Saturday, April 17, 2010

Picnic with the Pooches

Welcome friends, after a tough past few weeks I woke up this morning and decided to take my two dogs to my favorite park.  Josh and Ning knew that something was up because I was making them a special lunch and packing their bags.  I learned a couple of years ago to always pack a bag when taking my dogs just like I would if I was taking a child for an outing.  Everyone has their own bag, I keep all copies of their papers in the their bag.  I am constantly stumbling on 'doggie' outings and as long as they have their paperwork they can join in.  Plus documentation of their vet, meds etc.  I keep treats, their water bottle, poopie bags, wipes and antibacterial gel in their bags as well.  Isn't the park beautiful?
I love this park.  As I parked the truck after all my planning, I noticed something odd.  Josh had eaten her leash.  Yes she ate her leash.  So I backed out, went to pet smart and bought her one of those retractable ones.  I know the trainer won't like it but I thought this will be fun. 
So back to the park we go.   I am loving the retractable leash.  Of course Josh headed straight for the water and and Ning, while small, is one brave baby.  He dives in head first.  They play about 5 minutes, loose interest and we walk a little more.  All of a sudden Josh pulls the leash out of my hand!  For those of you who have never used a retractable leash, let me share this with you.  IT RETRACTS!  One thing that has always worked in my favor, is if she pulls out of my hand I have about 6 feet of leash to catch up with her. It had to look so funny, me chasing Josh with that leash bobbing back and forth! It would snag on something and I would be within an inch and all of a sudden it would unsnag, retract and off Josh would go.  After about 45 minutes some joggers caught Josh for me, trust me she is sleeping now. She even gave them a run for their money. LOL

We might make a weekly trip there, it was so beautiful and fun.  I will pack towels to dry everyone off next time.  Oh and Ning's advice is to NOT wear your blue and yellow polka dot Easter bow tie to the park.  It will get dirty and yukky and Mom will throw it away.

Hopefully I will have a computer to read everyone's blog soon.  I have missed visiting everyone so much.  Thank you for stopping in on our little piece of the world.  Now I am off to find someone to clean all that mud out of  Doug's truck.  I love hearing from all of you.


  1. Sounds like a lot of fun, dog chase and all! Beautiful this time of the year.

  2. Sounds like you and your "fur babies" had a fun time. Sounds like Ning has warmed up to his new home. How is he doing?
    Enjoy your weekend.

  3. Oh Jeanette,
    You needed this day! I'm so glad that you had this special day to play with your babies! I'm thankful that you caught up with sweet run-a-way Josh. Sending you lots of love... hugs... Dee Dee

  4. What a beautiful park ! You're luck your parks look like parks instead of concrete jungles lik in the city.
    Sounds like your day was funfilled and things are getting back to normal.

  5. They sure do give us a run for our money- no pun intended! Glad you had an eventful day at the park!

  6. I'm so happy you enjoyed your lovely spring outing. It sounds like everyone had fun. Is Ning warming up to you?


  7. Aww, what a fun adventure for your furry family. I can just see the leash episode-I've used both kinds! smile..... Glad you had a fun day, and Ning is responding well.