Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A word to the wise

Scout waiting, originally uploaded by phaird.

When you go to the dog park, make sure you arrive in a good mood. If you stand around, even trying to put on a cheery face, the dogs will know if your mood is foul.

I went to the park in a foul mood this Sunday. The clouds were hanging low and it's been a crazy September but I wanted to get Toby to the park. I didn't bring my son so I got to stand around and chat with some of the regulars. While just stand there, one of the dogs came right up to me and peed on my leg. No warning, no sniffing; he just came up, lifted his leg and let me have it.

So you might be thinking that this is a fluke and it happens to people all the time. It does happen now and again but the only two times it happened to me was when I showed up at the park in poor spirits. So a word of caution. When heading to the park, remember why you are there and what you get from going. The best part of my week is Sunday when I go to the park, play and take pictures of the dogs and talk with all my dog park friends.


sagechronicles said...

Oh, no! I'm going to tell my Mom to ALWAYS be happy at the park!!!

Tom said...

Attitude is ever important with our dogs as with every person we come in contact with. If we are upset or angry when we arrive at the dog park not only will our own dogs but others will pick up that negative vibe.