Cool Day At The Dog Park
It was a cool and partly sunny day at the dog park for me and my hound dog Valentino today, a great way to spend an hour or so on this second day of the new year.
I would have liked to have taken Valentino to the dog park on New Year's Day but it was much colder, windier, and cloudy than today. I was feeling a bit guilty about not being able to run with my dog since my ankle was still sore from my New Year's Eve fall while we were out and about in the neighborhood. So when I felt the warmth of the afternoon sun today, I said, "Come on, V, let's go to the dog park!"
Upon our arrival at Walnut Woods Metro Park I was delighted to see a few other dog lovers had braved the chilly weather to bring their dogs to the dog park too. Unfortunately, all but one left as we arrived! That turned out quite alright, for Valentino still had a running mate in the one remaining dog.
V's new canine pal was great at tennis ball retrieval, even dropping the ball on command. My dog shows little interest in balls, but today we discovered that a larger ball catches his interest. My hound would chase an old basketball we kicked around!
Hmmm... I just might have to get my dog Valentino a basketball with which to play. And maybe he will learn to bring it back after he retrieves it, ha!
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