Saturday, March 5, 2011

Camera Critters #152

Sometime around the middle part of last year, construction of a leash free dog park began in Redmond, Oregon.  At first, I didn’t pay much attention to the park.  But now it is a regular activity for Lacy and me.


The above image is from the far north end of the park looking south.


Above, is the view from the entry gates seen on the right side in the distance of the first photo.

As can be seen, the park is fenced in.  There are actually two parks.  A large dog section and a small dog section.

When I first took Lacy to the park, I was concerned with how she would react with the other dogs…and the people.  She has had some difficult times in the past, but she took to the park well.


As can be seen in the image above, she is a happy puppy when at the park.  Generally, when we are the only ones there, she will run and explore and forget I am around.  However, if any other dogs arrive, she rarely gets more than 25 or so feet away from me.

But lately, she has been making friends.


Lacy (on the left) has begun to play with other dogs…but only briefly.  I’m sure that will improve over time.  And like people, she has met some dogs she enjoys being around, and some dogs she doesn’t like being near.

Lacy enjoys the park so much these days, that she wants to go every day.  At the house, when she nudges my arm with her nose and I ask her what she wants, she walks to my closet and begins tugging on the jeans I wear when I take her there.

Besides, I enjoy taking her there just as much as she enjoys going there.  The exercise does me good…I hope  8v)

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Misty Dawn said...

You two are so lucky to have each other! That's so great that you can take her there and let her have fun and socialize.

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

Wonderful!!! And a wonderful photo share. I think this is such a great idea for dogs.

LAKESIDE GEESE [and ducks] is my Camera Critter Link for this weekend.

Have a great day.

Anonymous said...

What a lovely way to help her socialize!

Kay L. Davies said...

Apparently there's a leash-free dog park near here, too, but we haven't taken Lindy there. We adopted her from a rescue society, and were told she had been abandoned and had to live free for some time, so she considered other dogs "competition" for food, etc.
I'd like to check the place out. If it is fenced and open, as yours seems to be, I think it would be good for her.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Gary said...

She's a nice looking dog. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

i beati said...

Lacy loves it We have a special park too that I featured Thursday .sandy

eileeninmd said...

Great pic's. I think the dog parks are a great idea!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice pics

Mama Zen said...

She's a beauty!