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Dogs Everywhere

September 10, 2016

Every month Robin invites all of her friends over and they sit around in her shop or outside and do stuff with yarn. She calls it Spinners Day Out. There is a Spinners Night Out too. Today was another one of those days but she told people that they could bring their dogs. It was kind of crazy at first. People showed up with dogs and us dogs in the yard started barking because…well, just because. And the puppies next door were barking. So Robin brought the puppies into our yard so we could all bark together. A couple of people didn’t bring dogs but there were enough extras of us to go around.

It was kind of crazy at first with all the dogs sniffing and getting their people all tangled up in leashes. Robin took over a bench with the three of us. One of her friends had the puppies on leashes.

c-fiber-18They are just learning about leashes but I must say that they behaved very well.


Just like at the regular Spinners Day Out, Robin made cookies.

Eventually most of the dogs settled down and some of the people did some of the work they brought.


This is  Shoshi. She is a Golden Doodle. That means one of her parents is a poodle and one is a golden retriever. She is very hairy but a very nice color. Oh, and her person is Connie.c-fiber-3

This is Bingo and his person said he is part Dalmatian and part Border Collie. He doesn’t look like me though.c-fiber-4

His person, Mimi, brought a blanket for him, but he didn’t fit on it.


This is Fiona. I knew her already because she comes and stays in our yard sometimes. One of her parents is a Border Collie and she is the same color as Ginny and me.


Olive is a Flat-coated Retriever and she is still kind of a puppy. She is very good at sneaking treats and fiber and is so fast in doing it that she kept catching the people by surprise.c-fiber-7

Princess Lotus Blossom was the smallest dog here except for our puppies. She is a partly a Rough-coated Russell and she stayed out of trouble most of the time.


Mick is an Australian Shepherd who lives in Davis. He’s about the same age as me. I think Fiona is too.

After all the dogs got here Robin said it was time to go Across the Road. She hasn’t taken me over there for a long time but she said I could go this time. c-fiber-8

First the people had to walk up the main road and make sure that we stayed out of the way of trucks.c-fiber-9

Once we were on the dirt road Robin took the leashes off of us and some of the other dogs got to be off the leash too. This was our puppies’ first trip this far Across the Road. Robin says that they were encouraged to go there because they wanted to be part of the big pack of dogs. c-fiber-10

Robin wanted to take a picture of all of us but it didn’t work very well. This is the best one of all the other dogs but Maggie isn’t in it.


Now Ginny and Maggie are missing.


She finally got all of us in the picture (sort of) but now the other dogs don’t want to be still.


I was glad to be able to get in the water. It feels cool and my hips don’t hurt as much when I walk in it.

c-fiber-13Olive really likes the water…so much that she puts her whole head under the water.


She has very good shake style.



Like usual, I mainly wanted to chase Ginny who was chasing The Toy. It was hard to get back home because my hips hurt a lot and I had to keep sitting down. (Robin took me to the doctor this week and I just started a new medicine, so maybe it will get better.) When we got back home the people had lunch and worked on their projects. Us dogs were supposed to lie around quietly.


That doesn’t work for everyone.


By the way, notice that Maggie has a chain instead of a leash. Robin had her tied to the chair for a few minutes and wasn’t paying attention and Ginny started to chew through the leash. That is what she used to do when she first came here.c-fiber-22

That’s Sawyer and Finn again. I think they had a good time seeing all these other dogs.  I’ll invite them all over again if it means that I get to go Across the Road.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Connie t permalink
    September 10, 2016 8:15 pm

    I’m a sucker for these musings

  2. cindiknits permalink
    September 11, 2016 3:13 am

    Thanks for sharing such great reporting and pictures with us! I wish Lucy and I could have been there.

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