Don’t be frightened! We did not trade Katie in for a Doodle model. You may recognize this handsome guy with the bandana? It’s our blog buddy Spencer the Golden Doodle! He’s a Minnesota blogging dog and lives about 90 mins away from us. We met at the Pet Expo in June, and thought it would be fun to get together now and then for some good times. We met up at our favorite dog park Cleary Lake with 28 fenced acres, for some good old fashioned romping around. Katie did not join us as it was real hot and humid and we didn’t think she would be able to walk as long as were planning to walk.
Spencer had never been to this dog park before, so we got to give him the grand tour. Bailie was busy being her “busy self” out in front, making Mom nervous by going out of sight and not coming when called. Spencer and I were barking about our blogs, and stuff like that as we walked along.
The best part of the whole day was the swimming hole. I just love to swim and being such a hot and humid day, it felt good to get in the water and soak in the coolness. Mom says I look like the Lochness Monster, whatever that is.
I was shocked to learn that Spencer is six and has never been swimming! Heavens I was living on the North Sea at nine weeks old. I think I may be half fish. Nevertheless, he took to the dog paddle like a bee to honey. All it took was one tennis ball and he turned into Mark Spitz! Bailie was working on her dog paddle as well. I was the standby lifeguard dog.
I don’t know how it happened, but at the end of the day, I looked like this. Bailie and Spencer didn’t have a speck of dirt on them, but I seem to have it all over myself. Oh well, I don’t mind looking like a mess as long as I had a good time.
Mom says the couple hours we spent with friends at the dog park walking, running, and swimming was a real workout. How cool is that? We worked out for hours and had a blast! You can do that with your friends too for some variety. The only bummer was we were dead dog tired and when we got home, this is what happened almost immediately. Thanks Spencer for a really fun time!
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