I don't watch a lot of TV but it seems it's always turned on. My father enjoys watching so... But I have become interested lately in the Doc Martin series on PBS. I've never seen the show till this year and what the Houston station is showing is apparently season 5. How did I miss this? At any rate, the title character, Doc martin is played by actor Martin Clunes. The rather unfriendly doctor is not a dog lover at all on the show. In fact, it seems he hates the creatures. So I was a bit shocked to learn what a dog lover the guy is in real life.
He's even written a book. Now I've got to start checking the bargain baskets on line and give it a read.
The Pawm Springs Memorial Dog park here in Sugar land is not exactly senior dog friendly. This is in reference to the pond/lake. I don't know why it was designed to drop off at the edge like a swimming pool. Perhaps this happened after erosion but I'm assuming the entire thing is concrete just like a pool. Whatever the case, it makes arthritic dogs apprehensive about stepping in and a great deal of difficulty getting out. Of course the young pups come running and jump but the older dogs not so much.
You can see in this picture the amount of drop off and it varies around the pond.
Nevertheless, I'm sure Lucy and Sable prefer this as opposed to nothing. They love the water. Now if we could just get Joe to join in the fun.