Friday, September 27, 2013

theme thursday: out

(Apparently when I hit publish on this last night, it didn't work. Oops.)

One thing that's a slight bummer about our new house is that the backyard isn't fenced in, so whenever Ollie goes outside, he has to be on a leash or a tether.  That's why, ever since we noticed that our neighborhood has one, we've been meaning to take him to the dog park.  But what with moving in, starting new jobs, etc, we hadn't gotten around to it... until this week.

This is how we got there. It's less than a mile from our house, so I thought it would be nice to walk there.  And it was... kind of.  I knew it would be tricky (read: impossible) to steer a double stroller while holding Ollie's leash in one hand, because he has a death wish and tries to leap out in front of cars as they pass by.  So I attached his leash to the front of the stroller with this gigantic carabiner I was given as a baby shower gift (it's stamped with the hilarious name "The Mommy Hook ").  It actually worked out decently well -- Ollie tugs so hard on the leash that at times he was pulling the whole weight of the stroller, which was awesome for me. (Mush!!)  But he still tried to jump in front of cars.  So that was less awesome.  But at least I could steer with both hands.

The dog park was fun, though.  He made a doggy friend, rolled in the mud until he was unbelievably filthy, and played fetch to his heart's content.  What could be better, right?

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