So after getting home we began to set up a few new "items" for the doggy play area. I scrubbed out the girls old sandbox & the puppy pool (with the help of my darling Ivy), and got them all set up in preparation of our second round of socialization - the dog meet up group I've organized. The hubster & Ivy had gone shopping yesterday & got some bones to burry in the sand along with a Halti for our big dog. I don't want him to miss out on the socialization since he loves to play & walk yet he is a puller. Being as I was planning on walking 5 or 6 dogs I just couldn't deal with the pulling & the head harness works WONDERS for pulling...
So 2pm rolls around & the majority of the folks who I'd expected didn't show up. Being as it was a yucky morning (and had JUST started to clear off) I wasn't surprised but between the 6 dogs I had, my mom & her Golden & my step mom & her Basset Hound - we had quite a gang! It, as it always is, was a noisey start. But my crew quickly got into their traveling mode & blended right into the rest of the pack just fine. They have only seen Holly a couple times so to them, she was a new dog which really is the most important thing. And Sadie - while they see (and bark at) her every day - they aren't generally in a "pack" with her. So I think we accomplished something!
After walking 2 miles (and passing 1 strange dog with out *too* much trouble I may add!) we came home to a little play time in the new sand box & poll. I didn't get any photos from our "meet up" but I did take a bit of a video of the pups playing in their makeshift beach. ;o)
Oh & I will add - ZERO aggressive "confrontations" between Milo & Lacie. WHOOP WHOOP!! Actually, Milo was the first to initiate play with Lacie. He was unsuccessful as Lacie still doesn't go there but at least there is peace between them all & I can breath easy.