FitDog Friday #10 – It’s a Beautiful Week in the Neighborhood


I’ve written before how the dog(s) are included in the majority of my activities for mental stimulation and socialization and because I like having them around. This week we:
Went to the park because I wanted to get some shots of the dogs against the fall foliage.  

We had an encounter with an off-leash dog in the park that almost ended badly. An ill-mannered cyclist had his Lab off-leash and the dog almost knocked me and the dogs over. Me falling on the dogs = not pretty.I tell myself that they (people who allow their dogs to roam rampant) will get their comeuppance one day and come back in the next life as reactive dogs. Or cicadas.

This is the best photo I managed to get of Onyxx. The leaves fascinated him and he refused to cooperate for photos.

On the way back, we ran into a boot camp in the park. No doga though. Mr. N was not impressed.

The pups also accompanied me to a trip to SCRAP, an arts supply store that sells reused arts and craft materials. I picked up some stuff for their Halloween costumes. Onyxx was very good and didn’t make a peep or stir from the cart. As for Mr. N…  

The boys continued their regular routine of chase and wrestle and added a new routine of tug. They both love that toy. Plus it has six legs so more things to put in their mouths. Can anyone guess what it is?

We had some people over to carve pumpkins and Onyxx supervised.

Aside from that, Onyxx met some children who came over and helped work on his socialization. Mr. N likes children if they give him treats. Sometimes the children try to eat his treats!

As well as a Halloween party for humans. Onyxx did very well and ignored the children running around and the treat tables (of course if he could reach that would be a different story).

We also had a play date with She Speaks Bark and her dog Scooter. We were horrible bloggers though and completely forgot to take pictures. Next time!

This weekend: Onyxx goes to Petsmart for adoption day. Possibly a Halloween party at a pet store if time allows.

What have you and your dogs been up to this week? Any fun weekend plans?




24 Responses

  1. Golden Woofs! SUGAR

    October 25, 2013 1:08 pm

    The bootcamp ladies should be working out … The fall leaves on the ground can be very distracting. That's great that the craft store allows dogs. Can't wait to see your Hal costumes. Happy Friday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  2. SlimDoggy

    October 25, 2013 1:22 pm

    Good week Mr. N. Glad to see Onyxx having so much fun with you. I agree with you about the off leash dogs…cicadas – I like it. Thanks for joining the Hop and sharing your adventures.

  3. Nailah Bone

    October 25, 2013 1:50 pm

    People that let their dogs walk off leash are the worst. We are having a lot of problems with that in my neighborhood right now and it's driving us crazy. Glad everyone was okay, love the pics 🙂

  4. Jackie Bouchard

    October 25, 2013 8:01 pm

    Not sure what that six-legged toy is – a tick? I don't know how many legs ticks have, but I saw a stuffed tick at the store – part of a promo display I think. Great fall photos! Hope Onyx's adoption event goes well! I have a writing class this weekend and Rita has training, so we'll be busy busy!

  5. Janet Keefe

    October 27, 2013 1:47 pm

    What a great week, with lots of fun fall activities! We encountered an off leash dog on the trail last week too…..I thought the woman was holding her dog, next thing I know big black lab is running at us. My little beagle Cricket was NOT impressed and let them know.
    Our week hasn't been great weather-wise, and I've been busy with obligations, but we hope to get out for some walks and fetch playing today!
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets


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