The real reason we went was to see the new Dog Park that opened there yesterday. As usual I was a few hours too late to make the Grand Opening so I went early Sunday morning thinking dog owners would have their pets out for exercise before it got too hot.
The park was empty and quiet though there were signs that there had been furry four - legged friends playing and barking earlier. So we sat there in the morning sun on a bench gazing at the colorful Frisbees scattered about and thinking how oddly this scene mirrored our own lives just two months after having to say goodbye to our 17 year - old Cocker Spaniel.
When the end came we swore (as we had the previous two times) that we would never fall in love like that again. That’s when Bill looked at me and said, “All the animal shelters are waiving their fees this weekend.” I reminded him that we each had trips coming up within the next couple of weeks, and we grew quiet again.