While I’m walking my dogs I see a guy walking his dog a lot of mornings. He had told me that he goes down to the park near the pool and lets his dogs go and other people bring their dogs and do the same. I never had time to go down there when I would see him, but last week I ran into him and had enough time to stop by the park. Katie and Clio weren’t sure what to think, though they always like being off of their leashes. They’re used to going somewhere and now we were just stopped. They played with Lucy (the guy’s dog; no relation to Penny/Lucy) some. She is young so she loves playing with everybody. Then a woman came up with her dog so there was kind of playgroup.
I didn’t go again, plus it’s been so cold lately. But this morning I took the four dogs (Susan’s dogs stayed with me a couple of days) down to the park and right after we got there Lucy and her owner arrived. It’s a good thing we went, because he reported that the two other people who had been bringing their dogs had to change their morning schedules and couldn’t come anymore. So playgroup was five dogs, but I brought four of them. Everybody played more than the first time, so I think I will keep going and maybe we will pick up some more people eventually.
Meanwhile, last week Susan met a former co-worker who she found out is also a nearby neighbor. The co-worker said that they have a dog playgroup at the school in the evenings. So now Beacon and Belle will have a playgroup at their house too!