I hope everyone hasn’t completely abandoned me, here. Sorry it’s been so long, but I’ve actually been busy. Will and I are going this weekend to buy a home computer, so hopefully updates won’t be so rare anymore. Plus, things are starting to find a nice rhythm at work since most of the snowbirds have settled. I figured that I would jump right back into the swing of things with a regular Furday Friday post. Will and I take the dogs to this dog park all the time and a few weekends ago, I finally decided to take my camera with me:
In the XB on the way. When we get close, both dogs like to stick their heads out of the windows. I’m sure they can smell the dog park from down the street since about a thousand dogs mark it with their pee about a million times a day. And this makes them happy. See:
Each time we go to the dog park, we take a gamble on the kind of “crowd” that will be there. We usually find a pretty good group of dogs there that are pretty friendly, but occasionally there will be an overly aggressive dog who just wants to dominate every other dog and their owner doesn’t know how to control them, so Guinness does. We’ve watched him break-up many potential fights and he always seems to put the more aggressive dog in place without even growling. It’s an amazing thing we’ve seen him do a dozen times for Mia and Shae alone. Some of the other “regulars” have even noticed and we’ve started calling him “The Enforcer” because he enforces peace in the dog park!! It really does amaze me how much personality that our dogs seem to have, and I love watching the quirks and small nuances of their personalities come through around other dogs. I don’t have any pictures of Guinness being The Enforcer, unfortunately, but I do have pictures of what a wuss he can be. In this dog park, they have a little “obstacle course” that the dogs can do. Guinness is afraid of them:
As you can see, he refuses to climb onto the structure and Mia just prances right up. That makes her Queen of the Mountain:
In other news, I also have recently fallen prey to the flu/cold/sickness that seems to be going around everywhere right now and I missed a couple of days from work last week. I tried to be productive since I was off and wasn’t totally dead and I had folded two loads of laundry before I decided that I’d had enough physical activity and was tired of sweating from the effort. I put the empty laundry basket on top of the fully folded basket of clothes to keep the cats off of it because, as anyone with cats can attest, clean laundry is a cat magnet. Case in point:
Of course Olivia climbs right into the empty basket on top of all the clean laundry. I don’t think she even made it 30 seconds before she did it, either. If I didn’t know better, I’d swear she just materialized out of nowhere. I almost didn’t get up and get my camera out because I was hot, coughing, and longing to lay back down on the couch and dream of being able to breathe through my nose again one day. But I did and I’m really glad because some of these ended up as my favorite shots of her.