Monday, March 21, 2011

First Day Of Spring

I woke up early Sunday so thought I'd take Lucy and Sable to the big park, Millie Bush, for some exercise. We arrived at 7:00 AM which is a little dark now with the time change. (Poor kids are out in the dark again waiting for school buses.) They run to the water. They love it so. It's hard to believe that I took them here for several months and all Sable would do is get her feet wet. Then one day as I was day dreaming I looked out and she was in the middle with Lucy. I was soooooo shocked that day. I remember it well. I was calling and telling people that my baby girl could swim.

I could throw the ball for hours and they wouldn't tire. Actually, we stayed 2 hours and that's really too long for them. They over do it and then limp around for a day or two.
By 8:00 Am there are several dogs there of all breeds.

But I spend much of my time asking myself what kind of pets have I raised? They are so content to watch the others from a distance. Sure I take them to the park for exercise but I also hope that they will interact a bit with the others.

Lucy is the saddest of the two. She watches others contently. Then I notice she starts to assume the position when others are walking towards us. Then she starts barking and jumping towards the other dogs. This Sunday she scared this other dog so much that it jumped in the water. The dog owner screamed oh she's never been in the water before. I could tell she was pissed and so shocked not to mention the poor dog. I felt like a parent of a two year old having a temper tantrum in a store or church. It's so embarrassing. Lucy has never bitten anyone or their dog but she puts on a good act. One day she is going to meet her match or more and I fear the results. What a peculiar girl she is.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A Quick Trip To Pawm Springs

Ah yes the life of a jet setter.rrrrrrrr I hadn't taken the girls to the dog park (Pawm Springs Dog Park) here in Sugar Land this year. That's hard to believe. Where did January and February go? They love the water so much but I felt it was a bit cold for them this winter.
I was sad to see that the subdivision expansion and other developments were underway (just what we need-more strip centers and vacant housing) next to the park which makes for a noisy time now. The dogs could care less though.

I imagine our trip to the dog park is much like taking sulking teenagers to Splashtown or something. Lucy and Sable come alive when they get near water.
We hope you have had or will have a great spring break and weekend!

More Time With My Girls

Now that the days are getting longer and with the time change last weekend, I can spend more time with my girls in the evening. Actually, they just lay about as I do chores outside. Still it's nice to have some time outside before I become a prisoner of the air conditioner.

Monday, March 14, 2011

You're On A Diet:No More Milk Bones For You!

That's Just Me

There's a lot of suffering in the world as you well know. Many of you have endured one long and difficult winter. But on the gulf coast here I am sad at winter's end and that there's 7 months of summer upon me. My girls would love to be in a snow like the one pictured here.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Beating The Sun & Crowds

I woke up early this morning, darn it, so I thought I'd take the girls down the street to the practice soccer fields. We've had our last blast of cool air, I'm sure, this week so the evenings and early mornings have been great. After the time change, it will be dark at 6:20 am so no more of this frolicking about early in the morning for awhile. I'm sure the soccer players will appreciate my girls visit.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Have A Great Weekend!

We hope you get to do something you enjoy.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Gorgeous Day At Millie Bush Bark Park

I couldn't resist the opportunity to take my girls to the "big" dog park since the humidity dropped and the temperatures were so pleasant. Cool days will soon be a thing of the past here and my girls won't get to ride while I do errands and such.
They were excited to go and watch the other dogs from afar as usual. This was our first visit of the year. With the rainy cold days and my father's visit we just hadn't had the chance. They seem to like this park much better than the one in Sugar Land that's much closer to home. There's two large ponds to choose from here and the edge doesn't drop off sharply like at the other park.

Lucy loves watching the other dogs and their owners on the other side.

Sable just wants to play non stop but I know their limits.

They love the water so much. I'm not sure if it could ever be too cold for them.

Sable and Lucy dog watching. Doesn't Sable look a bit leaner after grooming last week. A haircut knocks 10 pounds off her appearance. I wish it would do that for me.

We could have stayed till sunset but it was time to go after almost two hours.

Lucy seemed zonked during the drive home.