A long National Dog Day-Bark in the Park plus more

Since today is National Dog Day in the US and where He works had “Bark in the Park” where you could bring your dog to a ballgame, I assumed I was going since I missed last time (subtle hint-IT IS DOG DAY), but no. He went without me. Like the last time on May 27th (here’s the link to thatΒ fiasco report), He diligently looked for Scotties, but with the same result. He kept asking and some said “Yes, we saw one” and He asked “where?”. “It was a little white dog with a woman”. We all know that was a dead end. Finally He resigned Himself to reporting for friends. If you’re not mentioned, He didn’t see one of your breed and He wasn’t going to insult Misaki with a picture of a Siberian Husky.

For my buddy Kenzie, we have Weston from Scottsdale

For Joules and Prescott He met Muffin from Phoenix

For my new next-door neighbor, Lilly, we have Savannah from Tucson

For my relatives, Bandit and Digger in Montana there’s Emily from Scottdale


For the rest of you, Reese and Mitch (Russells from Anthem which is close to New River)


and Chor (Wire Haired Fox Terrier from Phoenix) represented you

Since He is not a photographer, the picture of the day was taken by the professional photographer who sits next to him, Michael Chow of the Arizona Republic


We had a surprise waiting for Him when He arrived home:

Can you see it in the corner in the shadow, seeking relief from the sun? Yup, it’s a rattler right outside my doggy door. You know how I hate to poo when it is wet, imagine what I think about pooing when a rattler could bit me on the butt. She was frantic and called our Yorkie friends. They said to make a non-emergency call to the fire department (only 2km or a bit over 1 mile away) and they’d remove it for free. She called.

The neighbors must have freaked because this is the first thing that shows up if you have a medical emergency.

For them it was a simple matter to get the snake with the mechanical arm.

He wouldn’t couldn’t get too close to take good pix (He’s not a photographer) and He didn’t want to disturb these guys from the Daisy Mountain F. D.

Into to bucket it went.

Off it went, to be released into the wild.

Well, that’s how my National Dog Day went, how bout yours?










About Kismet

I'm a 16 year old Indian Ringneck parrot curmudgeon in New River, Arizona in the wild west country. If you're a sunflower seed, you're dinner.

27 comments on “A long National Dog Day-Bark in the Park plus more

  1. Hi Kyla! So glad that your mom called the fire department to remove that nasty snake from your potty area!
    We think Dad was very unfair not taking you to the game today, but maybe he knew you needed to stay home and protect the others from that Rattler!

  2. Hi Kyla,
    Well, we are bummed to you missed Bark in the Park again, but it was so sweet of Him to bark out to us. Muffin sure looks like a proper lady of a Schnauzer πŸ™‚
    That rattler story sure frightened us.
    Can’t believe how close you & Kenzie are to getting bitten on some typical night using the ‘loo!
    *Schnauzer shudder from head to nub tail*

  3. Holy Bat Dog Kyla…a rattler! We’re glad you didn’t take it upon yourself to deal with it.

  4. Sorry youz didn’t get to bark in the park…looks like it would of been fun…Good job the snakes gone back to the wild..youz would of known about it, if it had bit ya on the bum..Keep a watchful eye out kyla..where’s there’s one there coulds be more! Oh I’s got someink for youz, if youz pop over later xx

  5. You had some real excitement, with the fire department showing up, WOW! I bet those guys love those runs. Who cares about going to the game when you have all that fun going on at home.
    Sweet William The Scot

  6. First of all….we did NOT see a scottie in those photos..AND we think it’s unfair you were not taken AGAIN!

    That snake is creepy. Hope it doesn’t come back.

    AND you really have a mountain named after ME, Daisy? Cool!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  7. Yes. I’ll have to post a picture of YOUR mountain!

  8. OH!!!!! MY DAWG!!!!! I’m overloaded with all of these happenings. You and Kenzie stay inside. K?

    And, my favorite picture, of course, is that dog sitting ON the seat. Not IN it, ON it.

    That, my non 4-legged friends- is why dogs are dogs and, well, you’re not.

    ArooOOOOO! Stuart

  9. Whow. What a scary thing to find outside you door. There are no snakes in New Zealand but mummy has seen one at a zoo in Australia. She says Me and Nellie would not like to met one. We have enough trouble with ‘possums. Love Nellie and Jasper

  10. Wenz youz wakes up..Youz won a token πŸ™‚ Only 9 more to get πŸ™‚ xxx

  11. Get ya arse over..I’z posted this now, especially for youz…I had green beans out the garden…delicous..:) xx00xx

  12. What a busy day you’ve had over there. Glad we don’t have them types of snakey thingys here, but I’m sure She would’ve loved to have met all them brave blokes with the long sticks! You and us know the best way to see a Scottie at one of them games ….. yeah – take you along! Loved the photo of the dog sitting in the chair! Hope all’s calmed down now ….

  13. Common get ya arse over and concatdawg Mez..Wez won an award πŸ™‚ xxx

  14. It’s a tough job…but someone has to do it!

    Be careful if you get a jacaranda, they lose leaves and stems ALL year and though the flowering stage is beautiful…it is messy.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

  15. Shudder. Snakes! I have never seen a snake despite living in OZ where lots of dogs get bitten and die.
    The Producer keeps me away from long grass and we have all heard the stories.
    Glad it was found and caught before it found and caught you!

  16. […] In August, we had a rattlesnake visitor and reported on its removal. […]

  17. […] part of the investigative journalist in attempt number three to find a Scottie (Attempts one and two). The attendance was 38,222 humans and “RUFFly 350″ dogs. My apologies to Roscoe, a […]

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