I had to go to the vet last Friday. Mom knows how scared I am about going there, so she packed up my sisters too and we all headed out together. She promised us all a fun surprise on the way home and it turned out to be a visit to the dog park. We got to go to the dog park together with Bailie for the first time. Katie and I have gone “dog parking” together for years, and Bailie went once in December with Mom but all three of us have never gone together.
Mom got up all her guts as taking all three of us could be a challenge. We went to a dog park we rarely go to as Mom thinks it is too wooded in the summer and other times she finds it boring. It was a beautiful spring day so we were expecting lots of dogs, but luck was on our side and when we pulled in we were the only ones! I know it is still brown and not springy looking, but we are just happy for brown instead of white for a change.
As Mom was getting us out of the car another car with three Golden Retrievers showed up. Mom wasn’t too concerned as they seemed to be nice dogs. The problem with my pack at a dog park is as follows: Katie is older and doesn’t like other dogs jumping on her, she is also scared of dogs larger than she is and she tends to get mean with them, Me, I just prefer to do my thing, not real up for romping with strangers, Bailie, we have no idea if she will take off, hang out with us or what.
Bailie did lots of “off roading”. She would dash into the woods and then come flying back out. Mom was real nervous that we would have to go searching for her, but she always came back. We were impressed!
Bailie was really enjoying the freedom and ability to just run wild at the dog park. She was always way out ahead of us and this was her typical pose as if to say, “What is the hold up, are you slowpokes coming or what?”.
Her teenage attitude came out too as she kind of joined the “Golden” family and pretended to be with them and not us. I think maybe we embarrassed her or something. The Goldens were nice and tolerant, even did some sniffing with her.
I met a friend I kind of enjoyed hanging out with, a Catahoula Leopard Dog. What a cool coat she had! Unfortunately, the colors don’t show in the photo. We have never seen one in the fur before. Her dad said they go to this dog park a lot, maybe we will run into each other again.
Towards the end of our dog park experience Katie was getting real tired and slow. Mom decided to put Katie back in the car, and let Bailie and I play a bit longer. It is hard getting old as she gets so frustrated not being able to keep up, it is sad for us. Bailie and I posed together for another photo.
Does my little sister look like she had fun or what? All three of us had a total blast, but for the little stinker it was especially fun. Mom took more photos of Bailie as she was the busy one and being her first time there, it was special for her. Bailie did so much racing and chasing, she was exhausted. Actually, we all came home and crashed out. What a great way to get some fun exercise into our day! Now we are planning to take her to our favorite dog park where she hasn’t been yet as soon as it is nice out again!