I will think of that every time now Deb! That's perfect
Ashley, I've seen that ad too. It always catches me off guard, that dog looks a lot like Sadie!
Thanks Cutiepants (sorry my mind went blank on your real name)
. I'm getting old, forgive me
They just put in tennis courts. They are all fenced in so there won't be any chasing the balls. The town is really putting a lot of time into this now. Its coming together pretty fast, I'm glad! More people are starting to use it, and I've seen some of the same people there every day that we've gone.
A couple more photos.......
This one I forgot to post yesterday. It's one of my favorites.
I took this one today just to add to my own personal Sadie photo collection.
Then I realized that my shadow was in it too.
So....hi from Sadie and me!
On another note. Not such a good one that turned out just fine. Sadie got attacked by another dog at the park today.
She is fine, it looked worse than it actually was. I think this dog was just warning her, and what looked like bites were warning nips. She has no marks on her at all.
The two ladies who had the dog there were so apologetic. One stayed with me and Sadie while the other took the dog off to another area. The lady who stayed with us told me they had gotten the dog from a rescue just a few days ago and were trying to work with it, walking on a leash, etc etc. They were told by the shelter that the dog loves people but has aggression toward other dogs. They think it has been attacked in the past. It looked like a GSD/terrier mix, and was a little smaller than Sadie.
I thought the lady was going to cry, and she was shaking badly. She kept petting and loving on Sadie telling her she was so sorry and calling her baby. Of course Sadie ate that up! I could tell right away that Sadie was fine. She was immediately her bouncy happy self lapping up the attention from people. There was also a couple of bicyclists that stopped that I have seen there many times. The husband even told me at the beginning of our walk that my dog was a beauty
. They rode past us three more times on their bike ride while we finished our walk around the park, just to make sure Sadie was ok. Good people.
I did tell the lady that I was glad they rescued the dog. Not to give up, keep working with it and things would eventually get better. I do think they will keep a much tighter hold on that leash from now on, and I do think they realize the extent of the aggression now! It all happened so fast I didn't even find out if the dog was a male or a female. I'm thinking male, but I don't know that for sure.
Oh and we were on the OTHER side of the pond when this dog got loose from the lady who had hold of it. It ran Very fast to the side we were on. The other lady was ahead of us, and they both had to run in that heat quite a ways. The lady that stayed behind said she ran as fast as she could, and she said she has never in her life ran that far and that fast. She was scared.
The good thing is Sadie is just fine. She went trotting along afterwards her usual happy little self!