Monday, November 10, 2014

A Tense Day At The Park

Sunday was a gorgeous day and I could not avoid taking Sable and Joe to the park.  I waited till later in the day thinking that the crowds might clear out but that was not the case.  I prefer going at day break.  Sable stays by my side.  She shows no interest in other dogs now like she used to do.  She will tolerate them around sniffing to some degree.  Joe, on the other hand, is at full throttle as soon as the gate is closed and the leash is off.  I can not keep up with him.  He's out chasing and getting chased. So I am concerned when I hear dogs starting to fight thinking that Joe could be in the middle of it all.  I was a bit unnerved when two or three dogs got in an all out fight as their owners stood by but relieved Joe was on the other side of the park.  Soon one owner was whipping the dogs with a leash while another was cussing and bystanders yelling "YOU DON"T HIT DOGS".  I heard one man tell another that he wanted his phone number after examining his dog.  He said why your dog started it and then another confrontation begins.  I was thinking "Sunday Bloody Sunday" might be the title of my blog post.  One never knows these days what will happen in a large crowd.  I don't go to concerts, sporting events, or mega churches anymore.  I might  have to return to my early morning time slot at the park as well.

1 comment:

How Sam Sees It said...

I can't relax at dog parks - the ones here are often over crowded and we just don't have fun, and our pups never seem that happy. We'd love to find a quiet time to bring Monty - some off-leash time in a very large area would be good for him.

Monty and Harlow