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Marymoor Off-Leash Dog Park: A 'Doggone' Good Time

Monday, February 22, 2010by  WALLY Team

A warm day in February may be a Northwest rarity, but when the sun finally peeks out from the clouds, what better way to spend the afternoon than with a gaggle of your favorite canine playmates? On Thursday Brad, Steven and I took advantage of the sunny Seattle weather and headed out east to Marymoor Park in Redmond to mingle with NW Profile #23, the Marymoor Off-Leash Dog Lady.


Armed with dog treats, water bottles and a sense of adventure, we set off to strike another notch into our NW Road Trip belts (or leash in this case) and to meet some of our furriest Northwest neighbors. From big to small, groomed to shaggy, we caught up with some great canine companions as they enjoyed a sunny romp in the park with their owners.

Here are some of our favorite shots of the day:
 

'Dog1' 

'Dog2' 

'Dog4' 

'Dog8' 

One of our favorite dogs of the day was Hokulani, whose name means 'Shining Star' in Hawaiian. Hokulani and her owner, Tim, met in Hawaii 10 years ago when Tim had just started work as a teacher in a school for children with special needs. Hokulani was a rescue pup from the local shelter and Tim brought the dog with him to school everyday, where she would curl up with the students as they completed their reading lessons.

According to Tim, 'Hoku is the reason so many of those kids got better at reading. After a while it was like I wasn't even there. It was just them and Hoku.'

One look at Hokulani and it's easy to see how such an adorable pup could make such a positive impact:
 

'Dog9' 
Tim and Hokulani enjoying the sun at Marymoor Park


If you and your four-legged friend missed us at the park this time, don't worry. Just look for us on the next beautiful day in Marymoor - It'll be a barkin' good time!
 

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