I was so busy all week and weekend that I'd no time to get Shasta to the dog park until Sunday. Poor little thing was so done up but had a wonderful day at the dog park. Let me tell you about her romps. At the dog park she found a small pack of larger dogs, the lead dog being the fastest in the lot, which she began chasing as the lead dog made for the hills with leaps and bounds, outdistancing all the other hounds chasing him. Typical day at the dog park, but Shasta kept up on her short little legs bringing up the rear, making these leaping strides through the underbrush and on the path whenever the pack would intersected it, puffs of dust rising up everywhere. They would make 2 or 3 big circles, have a short break, Shasta barking at them as if to say "why did you leave ME behind?? Then they would start it up again. At one point, Shasta got rolled completely over in the dust by the pack, got back up and shot off after them. Finally had to take her for a swim to wash the dust off. She entertained everyone at the dog park that day with her antics!
I was rather surprised she didn't actually swim at the dog park because we'd just been to a "garden party" the night before and she got tossed into the host's pool. She swam to the edge but couldn't quite work out how to use the steps to get herself out. Poor thing. She still won't venture too far out into the water, never letting the feel of solid mud slip beneath her feet.
Sunday night we crawled into bed after a rather exhausting weekend for the both of us, and she came by my side, tossed a paw over my arm as if to let me know she was there to reassure me, heaved a rather exasperate sigh and went to sleep that way. Cute. She's a complete darling sometimes that I can never quite resist and I always seem to spoil her with treats and things. Next week we're going to Chuck and Don's for frozen raw food and some bully sticks she fancies, and a new collar. She's worn hers out again. I may trot off to the Posh Pooch for a rather hoity toity collar we can put her in when we go visiting or to social events, and just use the other one for when she's in her football kit romping with huge dogs at the dog park, or for when she's just swimming, or her version of swimming anyway. Can't wait until she has puppies so she'll have a companion for my daytime hours at the office.
Richard and Shasta