Saturday, December 3, 2011

Support for the dog park

Miro and I and fellow volunteer Wendy spent this morning at the Kirkland Petco store talking up the new dog park that will open in the new year. The Petco Foundation is the park's biggest donor, with the local store helping out by giving us table space. We were right next to a small-dog adoption event.
There were little dogs in pens, little dogs barking and squeaking, little dogs patrolling the aisles on leash....

Wendy volunteers for Greyhound Rescue and has two greyhounds but she likes little dogs, too.

She tried to put a Santa hat on Miro for a photo but he wriggled so much that this was as far as we got. He's just not a hat guy.

He did work hard to represent the kind of active dog that will enjoy an off-leash dog park.

Our table wasn't far from Creatures of Interest.
The ferrets tumbled over each other in play, then settled for a nap. Miro sniffed around their plexi-glass enclosure but seemed to know they were off-limits.
This is an adult guinea pig. The ears of the babies stand upright. They're the ultimate in cuteness at any age.

We raised a few dollars and gathered a few signatures for the  KDOG mailing list. Funny thing, though. People didn't seem enthusiastic about coming out to help spread groundcover at the park next week.
Socializing is such hard work.


  1. Our dog Maggie would be 'Very' interested in the little creatures and I'm afraid would not be as well behaved as your Milo! - It is funny that when the hard work begins the workers are few..Hmmm.

  2. Good for you for not allowing that hat on your head, Miro! Next it would be the antlers!

    Love ya lots,
    Maggie and Mitch

  3. Miro, you are a great example of a great Airedale. We hope you get all the signatures you need. Mommy's dream is to buy up all the free land in the area that is for sale and put in dog parks. Alas, she doesn't have that kind of money.


  4. I would help spread ground cover... of the organic kind! Congrats on the future new dog park!

  5. I am so excited that the dog park will be a reality in the new year!

    Yes indeed, Miro, socializing is very tiring! :)

  6. Oohh I love ferrets! Yay for the dog park
    Kisses and Tail Wags,
    Dachshund Nola

  7. Miro well done on helping with the dog park project. we don't like wearing santa hats either!lol

    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  8. Dog parks are great. I support them whenever there's an option to. Considering the array of other things that could be put up wherever they are they make a great option for any public area.

  9. Miro-
    Great job of spreading the word and the mulch for your dog park :)

    And even better job for not trying to eat the hamsters....:D

    Wyatt and Stanzie