September 13, 2015

Dog day at the pool

I don't have time to write much, but I have to bombard you with photos and videos from dog day at the wave pool today. The Lake Erie Metropark is about to close their pool for the year, so they have a day that's just for dogs to play. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I was surprised to see just how many people (and dogs) there were! I'm glad Joey has gotten used to playing with lots of dogs at once from doggy daycare, because otherwise I would have been a little worried about so many dogs in one place.

Needless to say, Joey had a blast! It was really fun to watch all the different dogs, and I didn't see a single fight break out. The dog owners weren't supposed to get in the water, although some of them did anyway. I noticed several dogs pooped in the pool, so I wouldn't have wanted to get in! ;) But there was an employee scooping poop out of the pool the whole time. I think it's really cool that the Metropark does this--we're already looking forward to next year! (It'll be September 11th, 2016, if any locals are interested.)

Now, for the pictures and videos... they pretty much speak for themselves :)

Joey is the black dog on the far left. I kept an eye on him
by looking for the red collar and curled tail. There were
so many dogs running everywhere, it was hard to follow them!

Joey's on the far left

Here is the best video of Joey... although I had my finger over the corner of the lens, oops.

In this video, Joey is the black dog with curled tail in the center, swimming toward the right in the very beginning...

Joey has been sleeping the day away after getting home, of course ;)

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  1. OK, I want to be a dog now. :) This looks like such fun! This must be a huge pool too. I'm sure that there are some days during which it is full of people. It's been so hot in California lately, that I'm totally jealous of the dogs in that pool!

    (BTW, I'd like to chime in with my congrats to Nathan on his first ultra. Way to go! I hope he'll jot down some thoughts to share with all of us.)

  2. Kimberly in NCSeptember 14, 2015

    That is pure BLISS ! : ) thank you so much for sharing !!!

    Joey is so lucky to have his people and his people to have him !

  3. I am pretty sure this is what my heaven would look like...just add cats too :)

  4. That is so adorable!!! All the dogs (especially Joey) look so happy to be there!

  5. He sure looks like he had a blast! :D By the way, I love seeing your progress on your weight and how you are enjoying various kinds of exercise.

    Right now I just don't feel like running much, but I've been loving my walks. It's hard not to feel like I should run because I know I can. My weight is up and I just feel like a tub of lard. But I did get one HOT run in, so maybe as the weather cools my running mojo will come back. You continue to inspire!


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