Sunday, June 22, 2008

Day at the dog park

Yesterday it was just lovely here in the windy city, so mom and dad took me to the dog park to burn off some excess energy. As soon as I get to the park I go straight to the dog fountain and drink a ton of water. If you look closely, you can see it dripping off of my beard. He he!
It was a perfect day at the park, not too many dogs and there was room to play fetch!
Before I played fetch, I needed to get some more water. Mom says this is a recurring thing with me at the park. I play a bit, get some water, play some more then get more water. Before I drink, I like to freshen up the bowl by splashing the old water out.
The sprinkler was on since it was so nice out. I like to lay in the water, but hate going under the sprinkler. I will ONLY do this if I'm super hot. Mom thinks this is weird since I love to swim, but don't like to go by the sprinkler.
Oh no! My ball rolled by the sprinkler. How am I ever going to get when it's over there?
Thank goodness for Dads that will brave the evil sprinkler to rescue a ball! Back in my jaws, exactly where it belongs!
Dad and I like to play fetch. Sometimes Dad will throw the ball, sometimes he kicks it. Here, he totally faked me out with a fake kick. I'm off and running and he hasn't moved the ball at all yet.
Nothing beats a day at the dog park. Oh, kudos to my dog park, Puptown, for winning a $2,500 grant from Purina Dog Chow. The money is going towards putting in a puppy/small dog barrier along the existing fence. Lots of small pups can squeeze through the fence posts and get out. My park is just a stones throw from Lake Shore Drive, a VERY busy eight lane road, so this barrier is a wonderful thing! ' Till next time,


Amber-Mae said...

I wish I was there to join all the fun you had! Those sprinklers look like sooo much fun. Yeah, my mommy does that too. She will pretend that she k8cked the ball when she didn't...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie & Mitch said...

Bless your dad for rescuing your ball from that evil sprinkler, Kirby! I wouldn't have wanted to get all wet either!
We think you must be fascinated with the water fountain and that's why you like to drink so much!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

The Airechicks said...

What a GREAT day at the park...

WATER - play - Dad wet - WATER - play -

Looked like just the right mix of dogs ....What a day at the park..

Congrats on the money - little dogs need to watched too....

Hope you get to go to doggie daycare soon....


Mango said...

Nice going staying cool at the park. Of course the sprinkler is different from swimming. I love my pool but don't want to get in the sprinkler.


Deetz said...

I like to let the water drip off my chin too, I think it feels neato. Your dads a ball faker outer.

Noah the Airedale said...

Your dog park looks sensational Kirby. It's nicely fenced and you've even got sprinklers. How good is that. We don't even have a dog park near us...stupid Blue Mountains council. It's run by morons. Whoops, I'm rambling again lol.
Have a great week Kirby.

Hugs and tail wags
Noah xx

Gaia the Airedale said...

oh Kirby you always look like you have so much fun at your dog park! I wish there were a dog park like that around here. And $2,500 well spent for a new fence for small dogs and puppies, thats a brilliant idea! Keep it too my Kirbster.

puppy breath,

Girl Girl Hamster said...

That sure looks like a pawsome day at the park. Your dad is great to help you rescue your ball

~ Girl girl

happy said...

That sounds so fun, especially the sprinkler!

Pacco de Mongrel said...

the water fountain is a cool to play with

Asta said...

I'm so glad you had such a gweat day at the pawk! Thewe is nothing like fwesh watew in between all that ball play..Congwatulations to youw pawk fow doing that puppy will be so much look soo handsome womping in the watew
smoochie kisses
pee esss youw new headew is gowgeous!

Caz said...

Hi kirby glad to be back and reading your blog wow love the idear of the sprinkler i would be in out all day.I love is when Caz uses the hose I love to drink out of it and spend more time drinking the water than watering the plants.
It looked a great day at the park.
Good old dad rescued the ball thumbs up to him.
Ludo the cool dude

Niamh said...

That looks like a great dog park. I love to go to the dog park, run with my friends and get wet. Glad that you had such a fun time.

Your friend,

Putter said...


OMG! Thanks for coming by to give ME such a greatest ever idea! I could DRINK Flashie's water!!!! HEE HEE! No really, I wouldn't do that! :) It looks like you had a great time at the dog park! I gotta find one of those here! I am kinda lonely! I used to go to school and play with doggies all the time and now that I have moved MY school is not here:(


Putter ...:)

Mr. T-Bone Beasley said...


You look so happy playing at the dog park! Yours looks a lot different from mine! Mine doesn't have any of those water throwers...and I like those things. They are fun to bite! I woulda saved you from the water throwers Kirby!

Mr. T-Bone Beasley

the camp said...

heya's chicago.
my mom is really wanting to get
there this summer. she keeps talking about ikeasomething.

happy weekend.


The Airechicks said...

Hey Kirby:

How was your week??? How's you weather??

Have WONDERFUL weekend - play hard..nap long ...


Bogart said...


I agree, my friend. Thank goodness for your dad!!!


jaffeboy said...

I can totally understand the sprinkler thing. I love to swim but there's no way I'll go near a sprinkler.

Glad you had lotsa fun in the park. Summer is great!

Neko said...

I love your short airecut for summer. Love,Neko

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