Monday, July 29, 2013

Ballpark to Dogpark

Oakland Athletics circa 1969

My Mommy #2 on Saturday went to the ballgame without me. She took the Lil' One because she cannot remember the last time we took her. And at 7 years old, Lil' One would not have remembered going anyhow. It just so happened that the Oakland Athletics were having a Turn Back the Clock event and they were giving away GROOVY teeshirts. Mommy even got into the HIPPIE spirit by wearing a headband and a tie-dye tee shirt.

It wasn't MY adventure, exactly, but with her gone all day my Saturday was not the same. So I helped Mommy #1 spend the day in her peejays, clean up her room, watch "How I Met Your Mother" on the 'puter, and do laundry.

I am a very good helper

Sunday was a little different. Mommy #2 spent the whole day at home watching "Harry Potter" movies and making White Peach Jam. Auntie B came over for a short visit but just enough for me to ACT LIKE A CRAZY PUG and say hi to her. She is so fun! After she left and Mommy's jam was done, she packed me, Molly and my two COUSINS in the car and drove us to the DOG PARK. It was the perfect late afternoon for a romp around the park. Sunny with a nice breeze off the foggy coast.

At first there were just a couple of chihuahuas and a mix breed of mini at the park. We walked around and finally parked in the shade where we refused to play or have anything to do with them. It wasn't anything about them, I THINK. Lil' One threw a tennis ball around hoping to enlist one of us in a game of catch. AS IF!!! I, Noodles the Pug, do not do FETCH.

Suddenly the dog park was full of MOLLYs!!! Or nearly so. I have never seen so many white fluffy doglets!!! It was crazy. Next thing you know, Molly is tearing up the yard running with the MOPS. I pouted a little until I noticed there were THREE PUGS there as well! One was an oldster named Trunks, the other two were 6 year old siblings. The girls was named Sasha but I never caught the boy's name. I think it might just be HE because that is what his humans called him. 

We had a meet and greet and were cordial with each other. Then I went back to my Mommy UNTIL some poodle mix SAT ON ME! You heard me. . . sat on me. So I chased him. Not in anger, I must insist. No, I was smiling the whole time I was making him run. I think he sat on me just by accident - and maybe to get my attention a little.

We were at the DOG PARK for an hour or so - until we got tired out and it began to get cool. At that point there were some BIG DOGS in the small dog area and it was getting a bit chancy to stay.

How was your weekend?????


Jasper & Sarge said...

Our Mommy came home with a little Sister for us last weekend. She is a 9 month old pug named Pepper. This weekend was her first play date with our friends. We went to the beach and she did LOTS of running. We were pooped afterwards, but I don't think she was. She still came home and chewed up the cat's scratch pad!

stellaroselong said...

Oh ours was really busy with all those bikesters riding down our hill...maggie had an adventure on sunday also....
stella rose said...

Sounds like a fun weekend, Noodles. I bet it was fun riding around in that laundry basket. And it sounds like you packed a whole days-worth of activity into one hour. I love your term "MOPS" - very true! I'm surprised you could spot Molly among all of the look-alikes!


Idaho PugRanch said...

We were also left at home Sat. while Mom & Dad went to watch the grandson play baseball. He will be off to college in a few weeks. they will miss being able to watch him play.
Bailey, Hazel & Greta

Amber DaWeenie said...

BOL...My weekend wasn't as much fun as yours. I'm so sorry you got SAT ON! BWHahahahaha

Two French Bulldogs said...

Cool tee shirt. Bet you were a big help to mom
Benny & Lily

Payton's mom said...

So much fun in one weekend! We almost got rained out of brunch on Fridsy with Gammy and then on Saturdsy we went to a farmers market and then had dinner out on a patio Sunday. D&D had a great time!

Payton's mom said...

PS. I can't believe you met a pug named Trunks!

Casey said...

I went to the dog park too! It was so much fun. Nobody sat on me, though -- and I didn't sit on anyone else either!

Ellen Gawthorp said...

It sounds like you had fun!

We were supposed to go to a pool pawty but it's been postponed until mid-August so we had our own pool pawty ... We think it was more fun for mama!

Love Zoe, Peyton, Webster, Liberty & Whitney

Oakley and Swisher said...

A relaxing weekend with cousins and dog park fun? Sounds pawesome to us! What's up with that dog sitting on you? Bol. But at least you handled it well and played it off.

Lots of licks,
Swisher and Oakley