Looked so pretty when I picked them up from the groomers this week. It's their last haircuts for the year. I've been using the same lady all their lives so they know the routine. Yet Lucy, my golden, is a handful. I'm sure. The groomer always tells me how good Sable was but never a word about Lucy. I just read between the lines. As this lady has changed employers the price has gone from $75 to $125 for both of them. I think that is steep but they only get these cuts, a puppy cut for Sable the lab, about twice a year. I get the honors of the regular bathing.
We were soooooo excited to find that the new dog park that is part of the Sugar Land Memorial Park has opened this month. We have been waiting it seems forever since we first read about it being part of the city's new park system.
The new palm trees don't have much palms as of yet but it should look nice in a few months.
People started to arriving after 5:00 PM today making Sable happy but Lucy remained indifferent. All the dogs seem to get along so that makes for a happy time.
They have this sprinkling palm tree which I can't imagine any dogs liking but on a hot summer day you might find me standing under it's spray. This Corgi? kept chasing my girls. The water pond did not appear to be aerated and appeared muddy. Not sure how this issue is going to be addressed.
The park closes at sunset so we left a bit early. Sable is still limping from over doing it a week ago. The park is not as big as the Millie Bush Bark Park and only has one swimming hole. Not sure if they plan to add another or not. They do have the park divided for large and small dogs but everyone seem to want to gather around the water. It is dry as a bone now and there's not much grass yet and the paths are not paved or graveled. It's nice to see a park in the beginning stages though. The best aspect of it all is that it's only 5 miles from our home which is mucho better than the 15 mile trek to Millie Bush.
There was on two other masters at the park yesterday when me and the girls arrived. I was really surprised. We usually go at day break because of the heat but I was dragging and we had cooler temperatures over the weekend. As a result, we went mid day but I didn't realize it had been raining in the area. It was dry when we left home 15 miles to the south.
So through the occasional light rain my girls still ripped and played. They are by themselves so much through the week it makes no difference to them whether they have any playmates or not at the park.
My poor Sable is limping today as a result of all the running and playing. She is 6 years old next month and over weight like her master. I hope hip surgery is not in her future. She's usually back to normal in a couple of days. That's what happens to weekend warriors.
My Lucy is 6 and a half years of age was not affected by all the activity of one day. And indifferent that there was no abundance of playmates. She can be ugly sometimes when others walk up to us. She is soooooo protective of me and Sable. Yet, I know people do not like that dominant behavior.
But I have had a problem for some time posting to your blogs. When I use the MSN browser I am UNABLE to post a message if I have to type in a security word. EVERY time I start to type the word I am booted off. It's not just with security words it is often the same with emails if I click to close it out or enlarge. Also when making purchases, you can bet at some point I will get booted off.(Maybe that's a good thing?) As a result, in the past I have used Internet Explorer as my browser but as of late I have been unable to get that browser to even open due to new security software I have finally realized. At any rate, that is why I rarely have had the opportunity to post to blogs I enjoy. It has been such a hassle. But hopefully now that I have more time, but the same minuscule amount of patience, I can work out these issues and communicate more with my blogging friends. Life shouldn't be so complicated. :)