Category Archives: DenvilleDogPark

2011-03-05 Denville Dog Park on Saturday Afternoon

With weather approaching the 60’s on this afternoon, Scraps and Rags were looking forward to going to the Morris County dog park to soak up the warmth. I would say the sun, but clouds were more prevalent than the sun.

As we approached the dog park, we noticed no cars. We thought this was odd as the nice weather should dictate a big crowd. As we pulled up we saw the park was closed for maintenance which was both disappointing and relieving. The disappointment is short-term in that we couldn’t go to the dog park today but happy that the Morris County Park Commission is on the ball maintaining the dog park after a difficult winter. In addition, the dog park needs some type of survival plan to withstand the long-term beating it will get starting this spring.

Good thing we maintained our membership at the Denville Dog Park so we just headed on over there. We could have gone to Lewis Morris, but Denville made the most sense. It was smart thinking, or just luck,  that we brought our Denville Dog Park badge and training treats so we could do some agility practice with Scraps and Rags.

When we got there were several dogs playing in the large park. We initially went to the small to toss some small balls around, and in a heartbeat, most of the dogs were gone.  Just Molly and a Shepard remained.  We did some dog agility training, threw some balls, hung out and headed home. We passed by the Morris County Dog Park on the way home where Bailey in the Bonneville was yearning for some activity all alone in the parking lot.  We stopped off for a walk around Greystone where we hooked up with Ringo who was out doing the same exact thing.  Sounds like a Woody Guthrie song.

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2010-09-10 Bark Hoppin’ After Dark

As summer comes to and end, getting to the dog park after work before dark becomes a challenge.  On this Friday night Scraps and Rags got to Central Dog Park at 7:00 and while it wasn’t nighttime, it was getting dark.  I guess I have to learn to use a flash or get a new lens.  We stayed at the Central Dog Park for a half our.  Rags had a good play and run with both small Molly Gold and Scraps.  Scraps and Rags had a pretty good chase going on, rare for the two of them and we saw a couple of Beagles we had never seen before.

Since it got dark early we took advantage of the Denville Dog Park with the warm glow of their amber lights.  No enough light for photography but enough light where the dog park is open until 9:00.  We stayed there for 45 minutes or so and left with Goji on our way out to pick up some Carmel Haiffa Diner, Route 202 in Morris Plains.  It’s nice to have the option of the Denville Dog Park with their lights as the days get shorter.

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2010-09-01 – Bark-Hopping ‘Round Town

Scraps and Rags haven’t been to the Denville dog park in quite some time so we wanted to head over there and say hello to some of their buddies.  This time around, there were lots of our old buddies running about.  The sun was setting but the dogs were playing in its glow and I was able to get some good photos from the warmly lit Denville dog park.

Does anyone know this dog's name?

It was nice that I was able to practice a little agility jumping with Rags as she is going to be running in her first pseudo-official agility run (jumpers only) this Saturday.  Scraps will also be running but this is routine practice for him at this point.  As usual, Rags was totally annoying and unsocial to Fargoe, I feel terrible about that relationship.  Good thing Fargoe is so even tempered cause he would and should have eaten Rags for dinner.  I don’t want to fail to mention that Charlie had an on-going humpfest with MollyGold’s leg.  Nothing was enough for Charlie tonight.

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After Denville we moseyed on down to the Central Park dog park to play with a few little dogs on the way home.  There we saw Yoshi and Phoebe as well as Spike who is now officially named and recognized on the blog, so welcome Spike. Actually you can see him on yesterday’s posting featured prominently in the video.  Unfortunately, I don’t have any photos or videos to show from our time at the Morris County dog park.

2010-08-26 – Bark-Hopping ‘Round Town

A dog agility trial for Scraps the Dog over the previous weekend with some wet weather has meant we haven’t been to the dog park for the past 6 days.  In addition, Scraps and Rags haven’t been to the Denville Dog Park since August 13, so I felt obliged to head on over to Zeek Road and see if we could catch up to a few friends from Denville.

I passed the Central Dog Park on the way over to Denville and there was a lot of excitement there.  Nevertheless, I continued to the Denville Dog Park, it has better sunlight for pictures anyway.  I was there just after five, which is typically too early for most dogs, and only Isabelle and Roxy were there.  Later on a new dog to the park and blog showed up named Bruno.  Scraps and Rags got along well with everyone.

We stayed, played, did a little agility took a few photos and let’s not forget the simultaneous poops.  We all then “bark-hopped” on over to Central Park Dog Park.  The place was buzzing with excitement.  A good mix of 10-15 small dogs made it a lot of fun when we got there.  Other Denville Dog Park turn-coats we found lurking around there were Phoebe and Chester.  There were way too many dogs to try to know names, but one I recall is Lexi the super tiny, soft brown hot-dog.

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