Rex and Buster are house brothers who share the same color markings yet very different personalities. Although both are insatiably sweet and eager to please and recieve love, Rex is an older fellow who enjoys his walks merely for the sake of walking, sniffing and possibly meeting up with another 4 legged friends out at the park. Buster on the other hand must be sneaking Red bulls for breakfast because at half the weight of Rex plus a DOUBLE rear leg surgical procedure to correct his Hip Dysplasia, HE is the one who pulls Rex and I up the sometimes looming hills of his El Dorado home trails to get us to the top and off to the park!
When we reach the park it is Ball time for Buster and lounging/sniff time for Rex. Buster could and will play ball until you make him stop for a breather and some water. Rex although is much more interested in other dogs and their owners when they come into the park or walk by where as Buster has only tunnel vision for his neon orange ball. In our adventure we have found a group that meets at the park every weekday night at 7 and I have been trying to make sure we get out to that because Rex really enjoys the company and Buster just has more opportunity to chase more balls!
The last 4 days have been rough as temperatures have reached 108 and even when I wake up at 4am to get to them by 5 am it has been 80* and bad air quality. I am determined to get them out this saturday to Folsom's Dog park to expend any built up energy that has accumulated in these hot days past.
WE MADE IT! Folsom Dog park is Great if you live close by. It has a separate large and small dog area and we were not in the small dog area but I can say that the large dog side is amazing. 3 separate pools, buckets for fresh water and a hose if your pups like to drink from hoses. It has a covered picnic area and then a large open run area. The front park is mostly dirt but it is soft and good for running (note to reader, avoid open toe shoe choices or flip flops) and then further back it has large grassy area. Due to the residential closeness to the Lexington Hills Community and other homes this park opens at 7am for courtesy to the neighborhood. We encountered only good dogs and owners there. Many Danes and a Mastiff. I think Rex was surprised to see dogs bigger than him. A Dane was trying to engage Rex in play and his paw landed right on Rex's head and I had to laugh when Rex gave him a look like- WHOA is your paw on my head dude, you are HUGE- It was great to see Rex here because he really engaged in play and it was a new, frisker side of him that was nice to see. Buster made friends with an agility dog who made him really work for his ball. We didn't get the other dogs name but he made a great playmate for Buster! The boys' family is scheduled back in from vacation tomorrow and I know they will be so happy to see the boys as the boys will be very happy to see them back home. In speaking with their mom I am happy to say I will be staying on at least one day a week with the boys even when they return and I am thrilled! They are typically my first clients of the day and seeing Buster's energy at 5am always puts me on a good track to my own day!
I've been back up playing with these two awesome guys a few time this week and I am spending the weekend with them while mom and dad are out of town for Dad's SURPRISE b-day. Right now in El Dorado Hills there is plenty of snow left from our cold front and Buster LOVES it! Rex is not fond of this new found white and cold "stuff" on his paws.
Bedtime- how funny! After being told Rex more than likely would not sleep on the bed and he'd be down stairs that guy was snuggled in like my best friend while Buster kept my feet warm all night!!
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Fri, July 17, 2009
by Heather Badin filed under