Friday, March 05, 2010

Wrigley's perfect day

My friend and I took our dogs to the dog park today. It was the perfect day.

Here's Wrigs inching up to the cold, cold water. He's so afraid of it. His friend Bailey, however is a world class swimmer. Can't keep him out of the water.

We tried throwing the ball into the water, just for Wrigs but as you can see once the ball makes contact, he turns and bolts the other way. Such a baby!

He found some friends on land to play with and had a great time running, romping and chasing.

A soaking wet Bailey emerged from the water with a tennis ball and the crowd went wild! They were all on a mission to get that ball.

After the park, it was time to load up the beasts and head to lunch.
"Every bottom in!" I tell them before I shut the door.

They're ready for their next adventure. The two of them get along so great, Bailey even mellows Wrigs out a bit.

But by the look on Wrig's face, I think it was a bit cramped back there.

Time for lunch. What' on the menu?? Sunshine! (seriously did I ever get this excited about sun before? I feel like a crazy person.)

Two good friends, enjoying the day.

We had a couple Marley & Me moments while eating. First of all one of the restaurant employees told us that the dogs couldn't be next to our table, they had to be tied up a little ways away. I showed them Wrig's therapy patch and said that he is still "in-training" and he agreed that it was ok for them both to stay. Then he came back with a big tub of water for them to share and in less than a minute Wrigs got tangled in his leash and spilled the entire tub, water splashing everywhere, all over the ground. Then a few minutes later Bailey saw a dog down the road and tried to run and greet it and yanked the table so hard that our glass water decanter fell over, spilled water all over our table as well as the dogs.

I'm glad Wrigs got to enjoy a special day. Haven't really been able to spoil him much since Chum has been sick. It will be two weeks tomorrow since he has been ill and there are moments when I think he's getting better and then an hour later, he's barely able to move. Maybe this is our new norm with him as he ages, not sure. Just taking it day by day.

Hope you enjoy your day by days too.


karen gerstenberger said...

This looks like a perfect day.

There is something about the shape of Wrigley's head that just makes me want to kiss the top of it! He's so adorable and sweet. Will you kiss him for me, please? And whatever affection Chum will let you give him - will you tell him it's from me? XOXO

Tracey Axnick said...

These pictures are adorable.... he's positive grinning! What a happy boy!

ChiTown Girl said...

You have no idea how happy this post made me! It's good to see the "real" you coming through. :)

Clippy Mat said...

good old Wrigs. Such a gentleman.
glad you got some sunshine.

LeighAnn said...

So cute....what funny pups! Is that a Burnese Mountain dog with them? That is one of my favorite breeds!

He doesn't like water, which is probably why he knocked over his and yours!!

KBL 2 ORD 2 SAN 2 LUV said...

When next I see Wrigzy, I'm just going to sit there and gnaw on his snout. What a mug. I love your animals, so much. So glad it was sunny for you, and your sunny baby.


karen gerstenberger said...

I gave you an award (on my blog) today. XO

Karyn said...

These pics are so sweet! What a big baby boy! I want to give him big kisses.