Taking the Dogs to the Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze


Sure the weather forecast was dire and predicting gusts of wind, and rain and a potential thunderstorm but we set forth to the corn maze anyway during a clear spot. I bundled Mr. N up in a spare raincoat and his Gold Paw Fleece and pulled my rain boots out of the closet and we were ready.

Mr. N always takes point on walks and is very firm about this. I let Mr. N decide which paths to take in the corn maze. He sped through the maze with the occasional stop for sniffing.
Both dogs were sniffing intensely. Maybe due to the scent of various animals that wanted to eat the corn? It turned out to be a bit of an agility course for Mr. N as various corn stalks were bent and he had to leap over them or go under them.
I think we only went through about half the maze but Mr. N found the maze exit before we started getting tired or majorly confused. It rained a little bit on and off but it wasn’t bad. Mr. N was not happy about being wet and having to take pictures though. He gets cold easily.
We also toured other parts of the farm. We stopped to take pictures of the dogs on the hay wagon and the cow carts. The cows all had names like Butters, Alfafa, Dairy etc. There were two cows that were named Einstein and Divo right next to each and we couldn’t resist.
And we wandered around the pumpkin patch.
The farm had a petting zoo with some farm animals and we strolled over because Sage has never met sheep before. Well there was a pig that had gotten out of the enclosure. One minute, I’m looking at the animals, the next I’m frantically moving Mr. N back because his face and the pig’s face was almost touching. I wasn’t sure if I was more concerned about the pig’s safety or Mr. N’s!
Both dogs were enthralled with the farm animals and Sage especially did not want to leave. We figured it was time to go before the dogs’ prey drive went into overdrive so we picked up our pumpkins and headed back to the car.




25 Responses

  1. Beth

    October 21, 2014 1:16 am

    I love these pictures–looks like a lot of fall fun! The cow carts are great and I love that you both got to meet some farm animals. Someday, I hope Barley gets to meet a sheep! So far, she's only met horses, though.

  2. Janet Keefe

    October 22, 2014 7:23 pm

    What a fun time! Good for you getting out in spite of the dreary weather. We've had so much of that here lately, we can't let it slow us down anymore.
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  3. The Daily Pip

    September 20, 2017 2:06 pm

    So many adorable photos! I love the one of them meeting the pig. They did look to be almost nose to nose. Also the photo in pumpkin patch! I think we are going to taking Ruby apple picking in a couple of weeks. We will see how she likes it.

  4. Dolly the Doxie

    September 20, 2017 5:28 pm

    Oh Mr N you crack me up! Dolly would have led us to food or an animal not the exit. Lucky for the pig your mom got you away, I met a donkey at my cousin’s and she just barked and barked while backing up! And I didn’t know about your other dog, don’t know why. Sandra and Dolly


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