This Sunday was a much nicer day than yesterday. It was sunnier, warmer and the snow was softer on the dogs’ paws. This brought out lots of dogs including my beloved Scraps and Rags. We first went to the small dog park where we played with many of the same dogs we saw yesterday.
I guess lots of the dogs have cabin fever and the warm sun got them excited. With the bright sun and the playful dogs I was able to get many good action photos. There was a lot of playing and running in the small dog park where about 10 dogs came out to play. Later in the large dog park, there were mainly big dogs and they were also playing hard.
New to the dog park blog were a pair of giant Irish Wolf Hounds Petey and Katie. There was also a brown bodied Pit-bull with a bright white face named Rocky who was getting picked on by the much smaller yet more tenacious Forrest, the Jack Russell. We’ll refer to Rocky as RockyBrown. Finally, in the small dog park we met a small Pit-bull like tan dog named Nigel. For some reason, Nigel always gets bit so his Mom was fearing Rags may attack him. It never happened.
2011 is looking to be much brighter than 2010 if New Years Day is any indication. Today was much brighter and warmer than yesterday. This meant there were more dogs in the park. Yesterday there were none in the small dog park, but today there was a nice mix.
By 12:30 Scraps and Rags got over their hangovers and dragged their haunches of of bed and to the dog park to play the other hungover dogs. Today at the dog park we met Mozy, BaileyTan, a small happy playful tan dog and also Ginger, a slightly larger tan dog in the large dog park. All three are new to the blogs tagging system, so welcome.
The small dog park was still covered with snow. This kept it clean and fun to run around in but eventually Scraps’ feet seemed to get cold so we headed to the large dog park where there was more of the ground was showing through the previously melted snow. With today’s high temperatures, the ground was much muddier than yesterday. Rags does really like the mud at all; what a princess.
We left around 1:30 when the sun began to hide behind a blanket of clouds. Prior to the sun leaving I was able to take lots of good light drenched pictures so check them out and enjoy. Happy New Year!
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TGIF – Scraps and Rags arrived at the dog park after a long hard week of dog work, so they were psyched it was Friday and that they were at the dog park. When we arrived we saw there was only one lonely dog in the small dog park, so we spent the entire time in the large dog park. There were must have been 20-30 dogs in the large dog park so there was a good crowd in there.
We saw Lily, the brown and white Poodle, who we used to often see at the Denville dog park. Lily eventually found some dogs to play with, so that was good to see. We hung with the group of 4 hot dogs hanging around trying their best to cause and not to cause chaos. Eventually, Forrest the the brown-eyed while Jack Russell, showed up and he got Rags going where they were chasing each other for a little while. When Patches and MiloLong showed up, Forrest gravitated to Patches filling the void Scraps would have liked to fill. On this day Scraps was just a bystander. Good thing, because as Patches and Forrest were going at it two larger more intimidating dogs were surrounding the two of them and barking like mad. That would have made me nervous. Patches says, “Bring it on.”
While it wasn’t cloudy outside, the winds blew steadily and it felt cold. Scraps and Rags only hung out for 45 minutes before we left to eat dinner. In that short time we got a few photos, so check them out.