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!