A Little Whine Before Dinner - Dog Day in the Park
Abby got her first trip to a local park, one that has a large natural stream running through it. Barkley loved to come here and try and catch sticks we'd throw upstream, as they went past him. Due to a lack of any storms lately with high winds, there weren't any sticks around.
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You could tell she'd not been in water before, at first hesitant to go in, then just wanting to eat it.
We brought a longer leash with some twine to attach to it to extend it a couple feet should she want to venture further out but at first, she was just content to walk in the water as we strolled down the bank.
I'm waiting for a pork chop to drift downstream.
OK I'm ready to go out in the deep end.
It wasn't deep enough to swim, but she got to splash around a bit.
Look, I'm Snorkeling Dog!
Do we have to go?
That was fun Mom!
And I shook the water off all over Dad, not your nice blouse Aren't I a good dog?
She had two young ladies come by and pet her with a "what a pretty dog!" but she behaved well on her leash, and didn't crash any of the family picnics. She gave out a soft whine as we left the park, not wanting to leave. But it was time to go home for supper.