Three big raves for the new off leash area for dogs at Squalicum Creek Park! Dog owners on the north side of town now have their own park to exercise and socialize their dogs. One rave is for the Bellingham Parks Department for designing and building a large and well draining dog area with a comfy mulch base for feet and paws alike. Another rave is for the Grateful Dogs group which planted the variety of trees which will provide shade and beauty in the dog area. And, lastly, a rave for the dog owners who have been making numerous trips to the nearby restroom to fill tubs with fresh water for the thirsty dogs. P.S. An outdoor faucet would be a nice touch.