Scraps and Rags haven’t been at the dog park for over a week as we were all busy competing in a dog agility trial over the week end. We got there pretty early, before most of the other dogs. At the park were SammyBlack, Goji, Phoebe and a new dog to us and the blog, Cookie a Golden who quickly pinned Scraps against the fence and overwhelmed him in a pretty frightening manner. He then proceeded to do the same to Rags. We boogied into the small dog park and threw a few balls around until Cookie left. I hope we don’t meet him again.
We then re-joined the rest of the safe dogs in the main area. A whole bunch of dogs began to arrive around 6:00 p.m. and the dog park was about as busy as I have seen it since we have gone there. I count 23 dogs and I probably missed 1 or 2. Unfortunately, the clouds rolled in and the light was not there to effectively capture all the action in all it glory. I did what I could. There is probably better video than there is photography. Let me not forget that also new to the blog arriving late before I left were Tucker, Maggie and Carter. Finally, while Cindy came right as we left, I don’t think I got any pictures of her, but if I gave Cookie a mention after what he did to Scraps and Rags, I didn’t want to forget Cindy.
I counted up to 14 dogs at the park while Scraps and Rags were there at sunset from 6:30 to 7:45. That’s a lot of frolicking on a beautiful Friday evening that is sending us off in to the 4th of July holiday weekend. Have a good one every one!
After a hot and humid day, the dog park proved to be quite a comfortable place to hang after the sun began to set. The big new addition, and I do mean big, was Milo the St Bernard. He was quite mellow but he had something about him that made other dogs like Rags and Harley bark at him. It must be the “new dog in the park syndrome.” Unfortunately, by the time Jax, Murphy and Harley arrived it was getting dark and I didn’t get any good pictures of these dogs. Goes to show you have to get there when the light is shining right.
Scraps and Rags arrived after sunset at the dog park. We met a few new dogs including a tiny8-month dachshund named Chelsea as well as a black standard poodle name Harley and a medium white dog furry name Murphy. Besides them Buddy, Rusty, Phoebe, Milo the White and Yoshi were there. We had to cut our stay short because Scraps broke his dew-claw while chasing a ball in the grass. This the the 4th time this has happened to him so we are pretty good at taking care of it by now. We scooped him up and drove to the 24-hour animal hospital in West Caldwell on Bloomfield Ave. A couple of hours and $175 dollars later he was all snipped and bandaged up ready to grow and break that thing for another time. Nevertheless, below are the few pictures I took up to the time of Scraps’ accident.