Saturday, April 4, 2015

It was a Very Good Friday

Friday, I got up, checked the weather and nearly danced. Highs of 12 C/53 F. The warmest it has been in months. I decided it was time to go to the dog park.

Going anywhere in the car is an ordeal for us given Phod's carsickness problems. I had to give him his meds. We decided to try a slightly lower dose as he hasn't been as sick the past few times. He either heard me say he was having a pill or he heard me get it ready because he hid and wasn't thrilled. Then Hailey can be fed, but Phod can't be so I took him out to play while Hailey ate. Then there was getting us dressed for going to a wet and muddy park, getting the car ready in case he threw up and waiting at least 2 hours before leaving. 

Finally around 10:30 we were ready! It is an hour drive to the park. 

Impatient dogs in the park

For all the hassle of getting ready and the stress it caused Phod (although fortunately he wasn't sick) were worth it. They had so much fun at the park!

A happy Phod running to the next tree to pee

Hailey enjoying some off leash time. 

Look who joined us - Cousin Emma! She was excited to see us.
I was glad to be wearing my boots and splash pants. Lots of people were not wearing
appropriate footwear for the swampy, icy, muddy mess. 

Phod on the snow going around one of the huge puddles. 

Hailey getting a treat before being put on leash. She kept going too far away
and not listening to come back in a timely manner. 

A new memorial to dogs who are at the rainbow bridge. 

The reason Hailey had to be on leash. Lots and lots of squirrels.

Hailey watching the squirrel

My handsome boy. He won the hearts of many small dog owners with his gentle
 and slow interactions with their dogs. They couldn't believe how sweet he was!

An example of one of the ice swamps. 

Hailey making friends 

A happy girl, even if she was on leash! 

The dogs had a great time. We can't wait to get to the park over the spring and summer. It is worth the drive and we like giving Phod the opportunity to go in the car to great places! They were very quiet on the ride home!


  1. Awww that's Pawsome that you got to go and play,I love to go off and have adventures too,xx Speedy

  2. Hooray for a lark in the park and send us some of those squirrels. Have a super Saturday.
    Best wishes Molly

  3. Wow, what a GREAT day at the dog park! We love the pretty memorial for the one's who have left for the Bridge. Good thing you wore your boot's.

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  4. Great that you had such a fabulous day.... Hailey don't be sad for the leash... I had to stay on the leash too... with that squirrels around I would turn into the Weiminator :o) Have a great Easterweenend an all the best to Emma and your Uncle Chris.
    easy rider

  5. Happy belated 4th Barkday Phod! Woohoo maybe this is the year your carsickness will disappear
    You and Hailey had an excellent Good Friday!
    Madi your bfff

  6. Hari OM
    Now that is a PROPER day out for both dogs and peeps! Hailey, you know, if you practiced that a lot more, you might even find yourself enjoying taking orders so as to see the park many more times!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  7. Isn't SPRING a RELIEF???? OMD what a GRAND time you had... and EMMA got to join you fur it,too. Wonderful. Sorry about all the Squirrels making it difficult to listen, Lee.
    Zaphod we are so glad that you didn't get sick and that you got to go somewhere fun.
    Now THIS is what WE call a GOOOOOOOOOOOD day!!!

  8. nothing like lots of running free to wear of some energy

  9. So glad you had a nice day and had so much fun! We had a beautiful day yesterday too, but today we're back to winter again. :(
    I'm glad it's not just us who have to make such a project out of going anywhere....I swear that's half the battle with having dogs, is getting ready to go! But it's always worth it.....even the mud and mess!

  10. Sounds like me anytime I have to get myself and my human kids ready to go somewhere lol... glad that Phod is doing better with his car sickness! Looks like you guys had a nice time.

  11. Paws crossed that Phod can get over the car sickness and be able to enjoy the park more often! We think Hailey was lucky because if one dog can't have breakfast here, we all can't have breakfast!

    Stoo-pid squirrels, they always ruin fun stuff.

  12. Looks like you had a wonderful time BUTT there's a bunch of snow! Me and Stanley would like the snow but mom says she needs green grass and flowers. Sometimes moms are weird! Happy Easter!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  13. It's too bad that Phod gets car sick. I love to take Chester and Gretel in the car with me. I can't imagine what I would do if one of them had a tendency to get car sick. I am glad you guys, despite the hassle, got out to enjoy the nice weather though.

  14. They are so cute! It looks like they had an awesome day! :D

  15. What a fabulous day at the park!
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

  16. Fun! The rainbow bridge memorial is sad. :(

  17. What fun you all had! We're purring for warmer weather too!

  18. That sure looked like you all had a great time. Way to go Phod for not getting sick.

  19. What a nice "family" Friday!!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

  20. What a excellent Day! Wes had no snow here at all! And does yous gives Phod Baby Gravol? That's what mes used to has to takes in the car. But mes growed out of it! And Haily, yous a furry good girl on the leash

  21. Wowee, the PARK! I love PARK! Phod, you must not get sick - the Park is a wonderful place to be! Hurray for the Park!!


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