DISC GOLF OUTING
Harry’s finally talked me into joining him and the pup on an outing to Eagle Island Park to partake in some disc golf. I’m really terrible – I can’t throw to save my life and the disc is always going way off in the bushes. I’m getting ready to go by putting on sunscreen and a nice long pair of jeans and some really tall socks – Hopefully this will help and I won’t come home with so many grass burrs and bug bites from crashing around the weeds looking for that damned little round piece of plastic.
LaLa was in doggy heaven! The first thing she does when she’s let off leash, is run straight to the lake and get soaked, but only ½ up. Right now she’s laying in the sun, ½ brown and muddy and ½ white and clean, wet and exhausted and completely happy. It’s a beautiful walk – the disc golf holds surround the lake, so you get to walk the whole thing, plus when we go home LaLa sleeps for hours, she’s so tired!
I spent most of the time trying to get LaLa to spot the disc for Harry. We walk ahead and Harry throws and then LaLa and I try to find it in the grass. Basically whenever she sniffs the disc or walks up to it or even just looks at it, she gets a treat. So far, getting her to sit still by it while Harry walks up to retrieve it is not working that well. She’s really good at grabbing it and taking it to him – which is exactly what you DO NOT want with disc golf! I’m trying to get her to focus on spotting and sitting by the disc and not the rabbits and gopher holes, but that’s also a tough sell…
MONDAY – 4/21/14
LALA THE WONDERDOG
Just now, Harry was trying to get LaLa up and over to the kitchen to eat her breakfast. Some mornings, she’s just not interested in food right away, we’re not sure why, but she waits to eat – sometimes for a couple of hours. This morning she just glanced at him and laid back down – SO not interested. Hearing this and seeing her down on the spare bed, napping and happy as a clam on the messed up covers - I see a squirrel outside on the fence and said “LaLa - Squirrel!”. Boy, does She knows THAT word! Breakfast, so very not interesting. But a squirrel? I was standing in the middle of the living room when I said the “s” word. She ran so fast up the stairs and over to the back door, she beat me there!
And now she’s back inside and eating! I guess she just needed a little adrenalin to get her moving in the morning. Maybe squirrels are to dogs what caffeine is to people?
I’ve got some errands to run and some copies to make, so off I go – it’s another beautiful day – warm, sunny, bright, and flowers are blooming everywhere! I’ve never been in a place with so many flowering trees – amazing!