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2010-09-06 Central Dog Park on a busy Labor Day afternoon

On this picturesque ending of summer, Scraps and Rags jumped on the back of our bikes to enjoy our beloved Central Park dog park and today didn’t disappoint.  It is Labor Day Monday and it’s hot but not humid and a genuinely great afternoon for fun at the dog park.

We played in the small dog park for a while with the Westies, Lewis and Clark, who are new to the blog.  We also met Gracie who was large for a Jack Russell mix.  Scraps also found this small schnauzer named Hanz who he was trying to hump and he had nothing else on his mind while he was around.  He never pulled the trigger or completed his mission because Lewis and Clark kept interrupting his progress.  I didn’t stop him from humping the air, truly a missed opportunity.  Chester was also there sporting a new hair cut.

After leaving the small dog park we ventured into the large dog park we found a whole bunch of running and playing dogs as well as some sunlight for some nice photos. There were so many dogs at the park on this afternoon that it is impossible to recognize all of them, but I will mention a few.  We met Trent the friendly huskie who Rags only had a little problem with.  We know Fargoe the huskie from the Denville dog park and he makes Rags bark like the bitch that she really is.  It is therefore difficult to say if it is Fargoe or the huskie itself that makes her go crazy.  We also met a cool looking besengi named Einstein.  The other day at Rags’ agility debut someone mentioned they thought Rags had some besengi in her.  I had never heard of the breed and lo-and-behold there is a besengi at the dog park.  The last dog I’ll recognize and welcome to the blog is a black standard dog named Lucy.  I only know that because her name shows up so well on some of the photos.

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That’s about it for this summer which began with the maturation of the DenvilleDogPark.com photo blog and now ends with the morphing of the blog into the MorrisCountyDogPark.com.  This came with the opening of Morris County’s new Dog Park at Central Park.  It been wonderful photographing all the dogs and video taping all the fun they have.  I look forward to the changing of the seasons and the beautiful kaleidoscope this dog park will become on a few special days as the trees change their colors, so stayed tuned for more fun at the dog park.

2010-08-31 – Morris County Central Dog Park – Biked Over Before Sunset

Though it was before sunset, the more than ample shade in the small dog park means there is rarely enough light for me to capture some good action shots. When we biked over to the dog park with Scraps and Rags we found TopDog was there with his 3 little frankfurters walking to large dog park loop. We also saw Chester and Bailey from Denville dog park in the small dog park. There wasn’t a lot of playing but it was a nice night to spend time with your dogs in the dog park with the companionship of another canine pal or two. Rags was a little tired from spending the afternoon on the kayak with me paddling the Pasaaic River. Before too long we biked on back home in the darkening twilight.

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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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2010-08-20 – Morris County Central Dog Park – Biked Over Before Sunset

TGIF and Scraps and Rags were all excited to prepare for the weekend with a trip to the Central Dog Park after their dinner.  We loaded them up on the back of our bikes and pedaled on down to the dog park on a beautifully just over a flat mile away from home.  This was the type of experience we were hoping for with the opening of the new dog park and this Friday evening’s nice weather afforded us the opportunity to hit up this new dog park in style.

Already early in its existence, this dog park has attracted many people and tonight we had a nice crowd of dogs including many small ones.  We saw some of our doggy buddies from the Denville Dog  Park including Jax and Chester.   Best of all, Scraps found a cute little doggy buddy named Patches who hung out with Scraps from the moment they first laid noses on each other.  We walked laps around the dog park and Patches followed us around with Scraps.  They really hit it off.

Unfortunately, I didn’t do a good job on taking pictures and I am stuck with what I have.  It’s a difficult place to get good pictures with the trees blocking the sun from many angles.  I’m going to have to focus, pardon the pun, concentrate and learn how to get good pictures in the more sun-challenged environment of the Central Dog Park.

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