There was a nice crowd at the Dog Park this morning. In addition to many of the regulars there were some new faces.
THG (The Harper Girl), who is never, in any way, aggressive with other dogs, was playing a little rough with a miniature poodle. The poodle, on her maiden voyage to the Dog Park, was very friendly and wanted to play with all the other dogs. Unfortunately, she’d got a little scared when they started to chase her. No one was biting or snarling but she was getting rolled around a bit. Add a fairly anxious mom to the mix and it made for a couple tense moments. Everyone (humans and dogs alike) was pretty good-natured about it but poodle and mom opted to check out the ‘Passive Dog’ enclosure after about 10 minutes.
On the other side of the coin, THG left the park exhausted after being chased constantly by Arnie; another new face. Arnie is a three-legged Beagle. He is missing one of his hind legs. ‘Different-abled’ notwithstanding, Arnie was the fastest runner in the park and was only happy when he was chasing someone or getting someone to chase him. I wish I could have gotten a picture of him; he is as cute as a bug’s ear; but he never slowed down enough for a photo-op.