I took the dogs to a nearby dog park today.
And by "nearby" I mean a 30-minute drive to the next county. Totally worth the drive, though. Even with a hound dog breathing down my neck.
Ladybug and Gunnar ran and ran and ran and played and ran with, at one point, four other dogs - all of them of the designer "doodle" breed, like Labradoodle and Goldendoodle. Gorgeous dogs. Big dogs. I kinda' felt like I had the misfits of the bunch, but Ladybug was so well-behaved and Gunnar charmed the other dogs' people with his handsomeness.
Enough dogs and people came and went that my dogs stayed busy and happy for a good hour and a half. When I got them back in the truck their typical roles were reversed as Gunnar was pooped out and ready for a nap, but Ladybug was uber excited and still bouncing all over the place.
"Mom. Make her stop."
Here I think Gunnar has actually fallen asleep on Bug's backside.
Look at that smile!
"Are we home yet? Huh? Huh? Huh?"
And poor Gunnar finally gave up and sacked out.
We're all gonna' sleep good tonight!