After a week of rain, the clouds finally began to disperse on Friday afternoon where slowly but surely the dogs began to come out of hiding. When we arrived at the dog park around 5:15 there was only one dog in the small dog park and just 4 or 5 in the large one. We spent a few minutes in the large one trying to use the few remaining rays of light for pictures, but to no avail. We then played with Kiwi, the really cute Corgy, in the small dog park. She would pose for the camera and would chase tennis balls all day long. Let’s welcome Kiwi to the blog and hope we see more of her.
We returned to the large dog park where it was getting late but Scrap and Rags had some good play time with Patches and his brother MiloLong the brown Dachshund. Though I didn’t get pictures of Phoebe he was there with his newly adopted brother brother Shylo, so let’s also welcome Shylo to the family. As Scraps is competing in agility trials all weekend long at Lewis Morris Park we probably won’t see any of the dog park dogs during the weekend but enjoy the sun for it is likely to be brisk nice outside.
With the Jets playing the Patriots at 4:00 and the Giants playing the Colts at 8:00, it afforded many people the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Sunday afternoon sunshine with the dogs at the dog park. After finishing her second week of beginners agility training on Sunday morning, Rags grabbed her brother Scraps and the bicycles and we all headed over to the dog park.
When we got there we discovered many dogs in the small dog park including tiny little RoxyChi who we met yesterday, Phoebe, Lewis and Clark and other came and went. This may have been the most crowded day we have had at the new dog park. At one point I tried to count and I estimate 40 dogs were in the large dog park with probably 10 more in the small. It was a great day and all the dogs seem to play well together.
After spending a while in the small dog park we entered the big one and did a lap. There we met Trace, a wiry-haired Jack Russell. There was the Carin Terrier named Guinness. Many new dogs to add to the blog. We then sat down with the big dogs in the shade and enjoyed their play. We saw this other white haired Jack Russell named Luna with a grey patch over her left eye. There was also Oliver the Bassett Hound. Wow, there were a lot of dogs and it was just so comfortable, everyone was just relaxing on the lawn while their dogs played. We spent 2 to 2 and a half hours at the park without batting an eye. We eventually ended up in the small dog park to close the day and the weekend. We are still enjoying this great dog park as its popularity keeps growing. It really has been a great gift to us.
After getting a little breakfast at the nearby Morris Plains farmers market and craft show, we took our bikes and Scraps and Rags down Graniss Avenue over to the Central Park dog park. It was surprising empty when we arrived around 11:00 with only little Simba in the small dog park. We played with him for a little while before walking the trail in the big park. There we met 2 French Bull Dogs, one named Bowie who was black with a black dot in the white stripe on his head. The other one was mostly white but I didn’t catch his name.
By the time we left at close to leaving time the sun came out and so did the dogs. There was both a nice crowd in the big dog park as well as the small dog park by the time we left at 12:15 so we took one last little jaunt in the small dog park before we left. There is a good chance we will be back for a late afternoon session so stay tuned.
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.
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.