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April 24, 2013

The Dog Park Is Closed. And That’s A Good Thing.

We caught a break with the weather today so Eko and I decided to head over to the dog park.  However, as we approached I noticed a distinct lack of play barks or the usual sound of paws flying by.  Something was up. Eko normally

We caught a break with the weather today so Eko and I decided to head over to the dog park.  However, as we approached I noticed a distinct lack of play barks or the usual sound of paws flying by.  Something was up.

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Eko normally heads straight for the gate but today there was a lot to investigate outside the park fence

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Over the ridge of the park came a rumbling sound that quickly caught Eko’s attention.  Can you spot what it was?

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“Will, I do believe that it the strangest dog I have ever seen.”

I momentarily worried that puppy paradise was being paved for a parking lot, but a worker assured me that this was not the case.  In fact, quite the opposite – the park is under renovation.

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About a third of the old park was fenced off for this agility course.  Unfortunately the agility course had fallen into disrepair.  The equipment was so close together that it was tough for more than one dog to use the area at a time

The former borderThe work to expand the park is well underway

We didn’t make it to the park today, but I don’t think Eko will mourn the loss once he  has his first romp in the new digs!

Comments for The Dog Park Is Closed. And That’s A Good Thing.

  1. That’s really the strangest dog, Eko. But I’m sure you will like the new Dog Park…. I would like to have a Dog Park here too :o)

  2. Gizmo says:

    Hope that you and Eko are planning to join Finn and me for Park Day this Friday…I’m sure you’ve got a great park story to share with us

  3. He’s gonna have a great time once they fix it all up!

  4. Marcela says:

    That’s wonderful. The community where I live has been trying to put money together to open a dog park or our own, but so far nothing has materialized.

  5. Steven/Buddy says:

    That’s nice that they are redoing your park and making more room. I noticed that some towns would wait to do something like that, due to funds.
    Buddy and I are really lucky to have our dog park just about a block away from us. With two sections, both have agility courses and since its by the woods there is a nice trail to walk on to, Buddy loves to walk the trail for all the new smells.
    Now there is another dog park two towns over with a lake to swim in and a area for off leash and on leash, but you have to buy a yearly license to use from that town and runs about $100. After talking to some people at my dog park, they were mad that the other dog park started charging this fee. They said it was to help keep the park up and help keep some people away from using it?
    This just doesn’t sit right with me, trying to keep people away from using it? The people that told me this said, they used the park for years and never had or heard of anyone having problems there, only the usual couple of dogs not getting a long.
    So I just hope that more dog.parks don’t go and start charging some kind of fee now! Well not as high as $100 a year for using the park? I don’t mind paying a small fee to help with the keep and to bring in new stuff for the dogs.
    Hope Emo and your park gets done fast !

  6. Eko we think your new dog park will be fantastic! We can’t wait to see you making it your own.
    -Bella and DiDi

  7. Misaki says:

    Hope it won’t be too long before you get your park back!

  8. emma says:

    That is great they are fixing it up…can’t wait to see picks when it is open again!

  9. That is a strange looking dog sweet Eko but we bet it is helping to make a really nice dog park for you to enjoy. Hugs and nose kisses

  10. How exciting! Construction on a dog park is a great thing! 🙂 Bet he’s going to be so excited when it re-opens!

  11. Clowie says:

    It will be fun when they’ve finished it.

  12. I always love the angles that you shoot eko from! 🙂

  13. Diane Smith says:

    Be so thankful if you have a dog park. We don’t. I talked to the mayor two times over the past two years. He just says he is talking about it at the next meeting. Not! I may make an appearance at the meeting myself so it is out there.

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