Then I had to fight off Wootie with Mad Teeth™.
And now you’re telling me ‘leave the stick, it’s time to go’?
Today we went to Dogwood Park because I heard it had a swimming hole. I looked it up on the interwebz first and the park was described as “a bit small.” I don’t know where the reviewer regularly goes for his dog parks (Paraguay? The moon?) but it wasn’t small – it was huge! Lots of places to play Wootie Toy™ and two big ole swimming areas that didn’t smell *too* bad and then some trails for roaming through. Seemed pretty large to me!
The swimming holes were the big draw for me. I was just discussing with The Sadist (occasionally It just speaks almost pleasantly, rather than screaming at me and chasing me with a jump pole) how so many dogs running agility are just out of condition, because it’s hard to find time to exercise one’s dogs as thoroughly as one should. And my dogs have always been in superb condition because we lived on the ocean for 10 years and swam nearly every day. Since moving out here to the sticks, while I have had a lot of free time (*looks sideways, whistles nonchalantly*) my dogs are not getting the same workout they did when we lived really close to the beach. I find running them on the earth is not as effective, and we’ve had a lot more injuries this year than we ever have before, probably because there’s more impact to their bodies.
Also, SOME of them are getting a bit fat because SOME of them don’t like to play games on the earth so much.
SOME of them are so fat they can hide a whole puppy with their girth. SOME of them may weigh as much as 33lbs.
If this gives you any indication how fat SOME of them might be – Piper is 17 3/4″ and weighs 29lbs. Dexter is 18.5″ and weighs 34lbs. SOME of them are 16.5″ and weigh 33lbs. Ahem.
Anyway. I’m always looking for a body of water in which to swim the dogs regularly. Everyone just loves to swim. Everyone, that is, except Dexter.
I read somewhere that ironically dogs automatically know how to swim, and seal pups need to be taught to swim. So clearly, Dexter is a seal.
This is frantic splashing.
HAHAHAHA! I laughed so hard I scared a passing gentleman and his docile little Westie.