Hi friends! I am just coming back from a 3 day weekend and feeling completely refreshed. Sometimes I get a little depressed during the winter thanks to lack of Vitamin D, but the weather held up all weekend for a little outside time with Korky.
Korky, just like his Mom, is a Southern native. He prefers warmer weather, sun, and grass. Over the years he has learned to adjust to the colder climate and the snow.
Typically we try to get in a longer walk in the evening and then a few times a week I take him for a *long* walk. A long walk at Korky’s old age is about 3 miles. Then I have to carry him. At various points in Korky’s life he has earned the nickname “Porky” so carrying him is no easy feat.
This past weekend he seemed a little restless and ready to be off leash so we headed down to the dog park in the South End. Rarely does he get to be outside off leash so the dog park is always a fun event.
There were tons of dogs and their owners at the park! It was like recess for everyone.
The dog park is like going to a playground and watching how your kid interacts with others. My kid is a little snobby and would prefer to hang out with the adults than the other children. While all these dogs were running and playing, mine was making attempts to get in a few pets.
Korky tends to stick to my side CONSTANTLY. If I leave the room, he comes with me. He doesn’t necessarily want me to pay attention to him though. I think he just thinks I am going to give him food. At the dog park I made a point of just walking away while he was sniffing so he wouldn’t see where I was. Poor guy. He ended up spending most of the time wondering around sniffing people to see if they were me.
I was too busy watching the brown dog gang play to notice for a bit though.
Korky always manages to find some admirers. Butt sniff, butt sniff, butt sniff.
I rewarded Kork for being a good boy with a trip to the Polka Dog Bakery for a few yogurt melt treats.
When I woke up Sunday to a bunch of sand in my bed I realized how dirty the dog park had been and possibly Kork (and my sheets) needed a bath.
We headed over to the LaundroMutt for a good ol’ fashioned tub washing.
Seriously…is not the most pathetic face you have ever seen?! You would think we were torturing him. It was warm water, oatmeal shampoo and lots of nuzzles. I should be so lucky to have that kind of morning!
The dog wash also has a blow drying station. While Korky was getting his fur did he had another admirer.
After a few yogurt melt treats and a nap, Korky was back to his normal self and snuggled up to me on the couch for a complete day of laziness. We watched Bob’s Burgers and Lockdown on Netflix for longer than I care to confess to.
He is officially allowed back in the bed.
Fun opportunity alert!
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See ya tomorrow!