This morning was a morning of awesomeness. It's been super hot in the afternoons lately and so today mom got us all up and out of our crates early in the morning for some exercise and a slow-hunt. We were treading along our usual trail when suddenly mom changed her mind and we veered off in another direction. Little did I know that this was taking us to the back entrance of the bark park!
We haven't been to the bark park in what seems like forever because of the dog flu that had been going around. That seems to be under control now, but we still avoid the park when it's crowded. Mornings are usually quiet times and so we decided to pay it a little visit so Pupi and I could run about like beasts and not have to be Have like we do when we're on a leash. It was great! The moment we zoomed through the gates we were greeted by our friend Keagan who we haven't seen since his humans moved. Every time he sees us he weebles a little bit on himself (oops!) but then it's super fun chasing time!
My chasing concentration didn't last long before I noticed something new and absolutely wonderful sitting in my park. It was a kiddie pool filled with icy cold hose water! I sprinted towards it with all my might and from about 6 feet out I became airborne. While hurdling my gangly body through air I assumed the belly-soaking position and landed with an enormous splash in the incredible coldness! This was my very first time in one of these body-sized water bowls and man, was it just the best ever! I spent the next 30 minutes crashing into the pool and exploding out of it over and over again, with a little Keagan-chasing mixed in. It wasn't until Keagan left and a big guy named Bull Mastiff came in, that I realized the full potential for my pool. (I call it "my pool" but I had so much respect for the pool that I didn't even weeble in it!) Mr. Mastiff kept coming up to the edge my pool and would assume the play-bow position. I would mirror his bow while barking my head off, and then spin myself like a whirling dervish creating a tornado of liquid that soaked Mr. Mastiff and me from schnozzle to tail. Oh how fun! I'm currently working on my humans, trying to convince them that we need one of these things in our home. I would be Good Boy if we had one! I promise!
We spent quite some time playing in the park, but before we got ourselves too exhausted mom made us leave and be Have on our walk home. We were about half way through our return trip when we saw a black and white cocker spaniel just like Big Pupi! We exchanged sniffs and got to know him a little. Turns out that his humans adopted him just a month ago! What a lucky boy. I hope I get to see him again soon. It wasn't long after that introduction that we met ANOTHER cocker spaniel, only this boy was black like me! Well, he was mostly black... his face was awfully grey. His mom told us that he is 14 years old and almost blind now, but he still looked like a super fun guy! All of those cocker-owning humans said something about Big Pupi and me being rather "active" and "busy" dogs. I wonder what they're referring to?
After all of these adventures (and admittedly, a few meltdowns by me on the way), we finally reached our front door. That's when I realized that something was missing from my day:Big Pupi noticed the same thing:
It was feasting time! We hadn't had our breakfast yet!
Mmm! Ground turkey and yogurt! Kelp deliciousness!
Mom said something about us either getting bully sticks or some tuna and yogurt as a snack this afternoon since we burned so many calories running like beasts at the park. Yay! Fun and feasting is always a win/win. Except I also heard something about needing an ear-cleaning after splashing like a maniac in that pool...
I hope all of you who have a massive splashing water bowl of your very own enjoy it enough for the two of us! I'm jealous!
I so need a kiddie pool in my crate,