Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Raw Food Diet, Day 295- Swizzle Butt

This weekend was kind of snoozely for us canines, so when we FINALLY got out for a run we were a little loopy. We ran a mile down to the bark park, and the combination of excitement from off-leash-ness with the cold wintry air put an extra snarzle in our bums. We went crazy! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!I ran myself so hard that I HAD to place my belly in a puddle of melted snow just to cool off. I just had my leg pits shaved so that cold water felt crazy good. A quick dip and I was back in action!
Pupi and mom played Fetch and for the first time ever I chased the ball and zoomed like a beast past my brother and got it! I even picked it up and Fetched it! I've NEVER done that before, and I will only pick up a tennis ball if it's broken. I must have really been feeling my Beasties this morning.

Sometimes I'd get distracted and drop the ball mid-Fetch, and Pupi would nab it and trot back to mom like he's the king of Fetch. No way! I was just busy working on my speediness and Olympic racing techniques.
We found one little patch of sun and zoomied about in it for a bit.
Big Pupi did Good Boy Fetch some more (like a total dork!) but sometimes he'd lose the ball when stopping to weeble on a tree. Usually he was pretty good though.
There was a pretty lady dog there and Pupi would prance about for her, showing off the tennis ball and his manly stride. She was less than amused.
I spent a lot of time snarfeling about, looking for that tasty rabbit feast I know lives outside of these gates. When I see him I scream as loud as I possibly can and ALL the other hunting dogs in the park join me at the gate for a good yowl and bunny watch.
It must have been too cold for that delicious nibblet to be out today.
We had a super awesome time. I got to play with a little 4-year old boy who was with his mom at the park. I LOVE kids! Especially little roughhousing male human pups. His face was at perfect Stanislaw-licking height and his gloves were super fun to tug on. Mom didn't get any photos because she was worried I'd knock him over. C'mon mom. It only happened once! And he laughed! Duh. I KNOW what I'm DOING!

We smiled the whole time at the park.
And after all that lunatic racing we started to slow down.
We got really slow. Heck... I was sitting.
Mom wrangled us together and we ran all the way home. When we got back dad was home for lunch!! Super awesomeness! I got to slobber all over dad's nice work pants and then I feasted hard on a post-running feast before flopping over to my side and snoozeling the afternoon away. After nappies I tried to learn how to write because I wanted to pencil another trip to the bark park in on the calendar for tomorrow. And the next day. And every day. That's a lot of writing.

Dang this dewclaw,


Niamh said...

Doesn't it feel great to run really fast Stanislaw? I wish we lived near each other so we could tear around the dog park together like loonies. Like you, I am more interested in chasing and being chased than fetching a tennis ball but I will usually do it a bit after I have finished my running. Glad you and Big Pupi had such a fun time. I heard a rumor that I am going to the park today.

Your friend,

Fenway said...

I'm relieved to hear all that wedding shopping stuff is over. FYI: be on the lookout for any Stan & Pupi wedding day attire. I have a feeling you might be in the wedding party.

Speaking of party, that dog park event looked like tremendous fun, right down to the cooling snow piles.

Your pal,

Coco said...

WOW those are great action photos of you and Pupi at the Bark Park! You guys both looked pretty tuckered out by then end. i bet you crashed after you got home.

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco - The Princess

Biggie-Z said...

I love the dog park - the only thing better than the dog park is CAMP and Brrr Mont, because the dog park isn't really big enough for me to do real zoomies.

Looks like you had a great time!

Hero said...

Those were great shots of you, Stan! I wish I could have a game of chase with you. I hope your mom has been taken off your pooble list after letting you and Big Pupi have such a blast at the park.

Beckett said...

I wish I could go to the Bark Park with you guys. That looks like a great place to do some butt-tucking zoomies!


Mack said...

What a super awesome day you had!
There isn't a bark park for miles away where we live!!

Eric said...

Brrrrr...melted snow? Gee-wizz must of been cold.Too cold for that boring fetch game.I'm a chase dog myself like you Stan. Though I see you made a token effort.Bout the same as your Mom and Grandma did for you last week what with all the secret shopping, tee hee!

Wiry wags, Eric x

Lorenza said...

Hi, Stanislaw!
Sure you two had a great time there at the park!
I wish I could run free like you did!
Kisses and hugs

River said...

You looked great in the action shots. It would fun to come run with you. I love to run.

love & wags,

Maggie said...

can i play with youuu
it looks really fun!!
u know sporty cockers like us..ahemm..

The Animal Doctor said...

awww, we envy you guys, we've never run that fast in our whole lives, ever! i dont know if there are parks like yours in our country. maybe not. we will just have to ask the Animal Doctor to make us one, hmmm.

love, trudis

Momo and Pinot said...

Stanislaw and Big Pupi!! We love your action shots!! We feel like we are hearing your happy woofs!!! You two look so happy which makes us smile. :)

It's cold here... hope you guys are doing ok!

Momo & Pinot

Maggie and Mitch said...

It sounds like the two of you had the best day ever! We hope you get to go to the bark park again today! Maybe that hooman pup will be there again and this time he'll give you his gloves to chew on!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Clover said...

Wow, you guys sure had fun! And you've got some awesome pictures to prove it! I hope you can figure out how to write, Stan. It would be great to go to the park every day!
Love Clover xo

Fenway said...

Sweet Caroline, Stan!

I just heard that one of our dependable free sources is getting traded to KC. My hustling little idol, Coco Crisp is history and a reliever named Ramon Ramirez will don the Sox uniform.

The only consolation is that we have a Ramirez back on the team.

Scottie the 'cutie' said...

Wow, your runs at the park look SOOO cool! I love to sniff about too when I go about for walks...but none were as exciting as yours!

Pupi's mohawk looks very good! hehe!


Amber-Mae said...

Just look at you both zooming around happily! If you ever drop your ball, I would gladly pick it up & keep it to myself. Hehe!

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Bae Bae said...

Your action shoot are pawsome. You're zooming so fast

~ Bae

Toffee said...

What a fun trip to the park!
I wish that we had a fenced in park to run around in here. Hmph. Maybe I will have to move.
How is your dad's studying going?

Petra said...

You guys look like Dasher and Prancer flying around that park! OMD the smiles are your face are SO big!

Agatha and Archie said...

What fun!! Pupi looks like his namesake playing ball like that!!! And he is just as gracious as well!! Love and kisses A+A

the 4 Bs said...

hi Stanislaw, we can see that you know the joy of the dog park. it's making us excited just to see those photos of you running and having so much fun! we hope that someday you will catch that rabbit feast. we sure would like to help you chase him!


Anonymous said...

You sure did have a fun day in the park! My two mutts would have loved to run and chase with you.

duo_disaster said...

Hey! You guys sure had much fun!

We love parks too! Off leashed we meant, so we can run beastly around and sniff out hunts!

But we still envy you guys...
The weather looks MUCH better compared here! Awww....


Charlie Daniels said...


Sorry I haven't been around for while ... things have been a bit rough at my place ..

It looks like you had lots and lots and lots of fun!



FleasGang said...

Happy Turkey Neck Day, boys!

Shelly :-)

Stanley said...

Stanislaw & Big PUpi!

I would give my sissy Stella to be able to RUN LIKE THE WIND with you guys! It's obvious you know how to have a blast at the park ~ how to lead the other pups into bunny battle and how to entertain the hooman pups!

I'm going to spend some time getting caught up on all of your exploits! Can't wait.

Sorry we haven't been around much lately. Our girl has been uber lazy, but we've finally kicked her in a strategic place to get her moving.

You two have some raw turkey necks for us.

Goober love & thankful smooches,
Stanley & Stella

Samantha ~ Holly and Zac ~ said...

Oh that looked like fun, zooming around is great isn't it?.

Hehe... we do that swapping the tennis ball thing too. Usually if Zac gets it first he carries it for a bit, drops it and then Holly carries it.

Holly & Zac

Coco said...

Hi Stanislaw & Pig Pupi!
I hope you had a pawsome clucky-lucky day!

Tail Wiggles & Puppy Kisses,

Coco - The Princess