Sunday, April 19, 2009

Bark Park

Finally, finally the weather in Seattle is pleasant enough for a trip to Shasta’s favorite place on earth, “Bark Park” – known to humans as the Marymoor Park Off-Leash area for dogs.

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Shasta could barely contain herself in the car, and as we approached “Doggy Disneyland,” she was beside herself with joy and anticipation!

As we parked, Shasta just about jumped out the moon roof. “Out! Let me out! I need to ruuuun and plaaaay!”


First stop: loading up on plastic bags. Incredibly enough, even with hundreds of dogs doing their thing, I’ve never seen any dog poop at Bark Park.


Of course, all Shasta cares about is her ball. As you know, with Shasta, it’s all about the ball. Nothing matters as much her ball.


Except more balls…


Shasta, Peter and Kat had a fabulous time…




Shasta’s a total water dog!


But she’s by no means the only water dog…


The best treat of the day, though, was ours. Peter introduced us to his friend Shannon, who is a veterinary tech with aspirations of being a vet. She absolutely loves animals. Within three minutes of Peter introducing us to her, this transpired:

A fluffy white dog came out of nowhere and just sat next to Shannon. Just peacefully sat right next to her. Walked up to her and just sat down as if she’d known Shannon forever!


And then! Then this little white fluffy dog climbed right onto Shannon’s lap and proceeded to calmly watch the world go by with Shannon’s arms wrapped around her!


And that was our introduction to Shannon. Needless to say, I agree with the fluffy white dog -- she’s wonderful!

Addendum: Here are some of Kat's photos:

As Kat said, "Doesn't this guy look like he could have come straight out of Where the Wild Things Are"?

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Tonya said...

Looks like you ALL had a ball!

Treff said...

I can not tell you how many hours we spent at this park with our dog AND playing soccer. sigh...making me homesick again! Thank you for the pics!

Goofball said...

no offence but Kat's pictures are the prettiest :p

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