November 5, 2012

Monday Mischief: Playing Dentist

Usually on the weekends, we like to take Rita to Fiesta Island and we go for a long walk with her while she plays with the other dogs and romps in and out of the bay. But, since Mike's double knee surgery, it's too crazy down there for him. (I've seen lots of people - and I've been one of the people - bowled over by charging dogs not watching where they're running.) So, to protect his knees, we've been going to the much calmer Kate Sessions Park, which has a lovely view of the bay.

Technically it's not an off-leash park, but it's got a huge lawn, so there are usually some dogs playing off leash in one corner. Every time we've been there, Rita has found a buddy to play with, like this cute Golden mix pup. She invited him to play "dentist":
"I'm opening as wide as I can. How do they look?"

"Look waaay back in there."
"We're not doing you now! We're doing me. We'll do you next!"
They decided to finish the dental exam under the bench Mike was sitting on. (Of course, they want to play near the delicate knees we've gone there to protect!)

Rita loves to play dentist. It's way more fun than playing vet! Maybe I misunderstood though... maybe they are playing Vampire! Maybe she's just like all the other young girls that love Twilight.

What games does your dog like to play?


  1. We call playing Dentist....Scary Face.

    My guys are retrievers at heart and love to play fetch!

  2. Woof! Woof! Bitey Bitey face. Happy MM. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  3. What fun! Mine play Frankenstein. They lick each other's ears as a way to swap brains.

  4. Hmmmm are you sure that was a "dental exam??" BOL!

    I like to play "Sniff the butt"

    Barks and licks and love Dakota

  5. Hi Jackie,

    Did they also do the scale and polish?! I like to play Dentist with my friend Gracie, but with the other Dogs, I usually like to play who can bark the loudest and run the fastest?! Tee Hee

    Glad you all had fun,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

  6. How's the knee doing, anyway? As expected? Healing well?
    Pop over to vote for a treat?

  7. This is pretty great! Do you think they could come and be my dentist in Duluth, MN?! haha.


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