Camino Real Park

Loki had his very first visit to the dog park today. We went to Camino Real Park in Ventura, CA. We felt like parents bringing in their child to the very first day of school. Entering those double gates, I anxiously wondered,
Would he come out of his shell?
Would he make friends?
Would he play with all of the other dogs?
The first thing Loki did was greet all of the humans! He loves attention.
He was pretty shy and timid at first with the other dogs, but after some time, he got around to sniffing the dogs. Finally, he felt comfortable with them and began running around like crazy. I guess he decided that it was his job to exercise all of the other dogs by giving chase. He kept going and going and going!

Look at Loki go!

After all of that running, you'd think that Loki would drink some water. Now, the dog park has a water fountain for the dogs, and all of the other dogs had no problems drinking from it. Loki, on the other hand, refused. What?! He's too good to drink out of a common pool of water mixed with dog drool? Maybe, we've spoiled him with the bottled water that he gets at home.

This little guy is definitely not camera shy. He (or she) came right up to me as soon as I pulled out my camera.

The only bad, terrible thing that happened at the dog park was I stepped in dog poop. Grr! Although I guess the probability of that happening is pretty high in a dog park. The problem isn't so much that the adults are not responsible pet owners, but rather that unless you are literally watching your dog every second, you wouldn't even know that your dog just pooped. It only takes a few seconds for a dog to poop and the adults are usually socializing amongst themselves.


Bonnie said...

I love all of those pictures! I'm so glad Loki has fun :)

Sushi's first dog pal at the park was also a Husky, and now they are the Basenji's - seems to be a trend!

Bonnie & Sushi

Vi said...

Ya know? I originally thought that it was a Husky too.

But when my best friend commented, she said it was a Malamute. And the more I think about it, the more I think she's right. That dog was a bit bigger than what Huskys are, and more closely matches pictures of Malamutes.

In any case, I didn't get a chance to talk to the owner to find out its real breed.

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