Sunday, March 01, 2009

A Stinky Dog Run and a Run at the Beach!

On Saturday after a week of rain we decided we would take Jazz and Dixie to an indoor dog run as the ground was still very wet out. Shin did a bit of a search on the internet and found one that looked ok about 50kms out of Tokyo so we headed out. The first thing we noticed when we got there was the smell of dog pee pee but decided to give it a go anyway. I lead Jazz and Dixie into a big shed with a fake grass floor and immediately Dixie was attacked by a chocolate lab. That made her very scared and edgy with other dogs there and thus she preferred to sit up on a bench or on my lap. Jazz was a bit more adventurous and went up to people for a pat but neither of them was interested in playing there at all. This happens in the Komazawa dog run too especially in summer when it gets particularly stinky so I think that Jazz and Dixie super noses are offended by the oder! They usually love the grassy clean dog runs we go to and can run around for ages but when it comes to concrete or fake grass they are not interested! The dog run was not far from the beach though so we headed down there for a bit of a run on the beach. It was quite cold but Jazz and Dixie were in their element, running and pulling me along behind them. I only wish I could have let them off the leash but with all those smells and that vast open space I am scared I would not get them back. I envy the Dughallmor Beagles who often run along the beach and always look like they are having such fun. Shin went off to Paris today for a week so its just the girls and I at home this week:(


Suzuki said...

It looks like you had much more fun at the beach :)
Big licks to you

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

Oh ya the beach is the best..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

The Army of Four said...

Is that the OCEAN!?!? How cool! That's tons better than a stinky dog run.
Is Dixie OK? I hope the Lab didn't hurt her!!!
Play bows,

Lorenza said...

Hi, girls!
So sorry about the stinky dog run. But I am sure you enjoyed a lot the beach!
Kisses and hugs

River said...

It would be so nice if we could all run along the beach together. Much better than a stinky dog run.

love & wags,

Amber-Mae said...

I'm not sure if I'd like fake grass too. I prefer real ones. That indoor park does look nice though. Poor Dixie. I hope the owner said sorry. The beach looked WAY more fun! Hope you girls enjoyed it better.

Butt sniffs,
Solid Gold Dancer

"Ice Pony Girl" said...

Love the pink!

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oh girls....your beach day looks fun too, we wish you could run on our beach with us, we'd have a riot! Don't like the sound of that stinky dog run though....blech!
Hope Dixie has recovered from her ordeal :o( Sorry we're so late with our comment....and thanks for the mention :o)
Slobbers xx

Ligaya T said...

Great blog! Which beach did you visit?