Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Play Date

On Labour Day, I set up a play date with the dogs. Taking the dogs into the city is always a big production because of Phod's car sickness. We have to plan it the night before to give him his drugs, and not feed him in the morning. I feel bad that he can't do it more, but it is our reality.

Our play date was with a friend's 8 year old, rescued, Cocker Spaniel/Lab mix, Huey.
Phod meeting Huey

We drove into town and met them at one of the big dog parks, Bruce Pit. Cousin Emma and Uncle Chris met us too.  My friend has a 6 year old and an 8 year old. Hailey barked at them for a second and was then fine. She was also amazing when a toddler came over to her. She just ignored him.

Hailey showing her tricks to my friend's kids

We walked around for about an hour. The pups were all good. Hailey did chase a few squirrels, but came back. Zaphod sat in the one puddle in the park. Huey tried to hump everyone. Just normal dog stuff.

Walking in the woods

Squirrel Hunting

Happy pups! 



Then we were invited back to my friend's house. Hailey and Zaphod have not had the opportunity to visit other places that our little dogs did. Bigger dogs, and dogs like Hailey are more of an imposition. It was only the second house other than ours that we had taken Phod too. My friend has a fully fenced yard, and because it was a nice day, we stayed outside. The dogs were amazing. They just pupped around and Phod kept trying to go into the house. It was funny that Huey didn't try and hump everyone at the house.

Visiting a house

Overall, it was great and we would do it again!


  1. Yeah, puppy play, sounds like great fun
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  2. sounds like a great day out and the more outings you go on like this the better the pups will get

  3. Hari OM
    There is nothing like free-ranging with the dogsters ... what a wonderful place to be able to off leash them. Hugs and wags, to H&Z, YAM-aunty xxx

  4. That sounds great and onwards and upwards as things sound like the improving no end. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. That is a great day spent with friends. When Bert brings his pack to my house it is totally FUN. Bert's momma always goes in the house and brings out all my stuffies. Glad it was a great time for everyone.

  6. I love playdates. Mom always gets anxious when I go into someone else's house. She is always afraid dat I will decide to marks something (like a chair leg/indoor plant). I guess she has cause to worry as I've got a history of markin in other dogs home. She prefers to have me play outside.

    Wow Hailey…. you are really, really tall when you stand up on your back legs. And wow…. dos are really nice long leg. I hope you'll forgive me for pickin Daisy to go wiff me to Oktoberfest and still be my friend.


  7. Hooray for Huey for getting rescued! We see he has a cocker spaniel buzz cut. Nice and neat. We're going to see Miss Jacquie for our buzz cuts tomorrow.

  8. Great! Yes, do it again. Sounds like everyone had a fantastic time.....and not too stressful for the peeps.

  9. It sounds like your kids were super well behaved and had a great time, I bet they slept well when they got home.
    stella rose

  10. It sounds as if you had a great time! I'm so glad to hear about it. Your pair must have been happily tired at the end of the day!

  11. Hailey has some mad dog skills! We are very impressed. It looks like a 5 star dog park!

  12. Sounds like a pawsome day out and play date to us.
    Wally & Sammy

  13. So pleased you had a nice time!

  14. Looks like everyone had a great time. Our Thunder used to get carsick. It started when he was a pup, but continued on longer then it should have as he became an adult. Someone suggested to me that it could be the result of him being anxious due to the car's movement. They suggested that one of us sit with him in the back seat while the other drove. After a some trips it went away. Completely. We still do not feed him for about 2 hours before and one after a car ride, but that is a precaution because he has not really had recent issues.


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