Not that everyone is interested BUT
for those that are...
the dog park was quite an interesting adventure.
some background first....
Bella is usually the one who is all over my other dog and cat. She is always trying to play with them but to no avail. My other dog, Coal, is 8 years old and a bit of an old, crotchety man...he would much rather just sit around and have someone pet him than play with a big feisty 8 month old that kinda took over his space. The cat, Tiger is always looking for trouble with Bella. She is a mad woman when Bella comes near her, letting out these howls and hisses, batting at her like she is a punching bag. Actually, Bella thinks that is an acceptable way to play, so she tends to try to bat Coal too...not a pretty sight!
So, yesterday we walked to the dog park. I have a friend that was going with her 2 year old black Lab so we decided to meet them there for our first time.
Bella was extremely hot and tired by the time we got there. She does not do well walking in the extreme heat we have had the past few days. Hence, why I walk her for her longest walk at 5:30 in the morning!
We finally made it there and I took her off her leash. I thought she was going to run wild and free and feel the breeze through her ears...
alas, she put her tail between her legs (something I have never seen her do) and stuck by Mommy, I mean the Masked Lash. Granted I was there for her, ready to protect my sidekick, but she didn't need it. She held her own and figured out how to dodge the oncomers and play somewhat with them.
I think it was a good experience for her to be around others that are also dominating. We will go back!