Gracie here! Moms got sinus issues so while she’s drugged up on sinus meds I stole her laptop!
I wanted to tell you about the horrible experience I had at the park. We had gone a few Saturdays ago and the first thing we noticed when we drove up was that there were lots of dogs in the park! YAY! Lots of dogs to play with! We usually go during the week and we never see anydoggy. But they were so nice, they lined up at the fence as we came up to greet us. We went into the first enclosure and Mom took our leashes off, then she opened the next gate and all the dogs came rushing to greet us. Mom was a little worried about Henri since he likes to bark and growl at all the dogs we see on our walks but he was jumping around with all the dogs and was having a good time. A couple dogs came up to sniff me, no problem, they probably smelled my royalty, then they went back in to play.
Except one big black shepherd. I don’t know what his name was but he was real big and he barked at me and growled. His mom said he was just a year old and wanted to play. I don’t know what kind of play he was use to but he was just too rough for my taste! He backed me against the gate and then when I got away I had to hide behind everyones legs because he WOULDN’T LEAVE ME ALONE!
He chased and growled at me and Mom tried to distract me but its hard to chase after a ball when a dog 3 times my size keeps cutting me off and growling at me! I was so tired running from him and hiding behind Mom I just wanted to go home. It was not fun! Finally Mom and Henri (who is just running around having a jolly time with everyone) and Steffi and I moved to the back of the park were we all played ball. The big dog stayed away but others came to say hello and we all played together. I think we had the best Mom there because she had treats in her pocket and shared them with our new friends. I started to feel better.
Then some more dogs showed up, two little maltese’s named Mickey and Minnie and a golden retriever but we didn’t get his name. We all lined up to greet them but sure enough the big shepherd caught sight of me and began to terrorize me again! I was so afraid, he backed me up to the fence and I barked LEAVE ME ALONE but he wouldn’t. Then my knight in shining armor, Henri, got between us and started barking and growling at him to leave me alone. I couldn’t believe it! Henri is smaller than me and he chased the big dog off. I was so relieved! The big dog ran off and started to play with the golden so we took the chance and headed for the back of the park again to play.
After a while I guess the golden got tired of the shepherd cause he came back and played with us, he liked to chase the ball too! But I think you can guess what happened. The big shepherd came back to where we were playing and the golden took off. The big dog stayed with us and started taunting me again just because I didn’t want to play with him.
But you know what? I was ready for him, if Henri could chase him off so could I…but for some reason he wasn’t afraid of me 😦
He barked and growled and snapped at me but I gave it right back to him! I was ready to fight him if I had too, even though he was so much bigger. I kept going for his legs! Mom was right there, but I could feel her getting nervous. She kept giving me her sharp, short and loud, HEY, which means you get over here right now! And every time I did, but the big dog followed me! Mom looked for the other dogs mom and she was over sitting on a bench talking to Mickey and Minnie’s mom. Finally she heard all the commotion and came over and yelled for her dog, and you know what the dog did? Ignored her! That’s right, that’s when Mom got really nervous because if we got into it that dog wasn’t listening to anyone! The lady had to grab his collar and pull him away. The golden came back and we played some more but Mom and I kept an eye out for the big shepherd. We were both tired of his nonsense! Eventually we left. Overall, it was fun but I did not like that dog at all! Nobody pushes a Princess around! Mom was especially proud of Henri helping me when the big dog was harassing me!
A few days later we went in the early evening and there were two dogs there, Barkley and Rosie! Barkley was big and at first tried to be pushy but when I barked for him to back off he did. Then we all played together and had a lot of fun! Henri, Rosie and I chased Barkley all over the park! We had a ton of fun. Mom was talking to Barkley and Rosie’s dad and he told her he knows who the big shepherd dog is and that he is pushy and loud but has never gotten into a fight with anyone. That’s nice to know.
After all that stress I needed a……