at the off leash park..can i rant a little? there are certain people that just don't get it..when you let your dog chase after everybody's ball..no one can do anything..and then you have to chase that dog down to get your ball back while the owner sits on their can watching the show. Many people are working their dogs at the same time on the beach, and most dogs are very polite about whose toy is whose. Geez..my friend had a friend's dog with her that is way overweight, but doing much better. He took a real liking to my dog's toy so we were trying to toss it a few feet in the water, a little more each time, but oh no..here comes trouble for the one millionth time. Finally i took hold of the manners offender and just held on to the dog while my friend's dog actually waddled out there a few times building up confidence with each retrieve. then and only then did the owner think it was time to go..guess they didn't like me confining their dog after that two big mastiffs came down and decided that Victor looked a little like prey. Now he usually can outrun anything coming and going but these brutes were pinning him between him and i saw him getting actually afraid so sigh...we had to leave. We spent quite a bit of time up in the grassland area where there were lots of things to sniff run after, and dogs with decent manners to play with. My friend made me another movie, but i don't have the disc yet to edit (i am going to attempt this time) so that was our week's outing. I am afraid Mary's days of the dog park are closing. She limped badly when we got home and had to have a bit of help out of the car. We are all beat. Since there was some energetic rolling by all parties of our pack (my friend had four with her ) we got the glory of washing all six when we got home. Maybe i am glad i only do this once a week instead of daily.