But have no fear, I'm making sure we "get our fall on" as much as possible this year! After all, there's nothing like having a new puppy to experience all the joys of my favorite time of year for the first time.
The corn mazes have been opening up all around us these past couple of weeks, and thanks to a fabulous local fall event Facebook group, I noticed one of them does "Doggy Maze Days" for their opening weekend. I immediately thought, "how cool!?" and knew Penny would have a blast.
We ended up going on Sunday, since that racing thing had us busy on Saturday. As luck would have it, that meant Saturday was the beautiful blue skies day of the weekend and Sunday was the rainy day. By the time we got to the farm, the doggy vendors had already had enough of the rain and decided to pack up. So we missed out on all the cool stuff they had going on for dogs to do/sample (shhh, don't tell Penny they had free ice cream), but we still had a blast going through the corn maze.
Here's a quick video clip...
I left a wet, muddy mess with crazy rain hair, but didn't care. We had so much fun and Penny was the ultimate explorer. Except for the two bridges in the maze. My little girl refused to climb up the stairs, but happily romped down the other side. I'm not sure what it is, as we have stairs at home, but this is the second place we've gone where she doesn't want to go up the stairs. (Since the other place is her new training facility, we'll certainly be working on that over the next 12 weeks)
We spent over two hours at the farm, going through the maze and then the little farm store. To say Penny was a happy pup is an understatement.
I wish more farms opened up their corn mazes for our fur-kids (I found one other, but it was about 3 hours away in Western Massachusetts on a race weekend). We'll definitely be going back for "Doggy Maze Days" again next year!
And while I may be a little bias, is there anything cuter than a puppy in a pumpkin patch?