA.
Ottawa is the capital of all of Canada. Toronto is four hours southwest from Ottawa and is the capital of the province of Ontario. Make more sense?
I'm mega jealous. I wish I had the time to make the trip, but a combo of a big festival in Chelsea and a hike in Gatineau with my dog are filling up my weekend! This weekend is sandwiched by two weekends out of town so it'll be nice to spend quality time with the pup. <3
I expect so many photos!
Woot! SO EXCITE. I'll be there! Probably closer to 11:30, but I'll be there!
The weather is looking better for tomorrow...from the computer screen anyway!
I'm getting kind of a late start but Crossbone & I should be starting our journey in the next hour or so!!!
WOO! Safe travels, and easy border crossing!
The weather reports I'm seeing are suggesting thunder storms in the afternoon. Here's hoping it stays at least kind of dry ... and safe.