Owen and I went to the dog park today.
Owen loves the dog park.
He particularly likes to bark at any dog that he feels isn’t behaving properly.
We hadn’t been to the park all summer because of Owen’s shoulder issue. I was afraid he would be a putz and strain it running around with the other dogs.
But this was a special trip. We met a friend there.
This is Biminy.
Biminy was in Owen’s first-ever obedience class. She was also in his Canine Good Citizen class.
They both failed the test at the end. It was nice to have company in the FAIL department.
But, Biminy is a very good dog. See? She knows how to sit.
Actually, they both know how to sit. See?
Owen failed the test because he wouldn’t lie down. You can’t use treats, so he had no motivation. And, there were birds. You really can’t do anything with Owen when there are birds around.
Biminy, I think, jumped on the trainer. Just once. But it was enough to fail her. Give the girl a break. She was only about 18 months old at the time.
Anyway, except for a brief encounter at the Strut Your Mutt, Owen and Biminy hadn’t seen each other for several months.
They were happy to be reunited. They ran, they played, they barked, and when they got tired, they took a break.
Owen also got to see Biminy’s mom. He loves Biminy’s mom. She gives good butt scratches.
What dog doesn’t love a good butt scratch?
It was a fun day!
And…if you think Biminy is as cute as I do, you can vote for her to be the “Face of the Strut”. Her Strut Your Mutt picture is one of twenty-eight that are up for the contest. But really, is there any competition?
Actually, there are some beautiful dogs there, but Biminy is still my favorite. If you’d like to vote, or even just check out the other dogs, please go to the AWS photo gallery. Biminy is number 011.
Vote for Biminy!