Sunday, May 28, 2006

Killer Day at the Dog Park

Poor Pappy had a pretty exhausting day Saturday. It all started at the Wheaton Dog Park, where he was already looking a little worn out because of playing with two puppies at length on Friday. Then we went off to Annapolis to visit his Aunt, and we went off to Quiet Waters Park with his doggy-cousin Polly, a long-haired dachshund. At the dog beach there, he made his first ventures in retreiving tennis balls from the waters of the Chesapeake. Towards the end of the day, we were dog-sitting Molly, a labradoodle puppy from up the street, and Pappy seemed to be fighting a constant rearguard action against the advances of the enthusiastic pup. Pappy and Molly went over to picnic with his dog-cousin Ruby, and more racing around ensued.

Now on Sunday we are puppysitting with Molly (above) once again, and Pappy is learning how to adopt the mantle of the mellow older dog. Hard work that, but rewarding.

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