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November 4, 2019 / philosophermouseofthehedge

No muddy paws today

Dog looking up questioningly. (© image: copyrighted , no permissions granted, all rights reserved)

What’s going on? Well (and that’s a deep whole), the weather is mild and I’m feeling wild. I, Molly Malamute, woo-ed enough to convince Staff a good romp was the best idea ever. Come along and run with me and some of my friends. (© image)

Three dog friends (© image: copyrighted, all rights reserved, NO permissions granted)

What are we laughing about? A recent police chase of suspects through a neighborhood with the escaping vehicle followed by a police car followed close behind by a large neighborhood dog who wanted in on the action. Talk about demonstrating skills in hopes of getting a job nibble.(© image)

Dogs running. (© image: copyrighted, all rights reserved, NO permissions granted)

Tennis ball? Did some one say tennis ball? Not that I, a sled dog really care, but participating in group games is a bonding activity…besides all the others are just so impressed by my social kindness when I always let someone else catch the ball…works for me! Oh, besides as you follow along, you can see our lovely fenced field with salt water pool surrounded by the pampered pooches’ private boarding rooms with pool side views. I don’t stay here, but since the artificial grass was installed, my staff is convinced this is a great place to play after days and days of rain – and no muddy paws ever! (© image)

Two dogs swimming. (© image: copyrighted, all rights reserved, No permissions granted )

What? It can’t be time to go already? Just getting into the swim of things. We were working on a synchronized dog paddle routine.(© image)

Smiling dog. (© image: copyrighted, No permissions granted, all rights reserved)

Oh, OK, pack supervisor. The sooner I leave, the sooner I can come back. No need to clip on a lead, I know the way. My staff and car are waiting. Paw waves! (© image)





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  1. Kate Crimmins / Nov 4 2019 4:09 pm

    Great pictures of Molly! Glad she has a safe and mudless place to romp!


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 4 2019 5:40 pm

      This lovely pet resort caters to large dogs with multiple fields – one with pool, one with splash pad and one with just run room. Molly is dwarfed by some of the Great Danes (but the German Shepherds – some being fostered by GS rescue – and like colored dogs lope along with the giants). If we ever had to board Molly, it would be here, so it’s good for her to drop in and play so everyone gets to know her and she’s comfortable…actually she’s more than comfortable…Best of all, she stays clean as well as tired. (mild now but wet chilly weather headed this way. RC Cat just sniffs, “So? what’s the big deal?” from her now heated window pad. Hope your cat pack is enjoying their porch with some sun. Winter is coming. Thanks for chilling out here a bit

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      • Kate Crimmins / Nov 5 2019 5:47 am

        Not much porch time for the cats now. They are a bit prissy (you know…cats) but they go out after dinner for anywhere between 5 minutes and a half hour. Maybe.


  2. shoreacres / Nov 4 2019 5:39 pm

    Heck — I’d be happy to go play in that place. It looks wonderful, and that turf is the best idea ever. Those are great photos of Molly, too. She’s such a good-looking dog. Can you just leave her there for a time and go do your thing, then pick her up? What a world.


    • philosophermouseofthehedge / Nov 4 2019 5:56 pm

      Fancy resort, right? It’s really a great affordable place offering half day, full day play as well as boarding- owned by a GS fan with great staff (who all adore Molly…she has a way of endearing herself with that soft stuffed animal coat) They found out last spring that our rainy weather combined with large dog paws creates big mud wallows and swamp water in the pool. So she upgraded the fields. That artificial grass actually came from a college football field – who knew there was an established market place for used turf from stadiums?
      Lots of German Shepherd and very large dogs (biggest Great Danes I’ve ever seen) – a really nice group of regulars dropped off by owners on their way to work. (although Molly is only there occasionally when cool and not raining.) They even have an big indoor area so we don’t have to worry if the weather turns bad – the whole place is catering to big dogs. We really want then to succeed. Pet businesses that are safe and secure run by competent people do well these days…Molly has a social life, but we still draw the line at dog costumes HaHa. Thanks for wandering these stomping grounds

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  3. Anne Mehrling / Nov 4 2019 6:19 pm

    What a lovely romp! That pool is marvelous, and I’m so glad you included photos.


  4. easyweimaraner / Nov 5 2019 12:12 am

    wow how great that you can even take a bath… we get ours from above, it rains the whole day and the whole night…


  5. marina kanavaki / Nov 5 2019 1:59 am

    Ohhhh…. Hera just saw these and she’s nagging me to take her to a place like that!!!! Unlike you, we return with muddy paws for the past couple of days…😱! Great to see you having fun! Tail wags to Molly! 🐾😉


  6. Ally Bean / Nov 5 2019 7:34 am

    That’s a doozy of a pet resort. I should be so lucky to spend time anywhere that lush! What fun, eh?


  7. Curt Mekemson / Nov 5 2019 8:26 am

    Wow, that is the dog park of all dog parks. No wonder Molly is so entranced with it. I did so want to see synchronized dog paddling, however. My first-ever swimming lessons were from my Cocker Spaniel, Tickle, who taught me how to dog paddle. –Curt


  8. RKLikesReeses / Nov 19 2019 10:48 am

    Molly!!! Marvelous Molly!! What a star! How wonderful that she’s visited such a super-duper place. Buddies, a lawn, a pool, servants, dandy digs, sports equipment – WOW!!!
    LOL re “well” – I used to work with a guy who, EVERY TIME someone (including him) said the word “well,” would say “That’s deep subject!” Thank you for the “deep whole.”


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