Yes, we now have a dog park in Puerto Rico. According to the Governor, it's not only the first dog park in Puerto Rico, but also the first in the Caribbean and Latin America. YAY!
I went over the other day to check it out. It's quite small, in fact I could pretty much fill it up with my 3, but it's well planned and the construction of the small scale agility equipment is excellent. Lilly and Sophie thought it was pretty cool.
There are a ton of rules(in Spanish), all pretty basic like picking up after your dog, no aggressive dogs, no prong or shock collars, etc. The one I didn't like was, only 2 dogs per person. Hey! What's that all about?!
Sophie was on high alert when we got there and then proceeded to spend the rest of the time with her nose to the ground. Lots of smells!
Lilly was kind of overwhelmed at first I think. She's never seen anything like this before.
She soon got the hang of it though and was checking out the sites from up high on the dog walk.
And check out this cool water fountain especially for dogs.
They even had a small baby pool where dogs can play around and get wet. Sorry, no pics. It was a fun outing and the girls enjoyed themselves. Can you believe the place was empty? Next time I might bring all 3!
No offense to any of you small dog owners out there but we found this particularly funny! I won't get in to all the silly names we have for small dogs because I'm sure you all have some for the giant breeds and we don't want anyone to get their hackles up. Yep, we're easily amused!
This past Saturday was the start of the Great Dane Club of America National Specialty. It's all happening at the Kentucky Fair and Expo Center in Lousiville, Kentucky. You can see the program HERE and hopefully photos will be up soon. Over the weekend they had Obedience, Rally and Agility. Today they started judging Futurity and regular classes will continue throughout the week. I've never been to Nationals but I have promised myself I'll go one year. It must be so exciting seeing so many Danes in one place, and all of them Champions or future champions. Pure bliss!
Our Mom has been delinquent so we just wanted to let you all know that we're still here. Life is good although we know something is up with Mom. She's been getting all these weird clothes, called dresses, out of her closet and trying them on. We KNOW those are not fun doggy playtime clothes. What the heck is going on?? To avoid worrying about it, we just laid on the deck last night watching the sunset. We'll keep you posted.
We've been having beautiful days recently. Still quite hot but with a much cooler northeasterly breeze, hopefully autumn is on it's way. This makes for ultra blue, clear skies which I was hoping to capture in the wide expanses of El Morro, our favorite playground. So off we went.
They're doing some work on the lighthouse and the garritas now so we decided to go and check out the progress. It's quite a ways up the hill to the top of the fort. You can just see it in the background. Roxy's got her own personal air conditioning going on! Ears flipped out and tongue fully extended! We make it to the top and both the girls check out the progress There was a pretty stiff wind blowing which I think made me underestimate the heat index. Dogs don't sweat the way we do and they seemed to really be seeking out some shade at this point. There's not much shade to be had so we took just a few minutes for a couple more shots before heading home.
I really like this shot of Roxy. The contrast of her color and the cerulean blue of the sky is so striking.
This last shot shows a terrific view of the Atlantic, the cemetery and a good portion of Old San Juan.