Scraps and Rags were able to enjoy the last day of the year at Morris County’s dog park with a dozen or so puppy pals. It was nice and warm, yet not sunny so the pictures lack a little shine to them. The snow from the previous blizzard covered half the dog park while dry ground covered the rest. There was a surprisingly small amount of mud considering that quite a bit of snow had melted.
We were able to find a couple of new dogs to the blog based on extracting their names from their dog tags. We welcome Tanner the brown muscular dog and Zoey the cute auburn dog. Additionally, we welcome Mallomar the Belgian Shepard and Tootsie the little black pug like animal to the blog. We met them before but I guess they were never officially tagged and welcomed.
Happy New Year to all the dogs and the people and we all look forward to our first full year at the Morris County Dog Park at Central Park.
In December, it has been tough for Scraps and Rags to find the chance to get to the dog park. This Saturday was nice and sunny so that the cold temperature was not too much of a problem. We were able to spend an hour in the small dog park with some of our old friends. For the most part we had a good time except for a viscous skirmish Rags got into with Simba. Good thing I was quick on the pull as I hoisted Rags in the air quickly before too much damage was done. Short of that, it was a nice day with some nice pictures. I liked Gracie’s red outfit, it reminded me of the PJ’s Agarn and O’Rooke used to wear on F-Troop.
With it being Veterans Day, Scraps and Rags had the opportunity to take a hike earlier in the day at Hacklebarney State Park located in Chester and Washington Townships. They had a great time there hiking along the river and I recommend this place for anyone else looking for a nice hiking place with their dog. We went right from the hike to the dog park. Scraps and Rags seemed tired from their long hike and rock scramble along the Black River so when they arrived at the dog park they were rather subdued.
Though the day proved to be nice, clear and sunny, by the time we arrived at the dog park at 4:00 p.m. the sun, with all its good photography light, was hiding our behind the tree-line. This made for some dark pictures but dark pictures are better than none at all.
New to the dog park blog was Lefty, the cute little Norfolk terrier. We also had Penny Lane, some type of miniature Springer Spaniel. Her vocally challenged black sibling was also at the dog park but I forgot his name. Finally, we also had Nala, a little brown and white Jack Russell Terrier who looked a lot Rory but didn’t quite have the aggressive nature exhibited by Rory when Sebastian taunted played with him. Finally, we have LilyWhite, the tiny little white fluff-ball
This was the weekend we changed the clocks back so it we knew it was going to get late early. Scraps and Rags therefore headed to the dog park around 11:30 so not to experience that depressing early darkening that today brings. In addition and more importantly, the Giants had the 4:00 p.m. game so we had to get our dog park fun in early. Giants kicked some Seahawk butt, by the way, and spared their quarterback for some reason.
Once again, today was a beautiful fall day. It was cool but the bright sun kept everyone warm and happy. This brought the dogs out as the dog park was crowded, proving once again how successful this dog park is and what a great resource it is four us and our dogs.
Scraps and Rags first went to the small dog park as there were a dozen or so small ones running about. Sebastian, Rory, GracieWhite and others played and wrestled and had a great time. That Rory has a lot of energy. We met a little dog named Gizmo, she was the only new dog’s name I recall so let’s welcome her to the blog and it’s Tag filter feature.
We then went to the big dog park and there was still a little color in the trees but the dogs were the real stars of the day. Lots of cool new dogs in the big dog park, running in the sun and also wrestling. We finished our visit at 1:20 and headed home. Enjoy these sunny daytime photos as the week ahead only provides a closed dog park after the days early darkness. Is Spring here yet?
I have been reluctant to take my Golden Retriever to the dog park in fear of aggressive dogs. I started taking in in the morning and it was great, he got the energy out and the dogs were well behaved. Tonight I decided to take him to get the energy out and there was a small dog mounting many other the dogs, sounded aggressive, at first was coming at my dog w […]
Please post a copy of the dog park rules by all the gates in the central dog park. The parks are getting very crowded and 99 % are well behaved, out for for a day of fun and have responsible owners. BUT the remainder ignore the rules, don’t clean up waste ( an extreme health hazard to both humans and dogs) and ignore the rules. There are some aggressive dogs […]
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