Sunday, March 27, 2011

Visitng the early birds

_MG_7998, originally uploaded by phaird.
I had to be home early today so I went dog park early. Another cool sunny day, the ground was still hard and there were only a few people there. I got to photograph one of the biggest dogs that come to the park though. This beautiful Irish Wolfhound towered over the other dogs and stood at my waste. It is amazing to see such a large dog and know that he is so gentle too. Unlike my Toby, he mostly just check everyone out and played a little. Good thing for him there were some very playful dogs who egged him on to play. A good time was had by all.

Monday, March 21, 2011

pick up poop day

pick up poop day, originally uploaded by phaird.
I love my dog park. I try to go every week but I've missed a few lately (as you know) but the park still has a life of it's own. An idea surfaced last week by a few people to come to the park with shovels and buckets to pick up all the stray poop bombs that were missed over the winter. It's not surprising that this is needed. When unpacked snow is over 2ft high, it's not easy to get to, let alone, find you dogs waste over the winter. My hats off to all the dog owners who came out early, with shovels and buckets and walked from edge to edge of our park. The Town of Acton should be proud to know that their are so many people who care and appreciate this soccer field we share all year round.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Week three without the park

I'm not sure if this is really a bad thing for me. I miss my dog park friends and taking pictures at the park but it's March. The weather is slowly warming up and the snow is melting. Sounds good. The bad part is the MUD! I'm sure the park is a muddy mess. Most dogs don't mind that and as any seasoned dog owner will tell you, you don't wear nice clothes to the park. But I'm okay with missing out. Toby isn't a mud dog (thank goodness) and with the dirt and mud and how messed up the field gets, I'm not going to feel guilty for not going.

I do hope to be there this next week though. Finally have a free weekend and can get back to the park. I can't stay away too long. It is my ME time that I get to share with Toby and be surrounded by so much great dog energy.