Saturday, October 21, 2006

Quiet Waters Dog Park: Fact or Fiction?

After taking Pappy to the regular dog park this morning, we headed out to Quiet Waters Dog Park in Annapolis with my auntie.

When Quiet Waters is mentioned among dog owners in our area, it is spoken of with such reverence. "There are separate areas for big and little dogs", "they have a dog beach", "there are miles of trails". A lot of people head out there with the notion that this is some pet Disney World, and some come back a little disappointed.

Don't get me wrong, I looove the park. It's about a mile from my aunt's house, so we go for a visit, bundle the dogs into the car, and head on out to the park. And, if you have a swimmer, it has one of the few beaches in striking distance of DC which allow dogs (and has nice pet showers nearby). In an over-regulated, over-populated region like ours, this is really hard to come by.

But the truth is that the beach is only a couple of hundred feet long, and can be crowded. The separate big/little dog areas are nice and big, but not categorically different from dog exercise areas nearer our house. Ditto the walking trails. It's a pretty terrific park, just don't be picturing a pet utopia like Dog Island (more on Dog Island at


Sunshade said...

Hey Pappy, I LOVE your scruffy look!! That to me is the sexiest, since I'm a terrier too!! Tell the truth, do you think you've got part of me in you??

Love nibbles,
Miss Sunshade

Pappy's Fella said...

His lineage is a constant guessing game. He's got these funny orange legs that make us wonder whether there's some Airdale in there. We once saw another dog (at Quiet Waters) that could have been his twin down to the little black tags on the back of the rear legs, but the owners were equally mystified about her breed. We just say terrier.