Sometimes, the smallest things take up the most room in your heart. --Winnie the Pooh
Thursday, March 18, 2010
All Work and No Play?
...I don't think so! Sunny and bright, today was a great day to visit the local dog park. It was nice and busy, with 30-35 other dogs of all sizes and descriptions happily playing and socializing. Right when we walked in, Alfie seemed a bit unsure, like a kid on the first day of school.
...that didn't last long!
"Hey, wait for me!"
...shall we dance?
All that running makes me thirsty.
It was fun to watch Alfie socialize. He played about two thirds of the time with the other dogs...the rest of the time he spent getting to know the people. Seemed like whenever I lost track of him, I'd overhear a remark that let me know just where he was: "Wow, feel this dog, he's soft!" (...oh, that's where he is! I didn't see him snuggled up by that lady's feet!) ...or my favorite, from an adorable little girl: "Daddy, look, this frizzy brown dog really likes me!"
Several of the other dogs were very intent on playing fetch. Alfie tried to engage them, and didn't seem to understand their obsession with chasing tennis balls! In fact...to be honest, I don't think he even noticed the tennis balls being thrown! After a while chasing one of these focused types, he'd give up and go do something else. Every so often he'd come to check in with us, bump us with his nose, and then he was off again!