TDIF – Thank Dog It’s Friday – That’s right, it was Friday afternoon at the dog park and Scraps and Rags arrived around 4:30 and stayed until dark, around 6:45. ‘Twas a beautiful day and evening and all the dogs seemed to bring their parents out for some fun the the dog park.
For Scraps and Rags it was a large dog park sandwich on small dog park bread. The large dog park had a lot of activity going on as there were play groups all over the place. Scraps eventually found his buddy Patches and they started their own little x-rated play group. There were so many dogs out in the dog park that it is hard to recall 1/10th of them. Tonight we will welcome Onxy to the group as I hope I got a good shot or two of him tonight. It is tough on those black dogs like Onyx to capture anything but a silhouette without direct sunlight, but we still try. In the small dog park we found very happy looking Jack Russell/Rat Terrier mix that some people were dog sitting named Sonny who looked a lot like Scraps and had his coloring.
As summer comes to and end, getting to the dog park after work before dark becomes a challenge. On this Friday night Scraps and Rags got to Central Dog Park at 7:00 and while it wasn’t nighttime, it was getting dark. I guess I have to learn to use a flash or get a new lens. We stayed at the Central Dog Park for a half our. Rags had a good play and run with both small Molly Gold and Scraps. Scraps and Rags had a pretty good chase going on, rare for the two of them and we saw a couple of Beagles we had never seen before.
Since it got dark early we took advantage of the Denville Dog Park with the warm glow of their amber lights. No enough light for photography but enough light where the dog park is open until 9:00. We stayed there for 45 minutes or so and left with Goji on our way out to pick up some Carmel Haiffa Diner, Route 202 in Morris Plains. It’s nice to have the option of the Denville Dog Park with their lights as the days get shorter.
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.
Scraps and Rags arrived at the park at 5:30, early for them. There was a new dog, Lenny as well as Darby and a medium-sized black dog I have seen before but don’t know the name. He is now known as ?-dog to me until someone tell me something else. Later on Phoebe showed up and then Buddy, Lily, Molly, Yoshi, Goji and new dogs to the blog including Rusty and Sonny. The big dogs played while Rags barked at them. Fun was had by all.