Friday, June 5, 2009

Dog Park Fun: Wait for Me! I Want that Frisbee too!

© photo copyright Carrie Boyko 2008

Oliver Races after Tanner
As He Catches the Frisbee Like a Pro

Poor Oliver! The Frisbee is bigger than he is, so there's just no catching it for him. The same goes for fetch with a tennis ball. He can't even pick up a tennis ball with his pint sized mouth.

No matter. He gets his exercise at the dog park by chasing Tanner, while Tanner chases the ball or Frisbee. Sometimes, it is even another dog that Tanner is chasing. It really doesn't matter to Oliver. He simply enjoys chasing Tanner.

At home I have a few really small balls that Oliver can chase. They're a choking hazard for bigger dogs, so I keep them at home for our private playtime. It's a good thing he is small, because I cannot throw very far. At the dog park, I have to use a Chucker to throw the balls for Tanner. That thing works great.

This is an image I almost never see my dogs copying. This fella was simply enjoying the view, while getting a nice head rub. Ahh! The pleasures of a day at the park.

My guys like this attitude a bit more....there's nothing like a good run. I'm surprised Tanner wasn't in this race, as he rarely misses an opportunity to run with the big boys.

Got any dog park pictures to share? I'd love to receive them and show off your "kids". Send them to me at and I'll post them in another dog park post. If you're a dog park enthusiast like Tanner, Oliver and Xena, you can visit Adopt a Dog Park to learn how you can help keep our precious dog parks clean and green. With government budgets shrinking, we're probably going to lose our funding. That means park users will have to step up to keep the parks in good shape. Stop in and see what you can do to help.


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