A walk around Donald E. Davis Arboretum + introducing Justice the pup!

Have you ever found a place that is really happy and uplifting? A place that just speaks to your soul and makes you feel content and at peace? I found that the other day visiting the Donald E. Davis Arboretum in Auburn.

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Springtime is in full swing here so there are a ton of flowers everywhere! My allergies are acting up but other than that I am happy. The weather is perfect, so I can’t complain! This botanical garden park we went to has all native species of plants from our state — lots of gorgeous trees and wildflowers.

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I’d never seen (or smelled) Azaleas before moving here, but they are gorgeous.

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It’s amazing that these beautiful blooms are wildflowers! They are so gorgeous. I’ve been wanting to check this botanical garden out for a while and am so glad we finally did! It was perfect timing to visit in the spring, too.

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There is, of course, another reason we went!  I’ve consistently been going to a park every day for the past few weeks, because this week we made it official and adopted a puppy! As a lifelong cat lady, this has been a new adventure for me. But as someone who loves spending time outside and taking lots of walks, it’s been wonderful so far. Justice is only a couple months old and is already so active and enjoying life. She’s helping me do the same.

 

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Being camera shy.

 

After seeing Woof Ave’s post on Facebook about their “candy pups” (Justice was originally Snickers), we went last month to go meet them. Justice stood out — she was little but very sweet. The cats are getting used to her still, Freedom is coming around and curious. Liberty is still keeping some distance. But in time I think they’ll all be great friends.

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This is my first time caring for a canine, so I’m open to any advice, tips and things that worked for you while training. She seems to be a fast learner though and is getting better every day.

Let me know any recommendations in the comments below. Happy Caturday!

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