Monday, September 04, 2006

I got to go to the Bark Park!!!!!

I didn't think it would happen, after all, mom has said we could go before and we didn't. This time, it was Labor Day and both mom and dad had off. Mom went out to the city web site and checked what time the park would be open. She found out that we needed to bring our own drinking water. She and dad went to Petsmart on Saturday and got some Mutt Mitts (to pick up poop) in case the park was out. She got a water bottle holder with cup at the bottom. I have my own bark park bag (an old Snoopy one mom had laying around). She put everything into the bag and added Mr. Ring and the Gooberlicious snacks for good measure.

This first picture is of me in the back seat on the way to the Bark Park.

The park was muddy in places because we have had so much rain and the sprinklers are set to water overnight also. We walked a little bit with my leash on as mom & dad didn't know how I would act. Finally dad took the leash off.

Dad was very nervous and made me be slightly defensive when doggies got too near me. It was still OK though. I met a brown dog (don't know kind) named Baxter that kept wanting to jump on me even though I told him that I'm NOT that kind of dog! I met a beautiful lady greyhound name Sylvia. She was very nice to me. I met another couple of little Westie dogs but didn't catch their names. Dad threw Mr. Ring for me several times. Mom tried to get me to drink some water but I didn't want to.

It was cool and cloudyish but we stayed about 45 minutes. On the way home, we stopped by a Sonic Drive In (burger type place) and mom and dad got limeades. I didn't want anything. When we got home, all of us were tired. Mom fixed breakfast and I had some egg and toast. Both mom and dad looked like they would be ready for a snooze any minute. I am tired too. Yesterday I supervised dad in the yard and my arthritis was bothering me last night. Mom gave me some aspirin in a hot dog piece. I think I am going to need one of those tonight also. Mom and dad agree that we are going to go again. Everyone had a good time!



Cubby said...

Sounds like fun! I went to the dog park once. We had a great time until we met a nasty little terrier who started something with me, so we had to leave.

Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

WOW ! C-K-C, what fun you had ! I would have been scared - you are very brave ! No wonder you all had to have a nap when you got home - you all must have been "zorsted".

Tell your mummy to try some glucosamine tablets for your arthritis - Charlie takes them and it has helped his heaps.


Ender said...

That looks like a really cool dog park, I hope that when we get to Texas, we can find one just like the one you found!

Roo said...

Way to go C-K-C! Sounds like you had a great time! I love the first pic of practicing your bark on the way to the bark park. What's this you say, about aspirin in a HOTDOG I do hope you are speaking metaphorically. In case you didn't know; I'm a little weenie, hee, hee! Just teasin' you!

Your pal,

Charlie Kelley-Church said...

roo & momma deb.... I mean the Oscar Mayer All Beef Franks kind of hot dog. I also get anti-gas pills done up in cheese slices to hide the taste. I can usually spit those pills out and just eat the dog.


Flossikens said...

Hey C-K-C

I havnt heard from you in ages =[

It looks like you had fun at the park!!! =]

I think there is somethink like that near my house =/

But im not sure if Carina would take me there =] maybe


e said...

Hello C-K-C
You are a stunning looking dog. It is always nice to hear about other doggies' doggy adventures.
Maybe you could do some hydrotherapy for your arthritis or swimming?
I like going to the dog parks too but Eve doesnt take me too often.

Flossikens said...

ello =]

I dont think that would be bad..i need to stop chewing things seriously i have been really bad this week =[ I might go if i start to be good =]


Sam I Am said...


Do you have a POOCH PASS to..

Lot's of Lick's

Charlie Kelley-Church said...

Fei- I don't really like water so hydrotherapy is probably out.

Sam I am- I've never heard of a Pooch Pass. The dog parks here in town are not very sophisticated. Some don't even have grass- just desert sand and bushes. Only a couple (out of about 10) have water available. They do have poop bags though.

I really liked going & my mom assures me that we will go again.


Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hey C-K-C,

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hana said...

Wowie! Looks like you had fun at the dog park and made some new friends. I have been to a few dog parks and it can be exciting unless you are a little one that is picked up in someone's mouth and shaken around like a rag dog and your mom is screaming and your dad is trying to rescue you.... ah hem.... well, Glad you had fun. Stay safe!

Pippin the flyball dog said...

Hey Charlie,

Excellent work getting your people to take you to the dog park--that is the first step in becomming a seasoned counter-surfer--the more you get them to submit to your will, the more pliable they become.

Try some Cosequin for your arthritis--it has really helped the ancient kitty at our house. You can get it from your vet.


Isabella said...

Woo Hoo! I'm so happy you had a fun day at the Bark Park. I wish I had a friend like you to go to the park with me, maybe I wouldn't be so scared then. I loved seeing your pictures.
Big Wags,

Charlie The Big Dog said...

Hey C.K.C

Looks like a real fun day!

I hope your arf-ritis is not to hurty

Your Ol Pal Chuck-Z

Tin Tin Blogdog said...

Hey C-K-C,

barkparks rule.

They're almost as good as beaches. Lotsa smelly stuff to eat and, um, smell.

Delighted to hear you had a good time!

Chow for now,

Tin Tin xo

Dusty Doodles said...

Hey my Da momma has that arfritis thing and I woo'd it away for her. You need me to come and woo it outta you too?? I'm good for grrsitis too, cuz I grrr that gone too. Hope the park wasn't too much for you.