Playing “Fetch” in the Park

Mollie's still got my ball

Mollie’s still got my ball

I’ve been very brave and running around off the lead in the park every evening for the last three days. It all started when Mum met her friend walking her Old English Sheepdog puppy, Mollie, with her little mate Maggie. I was being a bit stroppy on the way up the street, as I didn’t really want to go very far. Just as we went past Mollie’s house, out they came and we all walked to the park together. I was happy to go further then, as I like Mollie a lot. She’s only eleven months old.  She’s a funny looking dog, because she’s had a haircut to keep her cool during the heatwave.

I had a good old run around the park with Mollie. She chased me out of the park, but I came back when Mum whistled me. Then another very big dog came along and I was a bit scared of him so I stayed close to Mum on the lead while Mollie went and chased about with him. I was very tired when I got back home, and I sure slept well that night. I hardly made any mess in my room.

The next day, we were quite late going to the park because it had been raining. I wanted to call for Mollie on the way to the park, but Mum said that as there was no car there she wouldn’t be able to come out with me. I still wanted to go to the park to see if there were any other dogs I could play with, but no-one came. Mum let me off the lead and kept walking around the park in different directions to see if I would follow her. Of course I did, or she might have gone off without me! I ran around for a while on my own, but it got a bit boring without anyone to chase. Mum said she would bring a ball next time.

Today Mum and I went to the park earlier because it looked like it was going to rain. I wanted to call for Mollie on the way again, but Mum said they had visitors because there was another car outside their house. I was quite eager again to get to the park to see if there were any more dogs to play with, but it was empty. Mum let me off the lead and then threw a ball on a rope for me to chase. We played “Fetch” quite a few times. Mum kept making me sit first before she threw the ball. I was being good and fetching the ball back to Mum. She was very pleased with me when I did it right, and said that I was a good girl.

I was just getting a bit tired when another very big dog came into the park. He was a bit scary so I dropped the ball and went and sat by Mum, until she put my lead back on. He didn’t stay long. I think his owners saw me and decided to go into the park across the brook instead. I lost interest in playing with the ball, but I had another good run around on my own when Mum let me off the lead again. Then it started to rain, so we went back home. I don’t like it when it rains. It means I have to stay indoors, as I don’t like getting my back wet.

Anyway, I think I like going to the park better than just walking sedately around the block like we do every morning. Roll on next time. 🙂

Tired and panting after my run around the park with Mollie

Tired and panting after my run around the park with Mollie

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