Bunny here at the keyboard to share our weekend adventure.
It was a beautiful first weekend of Autumn in our corner of the world, and we all wanted a chance to go out and enjoy the wonderful weather. So, Mom and Dad decided to take a drive with all of us out to the apple orchard, get a few things and head back home. Well, the orchard was packed. Mom said there was no way she was standing in a line all the way around the back of the barn for the privilege of getting into their market to spend money. So, we left the orchard empty handed and did some more driving.
I thought that was going to be it, just a drive through the country, but I was in for a pleasant surprise.
It turns out Mom and Dad had another surprise in store for us. They took us to the abandoned dog park. Okay, it’s not abandoned. It’s actually very nicely taken care of, and there are two equal sides for big dogs and little dogs to run around in, but we never see any other dogs there. We’ve made plans to meet a few people there in the past, but unless we do that, we never see other dogs there.
That’s actually what we were hoping for. Flattery has never been to a dog park before, and at our old favorite, there are often lots of other dogs there, and many people with small dogs don’t respect the big dog side. They assume that just because their dog is okay with bigger dogs, that the bigger dogs are okay with small dogs. Flattery still thinks little dogs are toys to pick up and shake, so we have been avoiding the dog park scene with her. Morgan can be so nutty that Dad hasn’t wanted to trust her running loose with other dogs. Küster still has his boy parts, and some other dogs don’t like that, so Mom and Dad don’t like to take him to the dog park, either. It turns out that I’m the only well-adjusted dog in our pack.
You might be realizing why the abandoned dog park was sounding like a good idea.
Flattery and I went to the big dog side together and Dad brought Morgan to the small dog side. After a while, Morgan and Küster switched out and we all had a great time. This might have been one of the best idea my humans have ever had.
The air was cool and crisp and Flattery and I decided to make the most of it. It was great to have someone to play with who likes running and playing like I do. I almost wish some other dogs had been there, because we could have showed them all how to run. We ran with abandon.
At one point, we were running around and Flattery ran right into the fence, but she bounced off and kept going. It didn’t even phase her. Mom and Dad checked her over and she was fine. Mom mentioned maybe getting a crash helmet for her before we run again.
Of course, all good things must come to an end, and our trip to the dog park was no different.
After we’d all had a chance to stretch our legs and have a good time, we climbed back in the van and slept on the ride home. Morgan and Küs were too tired to even bark. Flattery and I both slept like puppies. It was a great outing and a nice way to welcome Autumn into our lives this year.
I’m really hoping that Mom and Dad take us back one of these days soon. We all had a great time. It’s great to meet other dogs and people, but sometimes it’s nice to just hang out with your family and enjoy time together.