Thursday, February 24, 2011

What are you thinking?

Hey Dog park fans. Because I can't make it to the park Today, I decided to think about the dog park book project. Since I got a video camera, I'm even more excited about capturing stories as a stepping stone to writing a my dog park book. (and with cool tools like iPads and nooks, the options for a multi-media book sound even better). So I'm wondering what are some good questions to ask. As park lovers, what are you most interested in? Post comments of what you'd like to know more about either from individuals or just general ideas.

My hope is to get to a point where I've got a good foundations of interviews (I've got LOTS of photos) and start a Kickstarter request to self publish this book. I'd love to have this at a level of completion so I can move onto my next long term project - Working Dogs.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Missed park two weeks in a row

toby dual focus 7/52, originally uploaded by phaird.

Well, even with great weather on Friday, Toby and I didn't make it to the park for 2 weeks in a row. Very sad. I won't be in town next weekend either so I'll have to find other interesting stories to send along to my blog followers.

I've been wanting to do three updates a week but that has yet to happen. Time gets away from me and by the end of the week, I barely have time to sleep, let alone blog about the dog park.

Okay. Enough of the pity party for myself. I hope you like the pic of Toby.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The chase is on

The chase is on, originally uploaded by phaird.

There is SO much snow at the park now. It's crazy but that doesn't stop too many people. There was still lots of dogs and people at the park today. Our space was a little smaller then some of the dogs might want but there was still running room. Where the snow wasn't packed down, it was at least 2 feet deep. Some of the lighter dogs could walk on it but most were swimming up to their noses when then ventured off the packed area. The fun trick for dogs who like to fetch is to throw a snow ball out in the unpacked snow and let them try to get out and back. A great way to get there energy out.
I know I don't get Toby out enough with all this snow. There is no space around my house for our daily walks so visits to the park is precious for him. Well, to be honest I really like it too.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Video about Tika

Tika: The perfect dog from Fred Levy on Vimeo.

This Video is one of the first from the park. I've started bringing my camera and have been talking with some of the regulars I've become friends with. Now I've got 2 cameras around my neck so I hope this will add to some exciting stories beyond just Toby and me.