I took Tessa to Barkingham Park in Reedy Creek Park. It’s a great dog park with lots of trees so during this brutally hot summer we can still get the girl some exercise. It takes about 35 minutes to drive to the park in north Charlotte from our home in south Charlotte. There were a lot of nice dogs there and Tessa got to meet a full grown Irish Wolfhound, something you don’t get to do every day. He was not a huge one, but he was formidable all the same. Of course, Tessa did not see his as intimidating, and followed him around trying to get a sniff of his low hanging testicles. He glanced over his shoulder at her once and I have to admit, if he got pissed I don’t think I would have much chance of pulling him off Tessa.
We won’t get up to Barkingham Park very often since it’s farther from us than any of the other Charlotte dog parks we have been to, but I will try to get up there once a month or so for a little variety. It’s not the variety in parks I look for as much as a variety of dogs. You tend to see the same dogs at the same parks day after day, and if you go to any of them often enough either there will be an annoying dog or, more likely, an annoying dog owner that you can only take so many times per week.
Hope it cools off a little pretty soon. The heat index is over 100 again today. Even though I am getting to be an old fart, I handle the heat better than my furry little companion. I say little, but she is 46 lbs now and just turned 9 months old.
Try to get out with your dog, but wait till the sun dips down in the sky a bit.