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ramanth
06-16-2005, 09:30 AM
I would like to throw a little shindig at the Orion Oaks Bark Park.

It's officially titled as Kia's Birthday Party because "Kim's Belated Birthday, Kia's Early Birthday, & Andy & Kimmy's Engagement" Party is just too long. ;) :D

It'll be the weekend of June 25-26th. So, what I would like to know is what day works best for most people.

:)

I appologize for this being so last minute. It's been hectic around here.

Either way, we hope you can make it!

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/ramanth/misc%20images/dp13.jpg

Cincy'sMom
06-16-2005, 09:48 AM
I'll talk to Ralph and see what he thinks, but I am guessing Sunday may be better. He and his dad usally work on the basement on Saturdays, and our dance show is Thursday and Friday night. We usually have the Friday night cast party, and people don't leave much before sun-up!!

anna_66
06-16-2005, 09:54 AM
Well I'll be finding out tomorrow what my schedule is for next week so I'm not sure if I'll be working both days or not (I'm always scheduled Saturday). I'll let you know!

cyber-sibes
06-16-2005, 09:58 AM
Hi! We would love to come, hopefully Sunday would work for me. I'm already scheduled to work on Sat. the 25th. The next week's schedule STILL hasn't been posted, but I will try to be off on Sunday. I should know in the next day or two.

finn's mom
06-16-2005, 09:59 AM
Happy Birthday to Kia (and, to Kim! and, congrats on the engagement, too!)! If I could afford it, I'd go, just so I could say I've been to Michigan! :) :) I hope lots of folks can make it to the celebration!

Cinder & Smoke
06-16-2005, 10:01 AM
:cool:

June 25/26 is 9 or 10 days away ... weekend AFTER this coming one.

Either day OK - Sunday prolly the better one for us.

Point to Note:

We have "our" Pavilion #7 at Findlay reserved for the weekend (Sunday)
after Kia's Party - the Sunday (July 3rd) of the 4th of July weekend ...

Are there going to be enough folks who will come to both events??
The Orion Dog Park is a BEAUTIFUL Place -
complete with a great *Swimmin Hole* for the Dawggies!!

If we need to choose only one event -
let's go to Michigan and cancel the July 3rd Gathurin at Findlay.

moosmom
06-16-2005, 10:13 AM
Now that I'm full-time at the funeral home, I don't work weekends anymore, so I'd LOVE to celebrate with everyone! Just let me know when and the directions. Sunday works best for me too!

ramanth
06-16-2005, 10:51 AM
Some info:

Orion Oaks Home Page (http://www.co.oakland.mi.us/parksrec/ppark/orion.html)

Bark Park Home Page (http://www.co.oakland.mi.us/parksrec/activities/bark_pk.html)


NOTE: The NEW, north side of the Bark Park opens Saturday, June 4, 2005! This fenced area includes trails and field areas.

It was 7 acres to begin with...I think it's easily double that now. :D

Now they just need to expand the parking lot. :rolleyes: :p

Here's a cropped version of their PDF file. The Bark Park is circled in green, the parking lot in yellow, the expanded area in red, and the swimming area in blue. :)

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/ramanth/misc%20images/orionparknoted.gif

finn's mom
06-16-2005, 10:57 AM
Originally posted by ramanth
Here's a cropped version of their PDF file. The Bark Park is circled in green, the parking lot in yellow, the expanded area in red, and the swimming area in blue. :)

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/ramanth/misc%20images/orionparknoted.gif

That looks awesome! How far is that from you? Man, that would be so cool to go there. One day! :)

ramanth
06-16-2005, 11:05 AM
Originally posted by finn's mom
That looks awesome! How far is that from you? Man, that would be so cool to go there. One day! :)
From where I live it's probably a two hour drive.

But from where Andy is currently living, it's about a half hour away. So I only am able to take Kia on the weekends.

Kfamr
06-16-2005, 11:37 AM
Aw man, that's the day of the Florida meeting.

My family and I are hoping and hoping to make it to Michigan this year. We're not sure if we'll have enough money to do so but we want to because it'll be the last big whoo-ha for our family on the 4th. My aunt and uncle are selling their house because they can't afford it anymore (it's HUGE and has been in the family since my mother and her siblings were born. :( ) Anyways, I think if we went we'd be up there the week of the 4th and maybe the week after. Is anything at all planned for then? I'd much be at a PT Meeting than be with some of my family up there. :o (Some of them are incredibly stuck up. :o ) Besides money, the only problem we have is finding someone who wouldn't mind 3 dogs visiting as well. :o


It's just wishful thinking that we'll be able to make it up north this year, but if we do there's no way i'll miss visiting some PT'ers.

shais_mom
06-16-2005, 12:38 PM
I have to work that weekend but will be there in spirit!!

sandragonfly
06-16-2005, 10:32 PM
noooo not that great park! looks good!!! crap... :(

well, will be thinking of your kia!

HAPPY, HAPPY EARLY BARKDAY, KIA!! :D

pictures please so I'd be there! ;) oh and that means..more pictures of you, kim..yay! heh.

Cincy'sMom
06-17-2005, 07:34 AM
I talked to Ralph last night, and he said he thought we would be able to make it. He actually thought Saturday would be better since we don't have to work the next day, but I voted that either day would work.

cyber-sibes
06-17-2005, 08:22 AM
"We have "our" Pavilion #7 at Findlay reserved for the weekend (Sunday) "
In case you need a head count, we will not be able to attend the Findlay gathering - :(

"From where I live it's probably a two hour drive."

What city is it in? I looked up Williamston, and that's 2 1/2 hr. drive north of us. Is the dog park much farther? :confused:

Cincy'sMom
06-17-2005, 08:56 AM
The Dog Park in Michigan is onthe north side of Detroit. If I remember right, we ran into some traffic two years ago, and it two us about 2 hours from toledo (should have been more like 1 :30) From Findlay, it would be about 2 1/2 if traffic is good (and my memory is right)

cyber-sibes
06-17-2005, 09:43 AM
From Findlay, it would be about 2 1/2 if traffic is good
*phew* that's good. I was afraid it might be 4 or 5 hours away. We can do 2 1/2.

RobiLee
06-17-2005, 09:48 AM
I won't be able to make it. I am pretty certain that I will have to work and it is just too far of a drive for me.

I also will be there in spirit and wishing Kia a happy birthday!

Does this mean the Findlay one is cancelled. What's going on? I would kind of like to know. Need to make plans.

ramanth
06-17-2005, 09:49 AM
Originally posted by cyber-sibes
What city is it in? I looked up Williamston, and that's 2 1/2 hr. drive north of us. Is the dog park much farther? :confused:
It's close to Lake Orion, MI. I was wrong. According to mapquest, the park is about an hour and a half away from Williamston. I just never go to the park from home since Andy lives closer to it and I stay at his place on the weekends.

The Bark Park is just south of the intersection of W Clarkston Rd. and Joslyn Rd. It's next to Lake Sixteen.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/ramanth/misc%20images/mapquest_dogpark1.gif

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y164/ramanth/misc%20images/mapquest_dogpark2.gif

4 Dog Mother
06-17-2005, 10:18 AM
I am not sure what to do about the Michigan trip. None of my dogs except Dazzi are good off leash (and she can't go because she sometimes doesn't like other dogs). How much fun would it be for a dog to be there and have to stay on leash? I am afraid if we took Taggert we would never get him back again. He would be off exploring and never give us another thought.

ramanth
06-17-2005, 10:23 AM
I don't understand your question, Diana.

The MI Bark Park is an off leash fenced in park.

You just said your dogs are not good off leash. :confused: They appear to be great off leash at Findlay. :)

RobiLee
06-17-2005, 10:45 AM
I think Diana is thinking like me and how I am with Tori. It sounds like a big park and I don't have very good voice control over Tori and would be afraid that she would not behave very well. Is it something like that Diana?

ramanth
06-17-2005, 11:01 AM
It is a big park, but from what I have witnessed, dogs tend to stick close to their owners. I know Kia does and she does not have very good recall.

I just figure if she gets out of sight, she'll come back eventually. ;)

Cinder & Smoke
06-17-2005, 11:04 AM
I don't know that anyone really needs to *worry* about your Dawgs
at the Lake Orion Dog Park ...

No doubt about it - it **IS** *BIGGER* than Findlay ...
with some densly wooded areas ...

But it is also Very Well FENCED,
with double gates at the entrance/exit points;
and the 2-Leggers at Orion are just as *Friendly* and helpful as
the ones at Findlay ...

Dawggies that "wander off" can't really *get* very far - and there's
always Help Available to round 'em up - no matter where they try to Hide!

And *Swimmin* is "optional" - with the 2-Legger getting to decide
*IF* Fido goes to the lake - there's a GATE dividing the Dry Land
area from the Swimmin Hole!

ANY Dawggie that "gets along" at Findlay will Fit Rite In at Lake Orion!!

/s/ Phred

shais_mom
06-17-2005, 12:16 PM
Robin- Kimmy is just having a party at the dog park they go to for Kimmy.
Nope the 3rd isn't cancelled.... :)
at least I hope not b/c I want to see everyone then!!

anna_66
06-17-2005, 01:46 PM
Well of course as I figured, I'm scheduled to work both Saturday & Sunday. Guess that means we won't be able to be there for the birthday party again:(

Have a great time and think of us!

cubby31682
06-18-2005, 01:08 PM
I might be there, I just need to see if I have that day off of work, and get hubby talked into it. :)

ramanth
06-20-2005, 09:41 AM
Yay new people! :D Should we break out name tags?! ;)

Sounds like Sunday is the way to go then. Since it's settled on when the out of staters/towners can make it, I'll send off an email to the locals. :)

BTW.. I realize there is no pavilion at the Bark Park, however, my parents do own a table top grill and I was milling over the possibilty of having a small "picnic" of sorts at that table where we had the treats last year.

What do you guys think?

ramanth
06-21-2005, 09:15 AM
*BUMP*

I'd like to get a definite headcount of people and pups so I have enough treats for all.

Also, please see my above post. :)

Thanks!!

4 Dog Mother
06-21-2005, 10:31 AM
We're passing again this year - Christy and her dogs and baby are still here and it's just too crazy with the comings and goings. Maybe one of these years we'll make it!!!

Have a good time as I am sure you will!

cyber-sibes
06-21-2005, 01:53 PM
I'd like to get a definite headcount of people and pups so I have enough treats for all.
:( I think we're going to have to pass after all. Just not enough time to do everything... but when we have more time I would really love to come up, it looks like a gorgeous place. So sorry:(

Cinder & Smoke
06-21-2005, 02:58 PM
:cool:

Kount us three *IN* fur sure!!
(We'll bring da Bus Driver, too!) ;)

Piknik??

Ya know Dad - He hates ta miss a gud meal! :rolleyes:

We'll bake a bukit of Chawka-Chippie cookies;
and fill up da kooler wiff Pop & Ice!
Let us know iffin ya need sumpin else.

An don't furget to set the DAY (Sat or Sun - 25 or 26 ??)
an maybe a TIME ta start arrivin?

SEE Ya fur da Partee!!

/s/ Cinder, Smokey & Bowser

Cincy'sMom
06-21-2005, 03:06 PM
I'll double check with Ralph to be sure tonight, but I think we are a yes!

Food always sounds good to me!!

ramanth
06-21-2005, 03:09 PM
Allrighty then.

DAY: Sunday, June 26th
TIME: Noonish (eat around 1 or 2 p.m.)

Food:
Kimmy ~ Meats and Buns, Chips, Cake and Ice Cream
Phred ~ Cookies and Drinks


I'll snag the grill (or have my parents bring it). It's a little table top propane, so if my parents can't make it... does anyone know how to work those?

I will have my cell phone on me. PM if you need it. :)

Cincy'sMom
06-22-2005, 08:38 AM
Since my mom isn't going to make it, I can attempt her potato salad. No promises though!!

Kimmy, where can we get parking passes?

ramanth
06-22-2005, 09:06 AM
Amy, there should be a park ranger monitoring the entrance. You can buy a daily pass from them. However, on the chance that someone is not there, I'd suggest parking at the school.

If the ranger were to come back and you were parked in the lot, you'd probably get ticketed.

Or, if no ranger is located at the Bark Park entrance, I believe you could go to the Orion Oaks park entrance and get a day pass there. (Never been there myself... I believe the entrance is off of Clarkston Rd.)

Potato salad sounds yummy! :)

Cinder & Smoke
06-22-2005, 09:33 AM
Originally posted by Cincy'sMom

Since my mom isn't going to make it,
I can attempt her potato salad. No promises though!!

Kimmy, where can we get parking passes?

Tater Salad??

Dad sez Oh, GUDDIE!!" :D


Parking Passes??

Last year there was a Lad parked just inside the Parking Lot Entrance,
off Joslyn Road, and he was Selling Car Passes ...
(He seemed like a Volunteer - no "Ranger" Uniform or vehicle.
Don't *think* he was a "Scalper" - sellin bootleg passes!)

Motor Vehicle Day Use Fees

Valid at Addison Oaks, Groveland Oaks, Independence Oaks,
Lyon Oaks, Orion Oaks and Rose Oaks.

$5 per car per day: Oakland County residents
$10 per car per day: Non-Residents

The really nice part was -
"everyone" got the "County Resident Rate" at the gate =
$5 with no questions asked! :)

Hope that same Nice Guy is selling on Sunday!
You might try "offering" just a $5 bill,
like that's all you *expect* to pay! ;)

PS: Go to this page and >PRINT< the "Dollar Off" CUPON ...
Truth be told:
I had printed last year's Dollar Off Cupon and had it with me ...
but was so *shocked* when the seller said "$5" -
I was expecting to hear "$10" ... I plumb furgot the Buck-Off deal!
FIVE seemed better than the $9 I was hoping for!

>PRINT< your Dollar Off Cupon HERE (http://www.co.oakland.mi.us/parksrec/info_pub/coupon.html)

Cinder & Smoke
06-22-2005, 02:16 PM
Here's the close-in MapQuest map of the "Orion Oaks Park" >>>

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid174/pda20705858fce6798cb6a419d81983ae/f396a64b.jpg

The Red Star is ON the Dog Park Entrance -
off Joslyn Road; a bit south of W. Clarkston Road.

It's about mid-way between Flint and Detroit;
about 8-10 miles due north of downtown Pontiac, Michigan.

Here's the directions from Interstate 75:

1) Get off I-75 at: the JOSLYN RD exit- EXIT 83.

2) Turn NORTH on Joslyn Road & drive 4.2 miles on Joslyn.

3) Dog Park Entrance is on the LEFT (west) side of the road.

If you get to W. Clarkston Rd or pass an Elementary School
on the right - you went a bit too far.

You CAN park in the Elementary School Lot - the north Service Road
gate to the Dog Park is just across the road from the school.

If you want Driving Directions from MapQuest;
go to http://www.MapQuest.com and enter
[ 1255 Joslyn Rd ]
[ Lake Orion MI 48360 ]

After you get the Map; ask for "Driving Directions" and
enter your starting address.

/s/ Phred

Cincy'sMom
06-23-2005, 10:04 AM
It seems like when we came two years ago, we met in the school parking lot. Are we planning on meeting soemwhere outside the park again, or just find each other within?

Cinder & Smoke
06-23-2005, 11:35 AM
Originally posted by Cincy'sMom

... two years ago, we met in the school parking lot.

Are we planning on meeting somewhere outside the park again,
or just find each other within?

Don't *wait* for us ...
With a four hour trip - hard to predict exactly when we'll get there.

WE're prolly just gonna Pay to Park in the Park's parking lot -
assuming there is room!

Only hang-up with using the School lot is if we stay past the time
the Park :eek: *LOCKS* that Service Road Gate ...

Y'all remember the *phunn* of climbing Over & Through that gate! :(

If the Early Arrivers hang near the North End of the original
Dog Park - near the Water Pump and the Party Table -
we should all be able to *find* each other.

Cinder here ~

Hmmmm ... FOUR Hours drive ... at least wun Poddy Stop ...
arrive about Noon-ish ....
:eek: = We gotta roll Dad outta da BigBed by 6:30 AM -
GUD GRIEF - won't DAT be *phunn*! :(

:rolleyes:

ramanth
06-23-2005, 11:55 AM
Originally posted by Cinder & Smoke
Only hang-up with using the School lot is if we stay past the time the Park :eek: *LOCKS* that Service Road Gate ...

Y'all remember the *phunn* of climbing Over & Through that gate! :(
I wanted to add that there have been days where the Service Gate will stay locked all day and they don't even open it.


If the Early Arrivers hang near the North End of the original
Dog Park - near the Water Pump and the Party Table -
we should all be able to *find* each other.
Sounds like a plan. :)

NoahsMommy
06-23-2005, 02:05 PM
How come you're so far away???

Sounds like lots of fun! I can't wait to see pictures of Kia's special day! :)

Cincy'sMom
06-24-2005, 09:46 AM
I think you need to plan an Ohio/Michigan trip sometime Kelly! We can always plan a Dog Park gathering of some sort around special guests coming in from miles away

shais_mom
06-24-2005, 01:28 PM
there has been a rumor that a certain Californian and New Mexican are tossing around the idea of coming to OHIO in OCTOBER for a certain Ohioan's 30th birthday! ;)
:p

Cinder & Smoke
06-24-2005, 02:55 PM
Originally posted by shais_mom

... a certain Californian and New Mexican
are tossing around the idea of
coming to OHIO in OCTOBER
for a certain Ohioan's 30th birthday! ;)
:p

:eek:

Birfday # 30!

WOW! ...

Who do we know dat's DAT old!? :confused:

Dat's almost as old as DAD! :p

Cinder & Smoke
06-25-2005, 02:20 AM
:confused:

Hey Dad!

How'z come we're Bakin Kookiez TaNite??
Kia's Birfday Partee izzint till Sunday.

Oooooh ...
Da Bus iz leavin Urlee inna mornin.

How'z come??

So'z we kan *Skip* Outta da Kuntry??

WHY are we goin ta Windsor, On-terry-O, Kannada??

Ta >watch< da Tug Boat Race onna Dee-troit Rivur!???

Huh?? :confused:

Ooooooh ...
Allua Tug Boats gathur ebery year onna Dee-troit Rivur an have a
*RACE* - jest like a Horsey Race - but onna Waddur.
Race startz at WUN a-klok - near da Ambassador Bridge.

Where are we SLEEPIN Saturday Nite?
Anudder Bridge ta Kross - when it's Tyme ... :rolleyes:
Well ... WE're claimin da Back Seet - You kan sleep up frunt!
Ooooh ... gonna find a Dawg-Friendlee Super-Ate Rent-a-Bed.
OK! :)

Don't make us *late* ta Kia's Partee!

Did'ja *pack* all our Papurz - so we kan get back inna Statez??
Oh, GUD!

(Dad thinkz of EBERYthin!) ;)

Hey - we mite akshullie show up *URLEE* fur a change!

See y'all atta PARTEE on Sunday!!

:D

Cincy'sMom
06-25-2005, 07:47 AM
Originally posted by shais_mom
there has been a rumor that a certain Californian and New Mexican are tossing around the idea of coming to OHIO in OCTOBER for a certain Ohioan's 30th birthday! ;)
:p

That would be awesome!!!

But don't say that 30 number too loud...cause there is another Ohioan hitting it in Janurary who is not ready!!

ramanth
06-25-2005, 06:21 PM
Getting excited! See you guys tomorrow! :D

RobiLee
06-25-2005, 09:11 PM
Have fun everyone!

cyber-sibes
06-25-2005, 10:20 PM
"Kim's Belated Birthday, Kia's Early Birthday, & Andy & Kimmy's Engagement" Party
HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY, EARLY BIRTHDAY. AND ENGAGEMENT EVERYONE!!!:cool: We'll be thinkin' bout cha! Safe travel!

Cincy'sMom
06-26-2005, 09:29 PM
What a fun day we had!!! Lots of sun, lots of dogs, lots of food, and lots of fun!! I think Kia had a pretty good birthday!!

I'm working on uploading pictures now!

Cincy'sMom
06-26-2005, 10:44 PM
Here (http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2124647353&idx=1) is the link to pictures from today

The birthday girl
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid174/pb78b7b6feb6df43e89e7787be5caa9f0/f3887729.jpg

Cinder
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid174/p86f0f577c9723944dbcbd3bc74369a63/f38876d8.jpg

Smoke
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid174/p049087b4a4ca4ad7bfab95af08c3d0f2/f3885cc3.jpg

And Bowser
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid174/pf1425d98b4bc1502b7fffd6b6ed4ed76/f3885c33.jpg

more...

Cincy'sMom
06-26-2005, 10:46 PM
Our three
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid174/pc599e8a0c3dde24784b50805f43efb36/f3885bc9.jpg

Kimmy's sister's Shamus
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid174/p8c8bce24c4d4ec8d7082bb46408c8f56/f3885cd3.jpg

Sadie fetches a stick
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid174/p89aeff3bcf3d6e793047361ee3cf7268/f3884da5.jpg

Kia and Cinder together

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid174/p093a674971538f16e688332daa8d9602/f3884cc2.jpg

Cincy and her ball
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid174/pc9332a90e0dbc58476ffc652915c312d/f3884d3a.jpg

cyber-sibes
06-26-2005, 11:17 PM
Wow, looking at those pictures of the dogs swimming makes me feel nice & cool!!!:D Glad everyone had a great day!

Cinder & Smoke
06-27-2005, 02:31 AM
:rolleyes:

Verrie *S*L*E*E*P*Y*!! :p

**GREAT TYME** had be Wun & ALL at Kia's Birfday Partee!!

Dad sed we wuz our Uzual BIG Help flyin da Bus onna way home!
Allua *Zzzzz* noizez comin frumma back seet kept Dad awake ...
SmokeMutt came to about an hour frum home ...

He Hopped up inna K0-Pilut's spot tween da seets ...
An lasted bout ten mimmitz ...
Hiz lil hed started *noddin* ... so he *rested it* on Dad's shoulder;
then went sound asleep rite there!
Woke up wiffa *start* an jerked his hed up - darn near
knocked Dad's glasses off ...

Dad sed maybe he otta crawl back inna Crew's Quarterz and
grab a lil more uvva Power Nappie ...

Next thing any of us 'member wuz Dad checkin da mail
inna box in frunt uvva Ranch!

Da Buz Driver is **bushed** - an sez we'll do a RE-port later ...

OH ~ PS:
We *yapped* wiff Miz Staci az Dad wuz parkin da Bus ...
Her HiSpeed InnerNet went onnna *FRITZ* Friday -
Da FixZit Guy won't be showin up till TOOZday ...
She'z not too happie bout DAT ...
But won't be PTin till it's fixed! :(

OK ... quick Outtie comin up ... den it'z Past Tyme ta *flop* onna BigBed!

Niterz!!

ramanth
06-27-2005, 09:52 AM
Glad you guys made it home safely!! :D Thanks for coming up and enjoying the day with us. :)

Great photos Amy. I'll get my pictures uploaded soon.

ramanth
06-27-2005, 02:54 PM
Kia's Party Album (http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2124606900)

Sadie relaxing:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/pc324341cb40103a696588919dabe6246/f385481a.jpg

Ralph passing out goodies:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/pb898496444d2d41329117a4d92378d71/f38542e1.jpg

Kia and cake:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/pfeed58f57c3f5e448b851be162d9a6d7/f3854047.jpg

Everyone waiting paitently for cake and Frosty Paws
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/p31cb30a94b9fded6aa71d7cfd57e12e7/f3854061.jpg

Andy, Kia, Linn, and Seamus:
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/p2b72bd3eec63c03f29bff7bb4c2596cd/f3853af7.jpg

Bowser slips off the ramp
http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/pd840a0168abf3edd61ec646fc1e25a0b/f385404c.jpg

Cinder & Smoke
06-28-2005, 10:50 PM
W:cool:W ~ NEET-O Partee, Kia!!

We made it into a long weekend by bekommin "International Travelurz" -
on Saterday we visited CANADA ...
Took Dad ta watch da Tug Boat Racez at Windsor, Ontario!
Aftur da Races we *Dipped our Toze* inna Detroit Rivur, kame back
inna Statez, an kamped at Motel 6. (Pizza fur dinner!) (Jest a lil taste.)

Sunday we met Kia, Kimmy an Andy at da Orion Oaks Dawg Park
about Noon-ish an began haulin all da *stuff* back thru
da Park to da Meetin Tree. Partee Guestz anna FurKidz started arrivin.

Here's summa Da Gang keepin "kool" unner da Big Tree ~
Amy, Ralph, an Sisterz Linn & Kimmy >>>

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/pbc11c35be5886d1977cdda49104d0e35/f3837b69.jpg


SmokeMutt showing off hiz Treet-Winnin *Beg 'n Shake*
to Mr. Ralph anna admirin krowd >>>

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/p590f75ab09050e41fc2a14e6a9f74472/f3837806.jpg


Da 2-Leggerz settin up Da Kitchen ~
Andy's Dad, Kimmy, Andy, Kim's Mom & Sister Linn ...

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/p3813d3b405af82e7e64fd7f54e3db9b6/f3835772.jpg


This pretty Parrot Pair brung Mom an Dad fur a "Walk inna Woods".
They pauzed at da Pump fur a koolin baff sprinkled by their Dad. The one
on the right sed "HI"! Their wings were *clipped* - but neither was
*tethered* in any way on their outing!

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/pb26fc45a2519ba7c20fb9df9e89a9e55/f3835012.jpg


Let'z Go *SWIMMIN*
Yupperz - dat'z da Bowser gettin reddie ta fire up da 4-Pawz
Pro-Pulshun System ta get back on dry land or da Dock! >>>

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/pb89c2a8e15a9f75253ca7ee1ce4dea85/f3834bdb.jpg

Poor Bowz got INNA Wadder by "trickery" ... Dad led him out onna
Floatin Ramp; den *stepped* onna Ramp an *SUNK* it!
Poor Bowzie jest kinda "floated away"! (Safety ropey was attached!)

Bowz here ~
I fink I wuz a purdy gud *Sport* about da Swimmin Gig ...
I dint really *panik* kuz da Bus Driver had me onna Safety Ropey
an *guided* me back to da "Ramp Thingy" whenebber he thunk I
wuz gettin Tiurd ... (also kinda "handee" dat I FLOAT lika Kork!)
BOY, it Did Feel GUD gettin Kooled Off, tho!
I *wized up* bout da Ramp - kan onlee fool an Ole Dawg WUNST!
Bus Driver hadda give a lil *SHUV* offa dock fur later *DIPZ*.
I went back *IN* a LOTTA Tymez! It wuz (almost) *Phunn*!

Kia: "OK, Mom ... I SEE da Ball;
now THROW IT, Pleeze!!"

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/pc0921ce66daa8333d4aa1ed3f3821903/f3834378.jpg


Cinder: "Why *jump* when ya kan jest *sink* da ramp
an *glide* off!?"

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/pc4ae61ab5eb3ef314f0434589ee58897/f38333d6.jpg

Dad dint get no snappies (kuz he dint think it wuz Cinnerz!) -
but he *watched* a lil Shepherd *leap in* an aktshully *FETCH*
a Floatin Kong a lady wuz tossin fur her Labby ... not till da
*return* wuz made an ~ OMG - dat wuz CINNERZ! ~ klimbed out -
did he realize it wuz HER!
Dad tell'd da Lady it wuz a FURST fur her - anna Lady sed
"No it wuzzint - SHE brung it back a couple tosses ago, too!"
OMG! ~ Dad wuz *AMAZED*! - We mite be gettin a
Floatin Kong wiffa Ropey attached!


Seamus got the hang of "Dock Diving" purdy quick!

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/pf5c3686adf9faf64284ac3f32024162a/f383324d.jpg


Smokey *HITS* the wadder again!
SmokeMutt entertained himself durrin da Swim Partee ...
He'd dash out to the end of the dock, *LEAP* IN,
turn the correct way towards shore, 4-Paw in atta goodly klip,
scramble out, then *dash* back onto the dock ~
an Do It Again ~ an Again, an Again!

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/p16638a7b9494b6a3541fe541c382f667/f3832ded.jpg


A few more *snappiez* commin rite up ...

Cinder & Smoke
06-29-2005, 12:05 AM
Aftur da Big Swim inna Dawggie Lake;
we headed back up to da Partee Treez fur da Kake an Frosty Pawz ...

All Eyes on the CAKE! ...
Bowser, Smokey, Cinder, Sadie, Spot, and Cincy ...

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/p3e96a12d3c567e37d4ceba586e045ade/f383297f.jpg


Lighting all 7 Kandilz prooved a challenge with the Breeze blowing ...

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/p4fe7aba560ac047cc6bc8754e75467ee/f38324c0.jpg


Kia (eyes on the kake & Drooling): "Ya
got em all lighted yet, Mom?"

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/p6ec5295d7223a3aa51e8f01367bb291c/f3832030.jpg


Kake iz (finally) kut, PLATED, an bein *passed* ...
Bowser, Cinder, Smokey, Cincy, Sadie,and Spot *wait* fu da Kake Platez.
Frosty Pawz (a BIG Hit in the Heat) were served next.

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/p1e1ed15801e3d47eeff145e11eb2c233/f38313c2.jpg


A Future Pet Talker??
Meet Christy and Vocca - just one of FIVE Rescues livin
wiff Christy! (Otherz are all Rotties!)
Christy works at Rochester, Michigan's Leader Dogs - a Pilot Dogs
for the Blind Training School!
(Vocca *myndz* REELEE Well!)

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/p422edf3ea47c88a5109f3954da8e8b39/f3830296.jpg


Packin Up inna parkin lot ..
Kia, Christy, Vocca, Andy & Kimmy >>>

http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid175/p612193f95d71c07021667aded844043c/f3830075.jpg


Happie Birfday (agin) to Kia AND Kimmy ~
We all had a LOTTA **PHUNN** at yur Partee!!

Iffin ya *missed it* - we *missed* you, too! ~ PLAN on bein wiff
us all Next Year!

MORE *snappies* frum da Partee at the ImageStation Album >>>

Kia's 2005 Birfday Partee - Orion Oaks Dawg Park (http://www.imagestation.com/album/pictures.html?id=2124599865)

/s/ Cinder, Smokey & Bowser

cyber-sibes
06-29-2005, 01:40 AM
hey smokemutts, thanks for telling us all about the outing - I laughed alot reading about Bowser falling off the plank & all the fun stuff! Your dad sure takes nice pictures! Hope to see you all next labor day!

sandragonfly
06-29-2005, 05:43 PM
what a blast swimming days all dawggies had! my crayola would love to join...

glad to see kia had a good one! :) thanks for sharrring.

anna_66
06-29-2005, 08:02 PM
Sure looks like you all had fun! Kim, I love that picture you got of Bowzer falling into the water, that's priceless! It had me sitting here laughing:D

Too bad we couldn't be there, but I'm glad you had pictures to share!