Saturday, March 7, 2009

Dog Park Review


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!

6 comments:

Scriber's Web said...

I am very interested! I love hearing your stories.

I mean I know Bella since you brought her home:) How cute is Bella?

Keep them coming!

PJ said...

Aaaw! The socialization of Bella. Sorry about the dangers of the expat. It's true though. You have to really be careful when you're seen as a handy target. I had a wallet taken out of my purse -- but I was unwise enough to get on the bus when it was crowded. Be safe.

mythopolis said...

Aw! Bella was like the new kid on the playground, eh? Cute. Maybe Bella needs a cape and some cool googles if she is to be your sidekick, Lash!

lmerie said...

How funny that trip turned out! I have heard dog parks mentioned in TV shows - there are none around here - and had wondered how that would work out, bringing all kinds of dogs together. That is so cute about her tucking tail . . .

Jodi said...

Awww it was like Bella's first day at kindergarten or something. How cute is that?

She is adorable!

BLOGitse said...

Bella is not stupid. She knows when it's better just to sit and look, listen...
But next time or after several times...She's a she = mystery!