At the beginning of November I finally remembered to take the camera with me, when we went to the dog park. We go there 3-5 times a week, never on weekends. It's too crowded on Saturday and Sunday. Whole families go there, from Baby to Great Aunt, and maybe their pooch too, if they don't forget to take him. It's just plain crazy on weekends.
There is always someone there, if only a couple of dog walkers, who come with two mini vans and bring about 20 dogs with them. This was one of those days.
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This is Biko, she LOVES to go to the park. She thinks she's the Queen, and has to greet and meet every newcomer, be it four or two legged. She's always on the move, sniffing, and peeing. She even lifted one of her hind legs to pee twice! No kidding, she's female and does that. Queen indeed.
I was crouching there when she came running, checking out the competition.
Well, Biko is coming back to check in. In the background there are lots of dog walker dogs. It's also the mud area. By the way, as I stood up from my crouching point, I saw that right beside me was a big dog turd, just missed it by a foot step.
Happy kept close to me at first, but with her encouragement he ventured away from me soon enough. This was a good day for him. Usually he spends most of his time there on his back, because one or the other dogs plays rough. He's really a big chicken and squeals like a pig, even before something really happens. As I said, this was a good day for him, nobody was interested in him much. Sometimes we take his Frisbee with us, and any and all dogs, big or small can take it away from him, he's that "generous".
Here he looks as big as the brown dog, but was really smaller. He's just standing a little higher. He is scared of small dogs, so he watches this one carefully.
Of course he has to pick the blind guy to sniff butt, the one who can't chase him away! Got to learn sniffing butt at some point, right?
Biko and Happy went by me heading in the other direction. The entrance is at the far left corner. Biko is looking to the right. Can you see the two lumps far back, when you look up from her shoulder?
Here you can see those "lumps" a little better. It's a couple of senior dogs, the dog walkers brought along. They always lye down side by side and watch the others fool around.
This guy was looking at Happy funny, who just wanted to sniff his butt, but thought better not this time.
I felt really honored when I saw the two seniors get up and waddle up to me! They came all the way over to greet me. I must have looked quite interesting with my camera pointing in their direction. I didn't even think they saw me, but they did. Well we said Hello, and went on our way.