Cooler weather means more people at the Dog Park. More importantly, from Harper’s perspective, which is, after all, the only one that really counts when it comes to Dog Park issues, cooler weather means more dogs!
Unfortunately, it also means the grass stays wet longer from the pre-dawn watering. With all the traffic it is kind of a muddy mess in places.
For some dogs the dampness is a not a problem. They actually seek out the puddles and the wettest spots to roll around and enjoy. We call these types; “Dogs who won’t be getting in my car.” Harper is not one of this sort. Actually she quite disapproves of their ilk.
She does not even like getting her feet wet so these conditions dampen her spirit; so to speak. She runs less, wrestles with the other dogs less, and generally has a more sedate experience.
Still, I am confident she’d go on record as saying it is definitely better than staying home on a Sunday morning.