Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Laurelhurst Park

Yesterday, Charlie and I met up with Gabbie and her mom for some fun in Laurelhurst Park, a huge beautiful park in SE Portland with a big off-leash area. This represented two firsts for Charlie -- the first time he's been to Laurelhurst (a shocking admission for one who only lives a couple miles away) and the first time Charlie's been off-leash with other dogs. Score! on both accounts!

Charlie and Gabbie, of course, were happy to see each other!

They met up with this fluffy little white dog. Charlie tried to get some "chase" going, but with no luck.

Then there was this stolid little otter-shaped guy. Charlie chased him to us, whereupon he rolled over and begged for mercy and belly-rubs.

There were lots of other meet-and-greets of both dogs and humans, all of which went exceedingly well. It was a low key day at the park -- perfect for a first experience.

As we left the park, Gabbie's mom suggested a stop at the treat tree. Treat Tree? She led us up a street and around a corner to a small tree with a drinking bucket at its foot and carrot-shaped containers hanging from its branches... each holding a dog treat!

It was a perfect end to a great outing. I don't think Charlie could have had more fun!

 

20 comments:

Barbara said...

A treat tree? I like that neighbor!

Berts Blog said...

wow, I never heard of a treat tree. that is the most wonderful idea any human has ever had.

Bert

Finn said...

A treat tree! Greta idea! And looks like everyone had a great day!

Chester said...

This mighta been your first trip there, Charlie but I betchya it won't be your last! What a fantastical place for dawgs to meet and greet and then last but not least, get a treat!!!

Woofs and slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

Curt Rogers said...

Okay, the Treat Tree TOTALLY made my day! What a great neighborhood. I may have to start something like that here and see if it catches on.

What a great day you had. Thanks for sharing.

Boondocks said...

Dawg, that sounds so cool!! We don't have anywhere like that anywhere close to us, but I sure wish we did.

AROOOOF!
Boondocks and Kudzu

Kari in WeHo said...

we need a tree like that!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Lacy said...

w00f, that is sooo cool..a treat tree...

b safe,
rocky

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a GReat day fur all!

Of khourse, I'd like one of the khats from The Treat Tree!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Helios said...

oohh.... I wish we have a treat tree here too!!!
You looked like you had GREAT fun!

Lorenza said...

Charlie!
That sure was a super day!
Meeting off-leash with doggie friends and then.... a treat tree!! Not so sure as it was sponsored by cats but... treats are treats right?
Lucky boy!
Kisses and hugs
Lorenza

Meeka said...

You sure had a fun play time with friends.
Wish all trees had a treat.

Ruger said...

Hi Charlie!

Woof - I'm with Khyra, I'm quite interested in eating the khats, rather than the treat. Maybes if you sit there a while you will see the khats come by and you could catch them for me to nibble on???
That park sure looks a lot of fun & you met some fery nice looking doggies.

Lots of slobbers & butt sniffs
Ruger

Lilli said...

Nice you had fun day :) And what an amazing idea that treat tree!

-Lilli-

Sam said...

What a sweet neighbor! We love the treat tree idea!

Sam

Sugar the Golden Retriever said...

Woof! Woof! Treat TREE ... LOVE the idea. Happy Wednesday. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

CJ/Rick said...

Everything looks so lush and green. Sounds like a great time.

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I think we need one of those trees and a money one would be great too!!

Amber-Mae said...

A treat tree? How cool is that! That must be one very friendly neighborhood kitty cat.

charlie girl said...

A treat tree! How cool is that? Every Doggie Park neighborhood needs one.