Fun and Photography at the Fergus Dog Park
In the fall of 2009, I was a bit concerned to learn that the township of Centre Wellington was going to turn the spot where my dog Bailey (a husky mix, centre in photo above) and I frequently walked into an official dog park.
The area is an open field encompassing four acres, surrounded by forest and bordered by a wetland of sorts. There’s a small pond off to one end on adjoining private property—whose owner himself has a beautiful yellow Lab named Maggie. Some city dog parks can be barren, postage-stamp-sized patches of fenced-in dirt with nary a tree in sight—I suspect their design committees probably have a cat or two on them. Was this to be the fate of our beautiful little oasis? Much to my delight, the powers-that-be left its natural setting as just that—natural. What I was initially apprehensive about turned into an opportunity for me to combine my love of nature, dogs and photography.