Saturday, January 28, 2012

Opening day

One hundred ninety-nine years ago today a novel called Pride and Prejudice written "by a lady" was published. 
But today is about the park inspired by Jasper, the Jack Russell terrier who needed a place to run.

This morning the entry path looked like this--

and the park looked like this.

Then people and dogs began checking in and getting their KDOG stickers.

They listened to speeches (some more interested than others.)
They waited.

The mayor cut the ribbon and everyone started filing in.

There would be four Airedales today plus that Wolfhound on the right.

People and dogs spread out, waiting for the signal to unleash.
And they're off!

                                      The Airedales found each other. That's Miro in the middle. Being an elderly lady of much dignity and less enthusiasm about strangers, Alanis stayed home today.

Where's Miro?

Waiting for the next trip to the park.


  1. So many happy tails...congrats to all who worked so hard to 'make it happen'! Enjoy! xo

  2. This is wonderful. We LOVE our dog park and wish wonderful ones for everyone. Congratulations on such a great place.

  3. Congrats on your opening day! Airedales always find each other..:D
    Glad to see Miro had a good time and a good workout! Rest up sweetie, tomorrow is Sunday!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  4. Wow! The new dog park looks great! Miro looked qite happy to meet some new friends. Looks like he was pretty woreout from his big day which is always good for us Mommas! :)

  5. That dog park is beautiful! I'd love to have one like that around our area!

    ♥yuki and rocket

  6. Congratulations on the dog park!
    Looks like Miro had a brillo paws fun time.
    Fab to see so many owners and dogs enjoying themselves.
    Big Nose Pokes
    The Thugletsx

  7. Looks like a great park. Glad you had so much fun Miro.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  8. HOORAY!!! I'm so excited to see the dog park is officially open. What a great accomplishment. Thank you, and to everyone else who gave so much hard work and time to making the dream come true! :)

  9. What super fun!

    Stop on by for a visit

  10. Fantastic! What a PAWsome park!

  11. Congratulations on the new park, looks terrific! Baroooo! Nothing like running off leash w/ our buddies in a safe place!

  12. How fun! Savannah would love to romp at a place like that. I can see many more happy times spent at that dog park for you and your dales.

  13. Thanks, everybody, for your good wishes; they make me very happy. It was joyous to see all the dogs playing and getting along well.

  14. We have an awesome dog park about 10 minutes drive from our home. Archie is just about in heaven when we go there. Thankfully, I've met mostly good dog-parents there, but I am waiting for the bad ones... i've heard horror stories. Enjoy the dog park!