Well, we tried it! Poko and I went to the dog park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday! The dog park near our house is not very crowded, in fact, sometimes you’re the only one there, and waiting for someone to show up.
On Friday, Poko got his feet wet by playing with Gracie, a 1 year old shepard mix. She was a great introduction back to the dog park. We only stayed a short time, as I didn’t want Poko to over do it. But he got a chance to run a little, and to sniff a lot! A couple of huskies showed up just as we were leaving. All the meet and greets went well. Everyone was amazed at how mobile and active Poko was with only 3 legs.
Saturday we went back, and Poko got to play with Suede, a 1 year old Australian Shepard, and then we were joined by a golden retriever. Poko was trying to hump poor Suede, and would fall. It was really pathetic, and you could see Poko’s confusion. So, between my embarassment and Poko’s confusion, we didn’t stay too long then either.
Sunday Poko played with Trooper, a young German Shepard, and another black lab. After a while of running, the other lab got jealous over the ball, the Shepard came running to the rescue, bumping into Poko and then Poko started to growl. He hasn’t behaved like this before, so we wrapped it up, and headed home. All in all, it was good. Definetely true about getting tired quickly. We didn’t stay more than 15 minutes each time, and of that less than 5 minutes of running.
Last night, Poko fell in our yard, when trying to play fetch. He tried to turn quickly and landed flat on his side. He kind of laid there for a second, stunned, and then got up, wimpered a little. He came over to me without a problem, and was seemingly normal after that. Guess we still have a little ways to go before he’s completely used to being tri-pawd.
Next time I’m going to take pictures at the dog park…. and the hair is starting to grow back!
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