Friday, August 17, 2007

Happy Trails

Last week we almost got thrown out of the dog park! It’s getting real hard to run around loose in this town. I know it’s illegal in our favorite Cheesman Park, but in the dog park?!! I thought that’s what it was for. Running. Swimming. Barking. Chasing.

My best pal Avalanche went with Arrow and me. We almost didn’t take Arrow because he likes to disappear and he gets car sick—which has been better since we play music for him. I didn’t mind because Avie and I could gang up on him. Three tails are a crowd.

Then some folks on horses went by. I am sure glad people never got it into their heads to ride dogs. I don’t know how the poor horses put up with it. They’re hanging around eating stuff and then someone climbs on top of them and... don’t get me started. Anyway, these horses pass right where we are running. Naturally Arrow, not aware that he isn’t the size of a horse, wants them to play. He barks and chases them and won’t stop. This looked like fun so Avie and me joined him.

The horse guy was yelling and so were our owners. Avie’s mom got us both on leashes and my owner mom went running after the horses and Arrow. She was screaming at them to stop. They didn’t. Finally, she caught Arrow and tied him up. With the leash.

Arrow stayed on the leash just in case. A little later, a park ranger told us that the horses had complained! I thought this was a Dog Park nor a Horse Park! The ranger said in Colorado horses can go anywhere they feel like! And they don’t have to pick up their giant poop! (Which is quite tasty.) If a dog bothers the horses, THE DOG CAN BE SHOT! Horses seem nice enough to me. Guess it's their outlaw riders we dogs have to watch out for.


Amber-Mae said...

Eh, that's not fair! A dog park mean DOG PARK for DOGS! What are the horsies doing there when they know it's a dog park? Some people just don't understand...I'm sure Arrow didn't mean any harm. He was just curious right? Well, I hope thy won't ban you or Arrow from that doggie park just becoz of that small incident. But Arrow, you gotta be careful too...You can get easily trampled by that few hundred kg horse ya know?

Love licks,
Solid Gold Dancer

Lorenza said...

Hi, Deefor.
You can be shot??? OMD!! Like Amber said that is not fair! It was a dog park!! There are things that I really can't understand!
Glad you two are ok!
Please tell Arrow to be careful!
Have a nice day

Joe Stains said...

woah holy moly sounds like the wild wild west to me!! we never knew you couldnt yell at horses!!