ONE SPECIAL DAY
"We used to always brag that my dog, Blue, had never, ever gotten so tired that she couldn't go on. I always said, 'There's no way I could ever tire Blue out.' I had never done it in my life. But one weekend, my wife and I got on our bikes and went out to Pacific Spirit Regional Park, where the University of British Columbia has some forest lands, and Blue ran alongside us for like three or four miles. Then we went out to Jericho Beach. We played that smash ball game where you're just hitting the ball back and forth, and Blue was playing Monkey in the Middle, going back and forth, for about half an hour. Then, I hit balls into the ocean for her for about half an hour. It was one of those low-tide days where she could run a quarter of a mile out and not get wet past her neck. Finally, Blue ran back home with us in the afternoon. When we got home, Blue actually collapsed and went to sleep and couldn't go any farther. That story sticks in my mind when I think about Vancouver as a great outdoor city. There's so much to do outside that you can actually tire out a tireless dog."
David Duchovny's Vancouver Essentials
Sooke Harbour House