A friend of mine who lives in Iowa is from Michigan near us and has family that she comes to visit each summer. Last year we got together with her and her Field Spaniel Famke and her late Great Dane Flirt at a very large, cool dog park about 40 minutes from our house. This year we got to see Famke again as well as new Field Spaniel Favor. We will see them next weekend at a dog show as well!
Famke (brown) and Favor (black) are lovely girls – Famke is a conformation Champion as well as having obedience, rally, barn hunt and lure coursing titles and Favor is getting started in all of these things! More on Field Spaniels here.
We brought along Jeni, Kelinn and Bauer – Snoopy unfortunately has had an upset stomach and has been throwing up and not feeling so well, and we didn’t want him to get anyone sick either. So he stayed home with my mom’s dog who we are babysitting right now.
We even managed a group shot which was hard with lots of other dogs trying to get in their business while they did their “stays.” I wasn’t paying much attention and overexposed the white dogs in the shot but it still looks nice!
After romping around the main part of the dog park for a while we went over to the lake where they have a dedicated dog dock. Jeni and Kelinn enjoyed wading in the mucky shallow water near the dock but the spaniels and Bauer were happy to jump in. Bauer has never been a big swimmer so his sudden interest in spending all his time swimming was a pleasant surprise.
After a good swim we went back to spend some more time running around and drying off. The dogs enjoyed playing ball, rolling around in the grass and met some HUGE Newfoundlands!
Everyone had a great time and was totally wiped out by the end of it. The fluffy crew is all passed out around the house now while Snoopy and my mom’s dog (Poppy) wonder why everyone is being so boring.