Dog Park - A Walk on the Wild Side?
Pet People "gang" member Alice asked about the dog park at Fairgrounds Park. I must confess, I have never been there with or without my muttley crew. I applaud the city for building the park for dog lovers and wish the county would develop the same modern understanding when it comes to the county animal shelter (A topic for tomorrow; I am too angry about it today after reading the front page of the paper and Mom said you should never fire off a letter, e-mail and I suppose blog entry when angry).
I do know that the park has separate areas for little squirts and one for bigger dogs and that yes, it has water and cans for land-mine disposal. Has anyone been there? Please let us know all about it! I must confess I tend to be an over-protective pet mother. I know Scooter would love it, and he's been trained so he'd be a good dog. However, I wonder (and worry) about other people and their pets. What if the have a BULLY dog that starts a fight? I guess that's silly, but it's something I think about. I wonder if they have hoses hooked up, as water is the way you break up a fight. On the other hand, I figure most pet owners who would take their dog to the park in the first place are probably responsible, because they're taking time to give their dog a good time. But, with them off leash, what do you do if it gets down and dirty? I watch the Dog Whisper, and as Caesar says, not all dogs are "balanced." LOL.
The dog pictures today are from readers/posters Alice and Stacey. Alice says about her dog Charlie, who weighed only 8 pounds when they got him through their vet: "We think he is a bichon/poodle mix. His fur is very fine and is clipped short in the warm months. He loves to play ball and eat his doggie dinner."
Stacey says: "This pic is from Christmas 2005. I love this! They are WORN OUT. This
is Lucy and Reb, exhausted from the grandkids running them around the house! This year was so much better. The grandkids are older and don't have the need to pester
them and chase them down the hall like before. For the first time in several years, the dogs could just hang out with the rest of us for Christmas, instead of hiding out in their room. Yes, they have their own room. Technically, they share it with the computer, but, it's still theirs. We don't call it the office, or the computer room. We call it the 'puppies' room.' No, they're not spoiled!”
Hmmm, a dog room. The Boss would say every room in the house is the dog room! But who am I to judge you Stacey, my cats have their own apartment. I told my husband I wanted to build it for my Mom, because I know he wouldn't have done it had I said it was for the cats. LOL.
posted by Sandy at 1/19/2007 10:24:00 AM