This weekend’s walk took us to Penn Valley Park for a trek around the beautiful grounds, with views of the Kansas City skyline and the always beautiful Union Station and Liberty Memorial. We were excited to see some new faces this time around, including sweet Ruby…


The perpetually happy Yoshi made a repeat appearance, and brought his friend, a sweet little rescue dog whose name escaped me as I was writing this.

Yoshi & his mom, Megan.

Yoshi's girlfriend.

We encountered our first ever loose dog on the walk – a large Doberman who was playing fetch in the large grassy area in front of the Liberty Memorial with her owner. The owner didn’t appear to have a leash or great control over her dog, so we altered our course and headed away from them, down the winding stairs and onto the sidewalk (and street when we hit construction) along Main Street. It was a little annoying, but luckily our group is pretty laid back, so even though we had to literally take to the streets to get around the distraction in our path, we were no worse for wear.

Zach & Crystal with their foster dog Minnie and forever dog, Lucas.

Obviously, the view from the street wasn’t the best, but the other parts of the walk made up for the unforseen detour…

Zach, the only male member in attendance, took the lead position.

Beautiful Union Station

When it was all said and done, spending the afternoon walking at Penn Valley Park with the Pittie Pack was a great way to spend Earth Day