Dogs have a way of turning your day around when it’s not going great. Whenever I’m in a rut or a bad mood, I focus on Mr. Grumples. It sounds silly, but doing things for him makes me happy. His favorite thing to do is play with other dogs at the dog park. We try to go there at least 2 times a week. I think it’s good for dogs to interact with other dogs. It helps their behavior and mental state.
The weather was perfect for a dog park day. In Iowa, the ground was mushy and muddy and I ended up giving him a bath afterwords. Yesterday in Michigan, the weather warmed up and the snow covered the ground. The great thing about the dog park is that there is a little shelter to get warm in.
I forgot this dog’s name, but he plays with him a lot! The dog park has it’s regulars.
Grumples could play all day here. Sometimes, I have to chase him and bribe him with treats to get him to leave. I try to bring a book and just relax while he plays with other dogs.
And sometimes he likes to explore by himself and dig into the snow. I think playing with my dog is a great workout. Sometimes there aren’t any dogs there, so I’ll run around with him and it’s a great way to get moving!
I’m sure he’ll be happy when the snow is gone. I know I will be!
He looks so big and ferocious, but he plays so well with other dogs! He’s a gentle giant. He loves to be chased and chase other dogs. He’s not the fastest dog around, but he takes obstacles to catch up!
I always feel so bad when I make him leave. He give me the guilt face. I usually take him to Pet Smart for a new toy or spoil him with Doggy Loot packages. He knows when a package has arrived and he opens it himself! He’s getting pretty good at it.
How could you not spoil a dog like that? It’s a girl’s best friend!