November 22, 2009

Queen of All She Surveys

When I first got Lola, I lived near CalTech and we often walked those grounds. I took advantage of a large climbable sculpture and various ledges to teach Lola "up" and "off". She liked being high up, where she could survey all the land.

After we moved to the house, I began taking Lola to a local park (only a few blocks away). In the spirit of reinforcing her "up" and "off" training, I often took her to this ledge (which I think little kids are supposed to jump off of) and late one evening it occurred to me that she might like to go up on one of the jungle gyms. I thought she'd be a little hesitant, but she followed me right up like a trooper. She really likes being high up, where she can scan the whole park:


Her view (click on picture to see notes):