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2011-05-28 Central Dog Park after the Memorial Day Parade

Saturday morning of Memorial Day weekend means the traditional Morris Plains parade marches up Route 202.  A contingent of dog park attendees with their dogs walked as part of this parade.  Scraps and Rags prefer to watch the parade curbside instead of walking, but when the dog park crew came past us we all remembered how lucky we were to have the new dog park located just up the road from the parade site and close to home.

After the parade, Scraps and Rags headed to the dog park on the bicycles to have a little post parade fun.  Rags is enjoying her new ride, a front-mounted Wald bicycle basket and dog bed, which we just installed the previous night for Morristown’s critical mass bike ride.  The basket lets Rags ride in front of the handle bars, enjoy the wind and the view, and feels nicely secure for her 13 pound body.

We spent time in the small dog park and with the nice weather and the holiday weekend, we had a nice group of small one in the park.  Eventually a Shiba Inu dog club arrived with 4 or five of those Japanese dogs, so that was different.  I heard some one call one of them Suki, so let’s welcome Suki and all the other Shiba Inus to the dog park blog.

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2011-05-26 Central Dog Park and Memorial Day Parade News

With a freshly cut lawn, the dog park should have attracted more dogs tonight than it did but it is what it was.  When Scraps and Rags arrived around 5:30 Sebastian was pacing by his lonesome in the small dog park and his mom was so excited to see Scraps and Rags for him.  Not that my dogs did anything in the small dog park but their own personal business.  They paid no attention to Sebastian.  All they seemed to care about was that I was going to have to give them baths tonight, if you know what I mean.

We went into the large dog park which was like yesterday, only a handful of dogs, but today not as much playing.  It was hotter and no one wanted to come into the setting sun where I sat with Scraps and Rags and took whatever phot0s I could get.

50% of Profits From Sale of Photos Will Be Donated To Support the Dog Park – To view a slide show of the photos taken or to purchase downloads ($0.99/download), prints or other items go to my SmugMug link below. Fifty percent (50%) of all profit made from the sale of any items off of SmugMug will be donated back to the dog park, so get great photos of your dog and support our dog park.
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Regarding this Saturday’s Memorial Day Parade in Morris Plains, the following message was sent by TopDog  about walking in it with your dog to show support for the dog park.  Scraps and Rags won’t be walking but will be there observing, like the photo from 2009 above, and cheering you all on.

Hellloooo, MCDOG:

THIS SATURDAY, May 28, 2011, join in with your pack mates marching in the Morris Plains Memorial Day Parade.  Meet us in Roberts Garden Park on Mountain Way.  Dress festively and attire your four legged friends the same.

Shape up starts at 8:30 at which time there is a Memorial service.  The parade itself starts at 9:00.  We will likely step off at about 10:00 if we have the same positioning as the last few years.  HOWEVER, getting to the muster site in a motor vehicle will be difficult, if not impossible, once the police start closing down the roads.  Therefore, Top Dog recommends that you get there early and have some fun interacting with the pack.

We’ll have some extra dogs if you have friends who want to come.  We also need a few dogless people to carry our banner.

This is big fun.  We join the parade heading south on Mountain Way, left on Rosedale, left again on 202, through town and past the cheering hordes.  The reviewing stand is in front of the Train Station, then under the railroad trestle and left onto Route 53 to the VFW Hall for some end of parade refreshment and fellowship.

If I’ve left out important detains, please let me know at topdog@mdcog.org and I’ll send out the missing information to everyone.

Top Dog

 

2011-05-07 Central Park Dog Park – It’s Good to Be Back

While the dog park at Central Park reopened last week, me and my camera haven’t been able to make it back until this beautiful springtime afternoon. While there weren’t many dogs in the small dog park, it was still good for Scraps and Rags to see two of their old friends Sebastian and GracieWhite. Scraps and Rags weren’t too interested in any of the dogs or doing much at all. They were preoccupied in the fact their mother wasn’t there with us. After Scraps totally gooped-up his neck in muck we headed home. Not a long day at the park but a precursor for good things to come in the upcoming season.  Get the dogs out and have some fun.

50% of Profits From Sale of Photos Will Be Donated To Support the Dog Park – To view a slide show of the photos taken or to purchase downloads ($0.99/download), prints or other items go to my SmugMug link below. Fifty percent (50%) of all profit made from the sale of any items off of SmugMug will be donated back to the dog park, so get great photos of your dog and support our dog park.
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2011-02-27 Central Dog Park in the Melt

The last Sunday of February proved to be a much nicer day than yesterday as yesterday’s ice was turning to today’s slush.  Getting into the dog park was a muddy mess.  It’s what we all expected a few months ago thinking about the snow covering the dirt and we got it!  Not a good time to show up to the dog park without boots.  Just a suggestion if you plan on showing up in the next few days.

It was a tough day at the dog park for Scraps and especially Rags.  Rags and a tough little black dog named Addie got into a pretty fierce melee.  This wasn’t the first time they got into it like this so we have to watch out for that dog in the future.  Additionally, a new dog named Princess, a small scruffy little white dog also got into with Rags.  Then when we separated them, a Shepard named Bing started getting all riled up against both Scraps and Rags.  It was a tough time in the little dog park.

Bing and Princess were new to the park and blog, so I guess welcome to the two of them.  We also had a Sophie and Sophia, I think Sophia was the fluffy blackish-grey dog.  Finally we also had Leroy a dark brown Dachshund Toy-Poodle mix.  Welcome to all of them.

Though the schoolyard was a dog-eat-dog world, the skies outside were mostly sunny.  With the help of the sun I took some good action photographs, so check them out.

50% of Profits From Sale of Photos Will Be Donated To Support the Dog Park – To view a slide show of the photos taken or to purchase downloads ($0.99/download), prints or other items go to my SmugMug link below. Fifty percent (50%) of all profit made from the sale of any items off of SmugMug will be donated back to the dog park, so get great photos of your dog and support our dog park.
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