Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Raw Food Diet, Day 543- Barkin' and Parkin'

Since Big Pupi is still on the DL, I got to go to the bark park - just me and my mom! First I was attacked by the buzzy thing, but it was all worth it for a morning at the park.

I like to make a dramatic entrance, and so I usually fling my 24lbs into the park and arrive completely airborne:
First up, I saw my little puppy buddy and we got our sniff on.
We gave our usual "What did YOU have for breakfast??" greeting by the infamous Weeble Tree.
He wasn't convinced it was me, so my puppy buddy had to make doubly sure it was Stanislaw the Great that he was about to wrastle with.
But before I can get any good wrastliness into my muscles, I must first cool off my groin in the hose wading pool. My puppy buddy was getting a little fresh as I enjoyed the icy cool awesomeness on my nether regions.Once my groin was satisfied with the degree of coldness, I hopped up like a spring and invited puppy buddy for a wee romp.He might be small but he's a Champion Wrastler! I made certain to show off my shiny white canines which happen to look rather menacing against my black fur. I'm all teeth and bendy gumby-ness. Watch out!!Then mom tossed a ball for me. I'm totally getting the gist of this whole "chase the round object" game. I prance like a man and do a huge flying pounce to catch that sneaky thing and bring it to my Jaws of Steel.
I ran hither and thither, doing the most important of important things.
I checked back in with mom for frequent drooly and howly-like updates - plus a bum scritching or two.
A little bird must have warned the living stuffies that The Beast was on the loose. I saw no galloping grub on this day - not one tasty niblet nibbling in my weeble grass for me to make a fuss over. Phooey.
I had a quick pow wow with the Bark Park regulars. I like this beagle mix since she's got a touch of The Feistiness in her bum, just like I do.
She's been working on her dissertation on the game of Chase. I gave her something to write about.
And we often enjoy critiquing each other's Downward Dog yoga positions.
Before I knew it, it was time to visit this corner of the park.
After a few high quality, feisty-cizing facial bum slaps by Yours Beastly, I got my terrier friend to play a game of chase.
She was a titch tired, so it didn't last very long.
So it was time to move on.
I was chillin' in my wading pool cooling off the ol' weeble when 2 kids came wandering my way. My puppy buddy and his wee friend were so into their wrestling that I pushed them out of my pool so they could get their thrashes in on dry land. I don't think they even noticed!
I tried a recipe for Chilled Ball Soup that I had found online. Turns out that I prefer raw meat.
Then my beagle friend and I greeted 2 new Shepard-ish dogs that had just come into the park. I did my best paw-slapping play bow and ginormous leap backwards to start a game of chase, but they weren't having it. I think they were in their golden years and weren't amused with my puppy antics.
And when mom saw me like this~
~she knew it was time to go home.

And I walked like a Good Boy should on a LOOSE LEASH almost the whole way back. I don't know why, but that crazy human made a big stinkin' deal out of my Good Boyness and I feasted on beefy treats every time I made eye contact while prancing all manly-like at her side. It was delicious!

And speaking of stink... those treats are talking to me now. I've been baking air biscuits all morning! AWESOME!

A beast by any other name would smell just a sweet,


Niamh said...

You are naked Stanislaw!! I can tell that you have had dog grooming torture tools applied to all your beastly fur! What a great time at the dog park. You have lots of nice friends. I would love to be there so we could have a great chase game.

Scout and Freyja said...

Your momma is a very, very smart lady to be giving you treats for eye contact. You should give her an extra slobbering kiss tonight because you were rescued by just the right person!

Biggie-Z said...

Wowie zowie, look at your new 'do! Very sleek and probably cool for summer. I just had my first visit to the dog park this morning after TWO WEEKS of being ABANDONED at camp. Actually it wasn't that bad because I got more outdoor time than I get at home, but I had to eat awful kibbles and then I had diaries and stuff, so my Momma's putting me back on raw ASAP!

Snuffs and play bows,

Hero said...

You look like you had a grand time, Stan! I don't think any other pup there could ever compare with your beastly moves. I especially love the first photo of you. We don't have dog parks on my island so the best I have is the empty basketball court with Tagpi. Unfortunately, Tagpi doesn't like to play chase or bitey face so we just take turns playing fetch with my mom. I need to find a playmate like you that I can chase around and wrestle with. Congrats on walking so well going home! You certainly deserved those beefy treats.

Eric said...

Stani, what a wicked time at the park. Dog, I wished I lived near you for a game of chase me. Cos it's so hard to find the right playmate. Lucky you sniffed out the beagle kid. With your help she'll get a gold star for her work. Like yo might for your biscuits...haaa!!!

Wiry wagsn kisses Eric xxx

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

I bet woo SOOOOO slept well that night!

Woo are such a good flying puppi!


The Animal Doctor said...

I guess Im just not used seeing you..umm..naked. ( Or maybe I'm just shy?) I hope your Mom will let you grow your manly hair soon!

lovelots, Trudis

Joe Stains said...

Looks like a super day at the bark park. I sure can't go to mine because it is so stinkin hot. I sure am glad you had fun tho. Look at all those cool doggies to play with.

Momo and Pinot said...

Stanislaw! Bark Park is so clean!! Looks like you met lots of friends.. lots of sniffing and chasing! Our paws crossed for Big Pupi's sleepy recovery.

Your mom's birdies story moved us!! Our mom had same type of birdies when she was a child. :) Everyone who is looked after by your mom is very very lucky one! She's great. :)

Momo & Pinot

Ludo van Doggy said...

Full on superfast action dog! Look at you go! You a blur in your photos so I sometimes had to ask Mum does it be a bird, does it be a plane, no it Stanislaw!
~lickies, Ludo

Dennis the Vizsla said...

Looks like a great time at the park and playing in the water -- and no scary waves either! ;-)

Petra said...

I love the pictures of you playing at the park because you look so happy! And that makes me happy!

the 4 Bs said...

'baking air biscuits' - that's a good one, Stanislaw!

we're glad you had so much fun at your Bark park. we love those high speed action photos of you. you are truly a Beast.


Maggie and Mitch said...

You look great all groomed and slick, Stan! You are one handsome boy!
We sure wish we knew what going to the dog park was like *sigh*

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

MJ's doghouse said...

wow it sure looks like you had fun with all those friends....and good boy for doing the good boy is almost worthe the treats


Hi Stanie,

I am so sorry I made you guys almost lose your breakfast but it was something that had to be done. I hope your not mad at me!!

Wow, I wish I could have been there with yous gys at the part....It sure looks like fun there.


Tee said...

Hello Stainslaw,

We're glad to see your improving by the weeks! Your momma must be really proud of your progress. We like our cools too - been having loads of showers in sitting in cool grass to keep our nether regions cool too! ehehe :)

Love the pictures of you having such a good fun time with all the doggies!

Licks and wags

TUffy and the Dog WOods Pack

TwoSpecialWires said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by! We'll be back tomorrow....gotta go to sleep right now. Moma's word rules this time of night!

Jake and Fergi :)))

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

What a great day you had! Soooo much fun with soooo many other doggies!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Sally said...

Thanks for stopping by our blog - you are like a spaniel version of us indeed! Paddy loves to play - and often looks in the park for dogs to play with...he was a little out matched this morning with the Bull Terrier.

Looks like you had lots of fun in the park - we love the water feature too!

Lots of licks
Sally and paddy