I had dinner meetings this week so wasn’t able to get to the parks when most folks roll in - after work, towards evening. I gambled anyway and showed up at Shuffletown Dog Park near Charlotte, NC mid-afternoon.
What my visit lacked in volume was made up in personality by my ONE subject - Murphy. A chocolate lab-great dane mix. Two years old. Full of fun and energy and very good manners. I had a wonderful visit with his human who told me how, at less than a year old, Murphy ended up with a very serious intestinal obstruction and a subsequent expensive surgery.
Of course this back story makes watching Murphy and his human enjoying a lazy spring afternoon all the more rewarding to witness and grateful to share.
Thanks for taking the time to talk to me. It was a joy following your boy around the park. Don’t forget to come over to the Facebook page so I can get you a print of Murphy!