After a beautiful kayak trip on the colorful Passaic River in Baskin Ridge, I grabbed the dogs and headed on over to the dog park to catch some Friday afternoon action. We got there at 2:00, before the after work crowd headed over, so it wasn’t too busy, but the sun was a little higher in the sky and I did get some good photographs. Spent sometime first in the large dog park and then in the little dog park. It was a quick hour with a lap around the track in between. Don’t have anytime to write because we have to head to the Morristown critical mass bike ride that starts at 6:30, the last Friday of every month.
When Scraps and Rags arrived at the dog park at 5:00 p.m. the sun had already set behind the western trees, sapping me of all the precious light I want for my dog photographs. Nevertheless, with the clouds from earlier in the day fading out over the eastern skies, we were able to see the smidge from a full moon hover peacefully above the colorful autumn trees. This all provided a beautiful landscape for all the dogs to play around in. With all of this splendid nature all around us, we must not forget how fortunate we are that this dog park is now here for us to enjoy and how gorgeous fall is in this neck of the woods.
First in the small dog park, we saw another handful of white dogs who are all realted to each other. Each one a little different than the other. I also officially met Tassie, a fluffy Pomeranian, who we will now welcome to the blog. She reminds me of my cousin Stacy’s Pomeranian, Harry Winston.
Later on n the large dog park we were able to check out the big guys. It was pretty much the usual crew as far as I could tell. Rags had a nice little run-in and around with the brown and white Jack Russell who was wearing a Yankee collar. No wonder they chased each other round in circles. Actually, the Jack ran in circles and Rags tends to cut her circles off as she barrels into the one she is chasing. I think I got some of that on video if and when I get around to posting it. Speaking of which, go back and check older postings both to relive the old moments and see if I posted any dangling video I took from the days. My video posting lags behind everything else.
Scraps and Rags spent a couple of hours at the dog park this afternoon going from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It was kind of cold because the sun wasn’t out but it really wasn’t too bad.
Initially in the small dog park, Scraps and Rags found a few small white dogs including a Westy named Oliver who we will welcome to the blog and refer to as OliverWest. We then strolled into the large dog park where there seemed to be a lot of golden types. We then headed back to the small dog park where we saw Rory the a Jack Russell, and Sebastian both chasing each other over a stick. It was nice in that Rags eventually got involved in the chase. We closed the evening back in the big dog park where Scraps and Rags had to contend with lots of dogs running around while Patches was making his presence known to them all.
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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.