Sunday, March 08, 2009

Backpackin' at the Park

Yesterday was so nice that some of the Puppiemill decided to visit the City Park in town. For the first time, we tried out Bu's first backpack. It's designed to hold water that expels itself from a hose on the side of the pack, and, of course, the whole thing straps to the dog's back. Well, I guess I should have bought the more expensive one at the PetSmart, because this one slid down her side no matter how tight we strapped it to her.

Despite all this, Bulu was the example of good behavior. She walked on the leash like a champ, despite the many distractions of the very busy park.

Her friends, Mollie and Nina, on the other paw, were terrible. Neither of them are used to walking on a leash, so they did not appreciate walking around the track and not being able to wander around to see the sights and sniff the smells. Nina kept biting her leash to be let off of it and Mollie pulled me the entire way. We got about a quarter of the way around the track before we decided to call it quits and head back to the farm.
p.s. Despite their bad behavior at the park, the puppies handled another experience yesterday quite well. They all three had baths! Mollie was the best she's ever been in all her six years. She didn't try to claw her way out of the tub, which is her usual course of action. Nina actually came from the bedroom into the bathroom and climbed into the tub without leading. She usually gets in the tub by herself, but she has never actually voluntarily entered the bathroom without a hand on her collar. And Bulu got into the tub on her own for the first time ever. Yay puppies!
Thus starts another season of warm weather duties--Fighting the fleas!