Sunday, December 17, 2006

Rumble in the Parking Lot

Tensions have been high in the parking lot at the dog park. Evil looks are exchanged, tempers flare. This is between the humans, not the dogs.

The parking lot is at the end of a long driveway, and is shared between the dog park and an outdoor skating rink. Whenever there is a hockey game, suddenly the lot is packed and there is no overflow parking... and some doofus in an oversized SUV has parked across two spaces. Bunches of hockey dads high on adrenaline and testosterone are milling about looking for pencil-necked dog park regulars to thump-- well, not really, but it could happen.

Last weekend, the park maintenance guys left a huge pile of bark mulch in the parking lot, compounding the shortage of spaces. I thought there was going to be a war. At least there was a bunch of grumbling amongst us nerds in the dog enclosure. After all, it's our lot.

4 comments:

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Watch out for those team dads, here in the disheveled state of the floribbean some have been known to kill each other!

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Pappy's Fella said...

Yeah, in truth most of the vitriole comes from the dog park denizens. The hockey folks don't actually notice us. But one of the hockey dads did give me the hairy eyeball once when he stepped in front of my car.

Buster the Wired Fox Terror said...

Hey did you see the holiday video is liste on Wikifido's home page as "Best of the Season"?

Bussie Kissies
Buster

Pappy's Fella said...

Buster, thanks for pointing it out. Doggygal at wikifido.org asked about posting the video, so I had an inkling. Petsaleave.com asked about it too, but I haven't seen them use it so far.