Hi everyone! We're home! Mo was invited for a doggy playdate today.
He raced down our six-lane, 45 mph road at rush hour with me in pursuit, cars swerving and honking. I was so frightened. He ran about a half mile, almost to the back entrance of the dog park. He stopped finally, heard me calling him. Yes he came back, but in the road still. No more outing treats for Mo.
I ordered a no-escape harness for him. It came today. He's so chubby that the Large won't close over his belly. [vet says his weight is fine, he's just a big boy.]
So my friend was kind enough to invite us over to her home so Mo could play in her luxurious grass.
This is her big dog, an exotic, to me anyway, Louisiana Leopard Dog.
He is dark brindle brown with slightly lighter spots, very unusual coat. Oscar doesn't much like Mo, but he was a tolerant host.
And this is Brutus, my friend's grand-dog. Brutus is a teeny tiny, elderly but spry Maltese terrier. He's too elegant to play or run but Mo enjoyed making friends.
Mo especially loves the back wall with its rows of pines and hosta and mulch. He thinks he is a little lion dog. And we desperately hoped the fence has no holes. It was just redone after H.Sandy so it's sturdy and I think maybe 8 feet high.
Even Mo can't jump over that fence.
Here's Mo investigating the garden shed.
And checking out the little Buddha in the corner. I was so pleased he didn't lift his leg there.
Poor Oscar requires a muzzle and constant vigilance, so we couldn't sit and sip our ice tea like playground moms do. Too bad.
But Mo had a good run and maybe he'll get invited back someday.
Sunflowers from other friends' garden, aren't they the BEST!? This was just one seed package, ''assorted hybrids." From Burpee I think. Wow.
gone to the beach....