When we were in Wisconsin, we took Amy to a dog park, about 50 miles from home, once. It was a chilly evening and there were only a few dogs at the park. She enjoyed running around with the other dogs and had a lot of fun. When Amy and I moved to California, we had a dog park by the lake, 2 blocks from home. So, almost every evening when I came back from work, we went to the dog park. Though some dogs are mean, she likes her doggie friends and makes the most of her time at the park. We don’t go back home till she is thoroughly exhausted. Sometimes she runs so much that I worry about her passing out!
Running with the pack
Amy is a social bird, running from one dog to another, saying hello, till she sees a ball flying by! She has to chase the ball, no matter whose it is. And she is faster than a lot of other dogs at the park and usually picks up the ball first. Though it is good to see her active and performing, it is a little awkward when the other dog parent doesn’t like their dog’s ball being retrieved by Amy. one good things is Amy usually takes the ball back to the person who is throwing it. Once she gets distracted by the ball, all dogs become invisible!
Utterly exhausted and still waiting for the ball
After we befriended Sephora and her parents, we have been taking them out on play dates either to the dog park or the beach often. One day, for the first time ever, Amy growled at other dogs that wanted to drink from her bowl. She was too heated up and there was no way she was going to share her cool sip. The sweet part was when Sephora wanted to drink from her bowl, Amy did not mind at all!
Amy and Sephora, having a great time at the dog park. Can the tongue come out any more?
The part I hate the most is when there is a pool of stagnated water by the taps, muddy and all, and Amy will go and plop in it to cool down! The tap is spring controlled and giving her a rinse without asking anyone for help is impossible. Going through the whole ritual of holding her still and close to the tap when there are a bunch of dogs running around, rinsing and toweling her and taking her straight to the car before she makes it to the mud puddle again, makes for an eventful evening for both of us.