This is Weston at Hondo Dog Park looking through the fence over to where the big dog area is. He might have been fancying himself as a big dog, but he’d never make it over there. He loves big dogs, but when he’s with them he spends most of his time laying down being submissive to them. He’s no fool.
Weston has been to Hondo a few times. Most of the time he’s sort of been like the little kid who is so shy they stand on the sidelines, waiting to be noticed or picked. We always sort of felt bad for him and tried to encourage him to get out there and play. This time, finally, he did that, even if it was just a little bit. He chased, he sniffed, he ran around with some of the other dogs. He didn’t do it tons, but he did it. Our little boy is growing up. Yeah, OK, he did still spend a lot of time jumping up into people’s laps. He’s like that. It’s how he rolls. He prefers the loves he can get from people more than the friendship he can get from fellow dogs. Ah well… lover, not fighter. We’re OK with that. And… so is he.
Took the kids to Hondo Dog Park yesterday after work. Perfect weather for it. It was Riley’s first time there. She did pretty well considering she can tend toward the anti-social. She never bites, or even tries to, but she sometimes likes to give a warning high pitched bark or five. Yesterday though… not bad. She didn’t do bad at all. I think there will be many more trips to Hondo in her future.
About a month or so ago, maybe longer, we were at the Hondo Dog Park in Hillsboro, Oregon. It’s a fantastic dog park and part of what makes it so good is that they have a little/timid dog area. Anyway… this particular time, about a month or so ago, we were there and so was a film crew. There was an anchor, Kim Singer for those of you who might have heard of her, a camera person, and a dog “expert”. While the dog expert was being interviewed by Kim Singer our young boy, Weston, jumped up in the experts lap and sat there, letting her pet him while she was talking. The link I’m including here is to the story, shown in July on Better TV. After you click the link and it takes you to the Better TV website you’ll have to listen to a short advertisement before you can watch the story, it’s not long. Weston will be the one in the expert’s lap, looking around and away from the camera. I think he only looked at the camera once. Karen and I were back over her right shoulder, trying to be non-distracting. So, without further ado… CLICK HERE to see Weston’s film debut. He’s such a handsome little guy. Said, obviously, without any bias what so ever.
Yesterday we took Weston to a dog park in Hillsboro. The Hondo Dog Park. He loves it there. They have a small/timid dog area which works as he’s small and kind of timid. He made friends with several little pugs, running all around with them. It was great fun for him.