Other than our own fenced yard, there are not many places that we can run off leash. There are always so many people around and other dogs that Mom is afraid that we, or she, will get into trouble. Mom takes us down to the very end of the peninsula, we live between 2 creeks off the Magothy River, where she feels comfortable with our antics. If there are no people or animals around then she lets us go because we are locked in on 2 sides by water and the 3rd side by her. This is our favorite free run place because we can chase ducks and geese and cranes and cormorant and still not get in trouble. Once Sofie jumped into the water and Mom had to go in after her, but that doesn’t happen much. Sofie is too short and heavy to pull herself up the bulkhead and Louise hates water. Mom doesn’t let Charles run free here though because she worries that (1) he would drown if he fell in, (2) the Osprey would pick him up quickly, and (3) we would roll him down the grass and throw him in the water.
Running free is great fun and we wish there were more safe places to do it. Mom used to take us to the dog park but there were so many aggressive people and poorly trained dogs that we found it more stressful than fun. We just want to run around with Mom for a little while that’s all.
Do you have a free run space that you like? Where is it?
Have a wonderful Black and White Sunday.
Just another DogDaz morning at the zoo ❤
October 8, 2017 at 11:18
OMG. Just thinking about Sofie jumping into the water gave Mom a nervous breakdown! In my whole rescued life I have never run off leash. Mom was even afraid of the dog park because dogs might be mean or sick there. In our new apartment complex there’s a private dog park and I can run around safely. Finally.
Love and licks,
October 8, 2017 at 12:17
Your Mom is right. Dog parks can be dangerous and unhealthy places, sadly. A private dog park sounds great. We have a whole yard to run in, but rarely do. I guess the other dog’s park is always greener.
The Island Cats
October 8, 2017 at 17:32
That looks like a lot of fun. Since we’re inside cats, the only running around we do is in the house.
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October 8, 2017 at 20:21
The 4 zoo cats are all inside too. The only water they play in is the sink.