August 6, 2011

White Dog and the rest of the WDA queued up to exit the van at the Park (OK, really, it was the usual mad scrambling push-shove contest to be first at the door). It was early enough that the heat was under control and many families were focused on maximizing their enjoyment before the weather intervened.

The White Dog Army is used to getting looks of admiration and stares as White Dog follows Steve out of the driver's seat to bring forth Quinn, then Puff, then YoYoMa, and finally Nuka through the sliding door. It IS an awesome cloud of white fluff surrounding Steve as they float toward the grassy knolls.

We have also grown accustomed to the requests to pet the pups. With the exception of Nuka, who is a nervous nippy girl, we generally respond that it is all right with us if it is OK with the particular White Dog. Then we supervise. If WD, TOWD, AWD, SAWD or YAWD stand still and look comfortable all proceeds; if they back away or seem anxious we apologize and step away.

Yesterday the White Dog Army was ON. They radiated soft fluffy love and were irresistible to all creatures in the Park. Quickly they drew a crowd of about 18 humans and pups who wanted to pet and sniff and say "hi." Steve answered questions and White Dog performed some of her best tricks (dead dog; polar bear dance). They actually received applause!

A young woman holding a skateboard under her arm, held out her camera to her boyfriend, "Take my picture with them!" she begged. The boyfriend looked at Steve; "Sure go ahead," he replied. Next thing the WDA knew several in the group were photographing them.

Steve indicated that our group had to finish their walk and a couple of other dog/human pairs asked if they could join in. White Dog led a small posse of other off-leash pups as she did zoomies. When it was time to leave, the WDA had a send-off committee that walked them to Pumpkin.

Steve loaded each pup into place and the crowd sighed. When White Dog turned before getting into the front and followed Steve's command to "say goodbye" she won hearts as she woofed. As we backed out of our parking spot, someone called, "when will you be here again?" "For certain every Saturday morning about this time," I called back. "Great!, we see you then. "


ra husky said...

yeah WDA!! woo are superstars :)

RA, Isis & nuknuk

pam said...

It's nice to have adoring fans!

Bobo and Meja

Stella said...

How nice that you have another fan club, WDA! What does this make it, about 16?

Laughs and Kisses,

The Thundering Herd said...

Laughing - we are used to that, so we understand.

Wyatt said...

So much white fluffy talent!!! Bring on the pictures, we want to see too!!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Jacqueline said...

We know seeing you all enjoying the day together would be such a special treat and we would adore seeing Siku's awesome tricks as well; it is really wonderful (and so typical :)!!) that you guys brought so much joy to that park!!...It was really great to see your post with Quinn and YoYoMa hanging out together...Stay cool and have a fun, happy week ahead, precious friends...love and hugs...J, Calle, Halle, Sukki
PS...Sue, thank you for the lovely comments you leave on our blog=they mean so much!

Amber DaWeenie said...

You guys sure have a big fan club out there. Wish we could join in too but it's a little bit too far to walk!

Have a great week!

Kari in Vegas said...

Isn't it awesome to have fans?


Tweedles -- that's me said...

What an awsome day!
And now you have fans who want you to come back!
How cool is that!
We love to hear about this fun!

Teddy Bear said...

You guys have such great fans.:) We can't wait to see the pictures.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

24 Paws of Love said...

What a great time for all of you and the WDA. Awesome. Love the love. :)

Mack said...

You guys are very popular!!

Brian said...

We would all love a walk with the WDA!

meowmeowmans said...

I love it! You're rock stars! The White Dog Army has its own fan club. :)

Ginger Jasper said...

How very wonderful and no wonder they draw so many because they are gorgeous wwoofies one and all. Mum wishes she could have been there to walk with you all too. It sounded like a wonderful morning. Hugs GJ xx

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Awww, bet that really made your hearts swell with pride. The WDA really is quite the impressive troop. Hope you all have many more fun encounters at the park.

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Sagira said...

You guys are becoming super stars...but you are already stars to us. :)