Thursday, May 15, 2014

Yunker Farm Dog Park

Spring has been slow to come this year as is so often the case in this part of the world.  But we have gradually been warming up, and the mud at the dog parks has been drying up.   We enjoyed about a week at the Midtown Dam park (the closest, and our favorite) in April before the rains came and flooded it.   Since then, we've been going to the Yunker Farm Dog Park which would probably be our favorite, if it weren't so far away.    We have met some great people - and canines, too! - at both parks.   One night recently, we met a great young couple, Jake & Jade, and their two dogs, Eleanor and Rigby.   It turns out that Jake is a talented photographer, and he took these great shots of my puppies.

Photos by Jake Blotter Photography

Zak and Scarlett are extremely friendly and sociable with other dogs, no matter what size, breed or temperament.   We usually go to the 'big dog' side because corgis are really 'big dogs with short legs'.  They do seem to gravitate towards other dogs in the 'herding' family ... Australian shepherds, border collies, shelties, blue heelers.   Scarlett can keep up with the big dogs very well and often is the the first to get the ball or stick or whatever toy has been thrown.     Zak enjoys playing with the other dogs too, but he enjoys the people even more.   He is particularly drawn to men, and one night recently had a great time playing with a young boy (10-12 years old) who had long legs and let Zak chase him for a solid 30 minutes.  I don't know who had more fun!   I enjoy the dog park because I know when we get home, the puppies will be tuckered out, I'll have the rest of the evening to myself and we'll all sleep well.

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