Monday, August 16, 2010

A perfect Sunday morning

Bella expressing joy, originally uploaded by phaird.

It was a perfect morning at the park on Sunday. It wasn't hot or cold. It was overcast but no chance of rain. Dogs could run around the park or jump in the pond and wouldn't overheat. There was a good number of dogs and no conflicts at all.

This is Bella who I've known since I started coming to the park 3 years ago. She is one of the regular Aussies that come and greet all of her other dog friends or come and stand between someones legs to get her butt scratched. One of the nicest dogs you could ever meet.

There was a good group of dogs, people and kids at the park. I've been bring my boy the past few weeks and he's liked it because he can run around and throw rocks into the pond. I think that is getting old though because this week, he just kept saying he wanted the slide. It's hard to explain to a (almost) 3 year old that the parks with slides are not so friendly to dogs. I should try going back to Waverly Oaks where there is a kids park on one area and a dog park in another. If I didn't have a silly day job taking me away from my dog, kids and photography, I'd be set. I have a plan, I just have to get it in motion.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Water day at the park

in the drink, originally uploaded by phaird.

I'm back!!! So sorry it's been so long since my last post. I've been traveling and dealing with all kinds of family fun. It was our yearly road trip to TN to visit with my folks. But that is another story (with all kinds of family drama).

Sunday, My son Geoffrey and I brought Toby to the Acton Park. From the moment I got up, Toby knew it was "park day" and was so excited. Every time I even got close to the front door, he was at my feet ready to go. By 10am we were ready and Toby was bouncing around, he was so excited. Just during the 2 mile drive to the park, he was crying and bouncing around, just so excited on finally getting back to the park.

The best part of all this is that Toby is now excited again on going to the park. He had a real rough patch where he didn't like the park and just wanted to leave. Now he's happy, and plays and doesn't fight with any of the other dogs. He still wants to be the ring leader but he is much better about it. I don't know why and I'm not even sure if I can take any credit but I'm just happy that I didn't give up on him. There was a long time when he hated the park. I'm guessing that now that I'm bringing my oldest son to the park, he has more support. Either way, I'm just happy he's happy and hope it lasts.

Oh yea, this picture of this bull dog. Isn't he great. He was really enjoying the water. He'd lumber in, following the other water dogs, and come running back out all refreshed. He was super friendly too. Every time I'd squat down to take a picture, he'd come running up to me. Hard to get the picture I wanted but how could I mind. I've seen him there a few times so I'm sure I'll have more pictures soon.