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The weatherman/woman/person has declared Saturday, April 9th free from rain or fog, only bright sunshine and mid 60's!
Shall we meet at the Mill Valley Dog Park or perhaps a new location at 11AM?
The Petite Princess will be there to greet al Tripawds, Bipawds, Quadpawds, Pentapawds and anyone else who wants to celebrate all things Tripawds.
WooHoo!!! Sounds like fun, but pentapawds? Would that be a tripawd attached to his person with a leash?
Oh that's right.
I was trying to think how to get him there in a big wagon- but I'm not sure all of us together could pull him! (and Mary said he doesn't like to ride too much). Harnessing pug power won't get us anywhere either . Actually, I think he gets there OK, he's pooped out by going home time.
Let's see what Mary thinks. We can research new locations. As always you are all welcome at my place and nearby dog park- but it is a pretty long drive for the chauffeur.
Karen and the pugapalooza
I don't know what to say. I'm thinking we should limit Cemil's activity and see how that works. Unless there was a place where the walk in wasn't quite so far. Is there such a place?
We'll be there too!
What a beautiful day for a pawty!!!
The sun was shining, the dog park was mud free, except by the river, the grass was green and the sky was soooo blue.
Cemil, Tani, Obie and Shelby were accompanied by their peeps for a get together of old friends. Cemil looked great, he had lots of energy, thanks to Mary making sure he kept his cruising to a minimum, Tani was cruising around and Obie was learning more about socializing and Shelby had a ball, or three or four.
We must have met 20 new dogs and and their peeps. There seemed to be a ton of Pugs there yesterday, mostly the buff color, a couple of Australian Shepherds, some labradoodles and several King Charles Spaniels. I had always heard about Pharaoh Dogs, the Egyptian dog, but had never met one until yesterday. Really large pointed ears, amazing. He was 15 but quickly chased off a dog he did not care for.
I'm not a dog park person but in the year and a half we have been going to the Mill Valley Dog Park we have met some incredible people and their dogs.
It's always so great to see our friends Mary and Karen. I just can't imagine a better way to spend the day.
We had a great time too, as always. Obie did a little better yesterday- but still needs work on his shyness and sometimes outright fear of, well, things that move. Tani was her old self- snapping at big dogs who dared to sniff too long, and being the fun police, trying to stop the little dogs from having any fun. I must say the rimadyl is doing her a world of good- she is back to jumping up on people. I don't really like her to do that- but a couple months ago she couldn't do it at all.
Mary found a secret weapon to keep Cemil moving when it was time to go home- it helped that she limited his wandering at the park, but we got back to the cars in record time.
Shelby got her normal ration of comments on how sweet and beautiful she was- one guy kept saying that she was the sweetest dog he had EVER met.
The Pharaoh Hound was really neat, I had never seen one either. She was so old that she was mostly white all over- her mom said she used to be all a reddish color.
Nice day, nice park, and great to see friends. And the pugs slept all the way home!!
Karen and the pugapalooza
p.s.- hey chauffeur- the buff or brown pugs are called fawns... just so you know .
Lucky's mom sent this picture of him and Cemil. Lucky was a guy Cemil really wanted to play with.
So I'll share what the secret weapon was–energy bars. Online, I found some that are made for hunting dogs and got people ones with roughly the same ingredients. Next time I'll have the dog version. I think they really helped. I have a hard time stopping Cemil from going off to meet people, since it's his favorite thing to do. He's always so happy at the dog park. He seems to have as little self-control around fun things as I do.
"Nice day, nice park, and great to see friends"…yes!
...the secret weapon was–energy bars.
Cool! What were they called and where did you find them? We'll add them to the Nutrition Blog.
The ones I ordered (made for dogs, but they haven't come in yet) are called Team Realtree Xtreme Fuel Booster Bars. The ones I actually gave him this time were PowerBar Protein Plus Vanilla Yogurt flavor, that I picked up at the grocery store. I didn't see anything that I thought would hurt him, but they are made for people, not dogs. Oh well–they worked!
... Team Realtree Xtreme Fuel Booster Bars.
Thanks. Those are hard to find! We did find Team Realtree Xtreme Fuel Booster Bars on Amazon.
For anyone interested, here are some other energy snacks for dogs we found ...
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