Sunday, April 14, 2013

What Katy, Texas has for offer



You're now in Katy, Texas...originally platted in 1895 and incorporated in 1945. It was known to be a rail hub, had a large agricultural center, lots of rice farmers and had one of the largest gas fields in this section of Texas. Renee Zellweger attended school there and was a cheerleader for Katy High School. Clint Black also went to school there and eventually dropped out. I'm about 20 minutes away by car so it's an easy drive.
There's also more importantly, a cool dog park...
Don't laugh, but for those of you www.sugarthegoldenretriever.com  fans (and HOW could you not be a fan?!), you know there is this PAWSOME pix of her running with all 4's up in the air, purple paws a flying! I tried to see (since I'm learning my new camera), if I could capture something like that working in sports mode...this is my much failed attempt...one leg off the ground! ha! Max is certainly no Sugar! Ha! But then again...nobody is like our wonderful Sugar (see photo here...sooo worth clicking)!!


HELP! There's this weird, blondie, long, skinny legged pup chasing me!!

This pup was like our "Wal-Mart Greeter"...Welcome to the Dog Park!

She was even gracious enough to pose for us!

Fun...dirt with a new friend!!!

Come on...let's see what else this joint has to offer us pups!

Yummy smells! But that water?! Nope you KNOW if don't get THESE paws wet!

Someone else is doing FitDog Friday!

Help! Water...I need a spa treatment...NOW!! Carry me pleease Ma!! (Ma says nope!)

This pup was hilarious and FULL of energy!

Come on! I just wanna play!!!

LOVED this pup! Look at that face!!!

I'm not scared of you...I'm wearing my red super dog power harness - don't let the size fool you!
(Ma...Ma???...MAAAAA!!!)

Sweetest pup EVER!!! He LOVED Max and was so incredibly gentle and nice!!

Who you talking to? That's right...THIS guy is MY buddy!!! You were sayin'?!

Leader of the Pack for sure!

Another new friend! Cute!

Peace out guys! See ya next time! Gotta keep on movin'! 

Hey, hey...wait...don't forget to post MY cuteness!!! I'm super friendly and EVERYONE loves me!!!


Have a beautiful today-enjoy those that you are about to meet!

40 comments:

  1. Great pictures and captions!
    Dina
    PS. Love the Aussie!

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    1. He was beautiful wasn't he?!!

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  2. Looks like a lovely trip to the dog park!

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    1. Hey Archie! Love visiting your blog! Yes, it was a really nice time!

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  3. Hey Max that sure was a lark in the park and look at all those cool friends to hang out with. Nice one! Have a serene Sunday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. It was super fun and Max was re-named "Squeaky Toy" due to all the big pups hanging out :) Have a great day!

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  4. Hi, I'm Gabi and I'm from Neanderthal in Germany! I found your side by another dog-side ;-) and I love your dog Max!!
    My dogs are from Spain and we all life together since 9 years. My little dog is called Max to, but we say Mexi and my great dog is called Biene it means honey-bee ;-) And Molly ist my cat from Greek she ist 19 years old.

    Greetings from Germany!!

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    1. Yea, so happy to be able to communicate with you! I was trying to piece it all together without being able to speak your language. Gosh, I wish I knew how to speak multiple languages!! Wow, 19 years is awesome for Molly! Thanks for joining!

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  5. Oh wow. I am hugely opposed to off leash dog parks (and so is our vet) It is great if all of the dogs are well behaved and current on vaccines, but in many cases they aren't.
    I have heard of many horror stories from off leash parks and pray that they never happen at this one.

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    1. Well, I have to say that I always keep Max on the leash until I am able to safely check out the park in a full lap and see who is there and how it is before I allow Max off leash and even still, I am always very close by because I do worry about that too. Luckily, especially this park is predominately "small town" people who have lived in Katy most of their lives and seem very responsible so I don't have that worry there. The other Dog Park I can take Max to is a bit bigger and so generally speaking I go right after work when it's the same crowd we know and it's sectioned off for small dogs. I totally see your point though.

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  6. Max, that looks like a place to stay, tons oh doggies and fun all around!

    The Mad Scots

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    1. He really enjoyed it and we both are just in love with the big pup...Max's buddy and protector :)

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  7. Great photos, Max looks like he enjoyed himself.

    Sheba.

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    1. He did...he was like the Prince of the park! I have to say I was sooo ultra impressed with all the dog owners there...talk about a tight group of peeps and well-behaved pups! I had Max in the little pup section until some of them came to introduce themselves and explain that this bunch that was there were "regulars" so if Max wanted to enjoy running the big park he'd be more than welcome and safe. I think it's worth driving a little further to go back there at the same time. They nicknamed Max "Squeaky Toy"...ha!

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  8. Wow, looks like a real pool and everything and such nice non-snowy weather! Great photos...and from my mom...those all feet in the air shots like Sugar are more accidental than anything at out house, very hard to create. She has captured a couple only using manual mode and photo burst. You will get one, keep on trying :)

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    1. Thanks for the encouragement...I'm really just trying to learn what features the camera has and take a decent picture is the main goal but my time is so limited that I have to squeeze in learning where I can but I'll get there one day :)

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  9. Love all your pictures! You made so many friends Max, you are such a good boy Mum says - not like certain Chihuahuas she is aquainted with.
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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    1. Now I bet if you guys hung out there with Max it would be a different story...he is VERY gentle and wouldn't get "all up in your business"...although I'd LOVE to see you guys come over when a repair man is at my house! Ha! Or maybe someone with the IRS! Ha!

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  10. What amazing photos! we sure do love the Great Dane, hehe. You look like you had a blast!

    Slobbers

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    1. He was the absolute sweetest dog there and they were all super sweet! When you'd stand up to pet him, after a while he'd just lean harder and harder into you relaxing (not being forceful or anything), just sorta melting into being pet..I fell in love with him as did Max! Oh, tomorrow is more Great Danes!

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    1. Thanks! GLOGIRLY did the new header for me from winning her contest - we really like it too!

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  12. Oh my, that's your park, with mud, grass and water..Loved all the photo's.. xx00xx

    Pee-ss fank'z for de link :)

    Mollie and Alfie

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    1. Thanks Molly - we really had a great time there!

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  13. I have always wanted to see a chihuahua next to a great dane. Thank you for making my day :)

    I'm so happy that Max is coming out of his shell and playing with other dogs :D

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    1. Thanks! You know Max has always seemed to prefer the big dogs to the smaller ones....love to know the why behind that one!

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  14. Wow, what a fun place to go! I wish I had a dog park by me.

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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    1. Yep, Max gave it 4 paws up! I wish we had places though to hike and especially cool places when it gets soo outrageously hot in the Houston summers!

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  15. Such a cool pond! And I loved the shot of you trotting with the Dane. Too cute :)

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    1. Thanks..that is Max's new BFF!

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  16. It must be a wonderful town...because they care enough to make such a great dog park!!

    Wyatt

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    1. It really is sorta that old country town vibe there, even with all the mass growth in the past 20 years.

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  17. OMD, great pictures. That looks like a great fun park. The aussie looked like Torrey. Love the curly brown greeter too.

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    1. I love me some Torrey, Torrey is stunning...that's always the word that comes to mind! That poodle greeter was so full of charm and personality! That white (last) one though was a "never met a stranger" pup and was making me laugh (I tried hard not to laugh though as the owner was just so upset that she kept jumping on me, but just a play with me soft little jump), apparently she "never acts like that!"...figures, I ruin this pup :) She was too cute!

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  18. Hi Max
    Thank you for asking how Pip and Molly are. We had to rush to the vets yesterday as now both are sick. They had an anti-sickness shot and an antibiotic one too. Both refused to eat yesterday. Today they have had chicken and more antibiotics. They will be on tablets all week. I have my old laptop by the kitchen door as they are in and out all night and day and I am very tired. They hopefully will be fine once the tablets kick in.
    Have a great Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. Please keep me updated if you prefer the privacy of direct email thats fine too, I'm at dogloverofmaxATgmailDOTcom. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers!! Nothing worse than worrying about your babies. I hope both are better soon and can start holding down food. I saw you on that Pet's that aren't feeling well blog (the name of course now escapes me,,,urr) but couldnt see how to leave you a private message there. Hugs to you all!

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  19. That looks like a fabulous park! My favorite picture is the one of you and the huge black dog. That is a keeper.

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    1. Ha, all the guys at the park found that extremely entertaining too! The Great Dane just took to Max instantly as did Max to him. It was super cute! I would have taken that big pup home in a New York minute!

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  20. wow, what a great park! i've never been to a park where the big dogs are in the same space. our parks split. big dogs have their big park and small dogs have a smaller park. you weren't afraid of those big guys?
    wags, bailey

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    1. Most are separate and this one also has a mini area for small pups but Max was in the tiny area all alone so one of the large pup crew came over to tell me everyone that was there then were "regulars" and Max should come hang out with them and assured me this group invited the smaller pups out with them all the time and would immediately grab Max if he saw a non-regular start to enter the bog dog area. Max really does prefer the bigger pups but I have no idea why...nope, he wasn't intimidated in the least and the man was right...couldn't find a better group of sweet, well-mannered pups!

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