Nature of park: Fenced Off Leash
Open to the Public
Location: Columbia, MO
Enrichment: WATER!!!! A huge lake to swim in.
Areas: Three technically. One all dog area, one small dog area w/ water access, and one lake side area. *They usually have the all dog and lake access area open together.
Surface: mainly dirt & sand
Human Comfort: Quiet a few benches, some cool looking chairs and picnic benches all around the park.
We went to a bunch of parks this weekend on a LONG drive. They were all fun, and Ossian loves peeing in new places. My favorite place was a park with a lot of water (Big Walnut Dog Park in Columbus, OH). We went in the dark and there were other dogs there to run with, swim, and chase. They were a lot of fun, and I got really tired there! Mommy and Daddy took us back to the bed to sleep, then we went back to the park when we got up. This time, there were no other dogs there, but I spotted birds first thing. Daddy was driving, and there were birds. We stopped, and there were birds. We went in the park, and I chased the birds. Then, we went to the water, and there were ducks, so I REALLY chased them. Mommy and Daddy kept yelling for me, but I was on a mission. I swam and swam and swam, and brother even came out there, but no luck. Ducks don’t look fast, but they are. Oh well. Next time, I’ll get them, because I’m an awesome swimmer. I WILL GET DUCKS!
I love VIENNA SAUSAGE! Yeah, I went swimming and played with other dogs, but the BEST part of the day was Vienna sausage. These two women I normally would not have paid attention to gave me the best stuff ever. I had to keep going over there to get more Vienna sausages. Momma and Daddy probably got mad that I kept sneaking off, but have they tried this stuff??? WHY DON’T I GET THAT MORE OFTEN? Swimming and chasing dogs was fun too, but two words: Vienna sausage.
Today, we rode in the car a long time. Mommy and Daddy got breakfast and I got some! Me like sausage biscuit! We went to this place (“The Beach” waterpark in Cincinnati) and got to swim in the big pool with LOTS of dogs. I love water, I love swimming, I don’t like dogs bigger than me who think they can take me. If I see one, I’m getting’ him! Sometimes, it doesn’t work out too well….let’s just say I’m not messing with that Great Dane again.
What I don’t like is Mommy and Daddy eating lunch right in front of me. I need food, too! I swam, then went back to Mommy’s beach chair, took a nap, swam, took a nap, and slept all the way home. Fun, fun day!
* Mommy and Daddy’s note: People that do not want their dogs to interact with other dogs should NOT bring their dogs to a place for such purposes. One lady got mad that Ossian came up and sniffed her dogs (he was not aggressive AT ALL) and pushed him away. My dogs are well-behaved, socialized, and can be out in public. If you don’t think yours can, then leave your dogs at home, and please stay there with them! Some people just don’t get it!