1.16.2011

January 16, 2011





White Dog, The Other White Dog, Another White Dog, Still Another White Dog, the Honorary White Dog (aka Dragon) plus Gregg, Candace, Steve and myself put Pumpkin to the test as we all crowded into the van for a new adventure. Last weekend Steve and I had discovered a new dog park, deserted out on the Mesa with an off-leash area the size of a cow pasture AND a makeshift attempt at an agility playground.

The sky was blue, the temps (finally) a cooperative 50 degrees F, and all were itching for a good run. Since we were alone at the place, ALL of the White Dogs had a chance to go leashless and performed very well.
Quinn ambled around sniffing to his heart's content and watching the offroad ATMs off in the distance zooming around the sand dunes. He climbed the stairs, refused the catwalk but loved the tunnel pipes.

Nuka, the wobbly daredevil (whose impaired balance because of her scarred inner ears keeps her from being graceful) fearlessly climbed the stairs and tried the log but just could not keep balance. Undaunted she trotted through the tunnels and under the jumps.

Puff stayed by Steve's side like velcro. Her eyes were wide in fascination as she observed and took in our Sunday with the pups ritual for the first time.

Dragon, a member of White Dog's agility club, was a champ and breezed through everything twice and then set off exploring. He and Nuka had a great time together.

White Dog, little Miss Contrary, the local QUEEN of agility, could not be bothered to participate. She wandered off by herself and then sat stubbornly at the gate waiting to be released so that she could come back to the car. It is at these times that I hear Steve muttering, "I love Eskies for their independence and decisive ways...I love my stubborn Eskies...White Dog is my favorite pigheaded White Dog!"

On the way home after our play, we stopped for a cool down run at White Dog's favorite hilly, grassy Park. At the house, not a single pup complained when we handed out jerky and promised to be back after a late lunch...I am certain all were sound asleep before we hit the end of the block.

14 comments:

Teddy Bear said...

What a fun day for all! Dragon looks great on the balance log.:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

Cappy the Eskie said...

What a great dog park! We're glad that everyone had an enjoyable time.

The temperature in Morgan Hill should be in the 60s all week.
We'd love to go to our (small) dog park tomorrow to show off our bandanas.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie

Mr. Pip said...

Hi - I just popped over from Brian's blog. It is very nice to meet you.

Your pal, Pip

TK and Squashies said...

How fun! To get to play in the park!!
We stopped by from Brian's to say we loves the pressie you gives to him.
You are very sweet pups.
Love, TK and Squashies

Brian said...

Y'all sure had a nice romp n' roll...well, most of you! Thanks again for the gift, we love them!!!

Random Felines said...

What a wonderful way to spend the weekend!

Ginger Jasper said...

Sounds like an idylic day to me and how wonderful that all joined in. The white dog army is getting stronger.. Hugs GJ xx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Such fun for all - WD knows what she wants and when she wants it:) We had warm temps here today which made for a very wet yard. But a blast of cold is headed in tomorrow. Mom hopes it blows all the sickness far away.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Funny....

I think Mom says the same things about Siberians ;-)

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Jacqueline said...

How great that the whole pack went along for the dog park adventure!!YAY!!...It's just great to read about Nuka and Puff integrating with the family so well=it sounds like everyone enjoyed a wonderful day together!...Wishing you all a fun week ahead, sweet friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Suka said...

hey White Dog Army,

What a furry fun day! The dog park looks awesome! What a great find! And then jerky treats when you got home?! Sounds like a super day to me!

Suka

meowmeowmans said...

Wow, such a fun day for you all! We are glad everyone got to enjoy a day at the dog park. Dragon sure is brave, going on that balance log like that! :)

Have a great day, friends!

Sagira said...

Sounds like that was a fun day!

Kari in WeHo said...

Isn't it great to discover a new park?

Kari
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