So this morning the girls and I woke up and just laid around being lazy. After bfast I gave Daisy her bully stick to chew on. Bella spent her time looking out the window then as soon as Daisy got up to stretch, she went in and grabbed the bully stick and started chewing. Daisy didn’t seem to mind though.
Then it was off for our meetup group at the pool.
One of the city’s around here allowed dogs to come play today. Your dogs had to be UTD with with the rabies vaccine and it was five bucks, which went to the SPCA. The two legged people were not allowed in the pool. It was set up very nice. They had made a double gate, like you find in a dog park for the entrance/exit and had a gated grassy area for the dogs to use the bathroom.
So, we go in and get a lounge chair. I felt like a mom. I had to have their shot records, my purse, their towels, ball, leashes, ect. I let them go and the first thing Daisy did was pee next to the pool. Oh well, what do they expect? Technically she was outside! She later found the grassy area and put it to good use.
At first both of the girls were running around, meeting dogs and Daisy was checking out all the people. I kept catching her running up to the people on lounge chairs and getting in their faces to smell breath. I did take them and make them get in the water. I think it’s called “dunking”. Neither girl had any inclination to really swim but at least it cooled them off!
There were dogs form 3 pounds to 200 pounds. They had swim noodles cut into 1 foot pieces for the dogs to fetch. Some dogs of course loved swimming out in the water. Some just liked getting their feet wet on the steps. There were even a few taking jumps off the diving board!
In the beginning Bella was doing well, she was sticking close to me and following Daisy. As the hour went on, she became more frantic. She started darting away from movement, then I caught her trying to dart out the gate. They had people standing there so it wouldn’t happen but I could see it just wasn’t fun for her anymore. I tried putting her on her leash, but for her that just meant we were leaving so she wanted to pull me towards the gate. So we came home.
I think that hour did them in! They have both been asleep for hours. Daisy hasn’t even gotten up to move around.
In an hour or so I’m going to head to the dog park to let them run around a bit. Then tomorrow we have another meetup.