Monday, November 15, 2010
Kassa was a busy boy this weekend. On Saturday we loaded up the truck with a weeks (well truthfully two weeks) worth of trash and headed to the convenience center. Now you can't go to the convenience center without visiting the base ball diamond just up the street. Good times! Then after chillen with the misses we loaded up the truck again but this time with a riding lawnmower. Of course if anyone has seen my truck it is on the small side. Although my riding mower is no farm tractor it does have a 42" cutting deck, therefore some disassembly and re-assembly was required. I also don't have a ramp so I ended up backing the truck up to the retaining wall in the backyard to drive the tractor on to it. Then we headed to the grey-play field we have been working on. This is the point were I realized that I didn't really have a well thought out plan for removing the lawn-tractor from the truck. Well I had thought of it but my original plan did not pan out. I finally spotted a old bit of deck and viola.. it was the perfect offloading height. Once the disassembled was re.. Kassa and I went for the field. Kassa quickly discovered that the tractor just wasn't that fast so he raced on ahead and eventually lay down in the middle of the field while I cut around him. All this to say the field was ready for some grey play on Sunday. Sunday came. My wife and I went to the coffee shop. It was a little cold and rainy so the boy stayed home. He was chomping at the bit all morning to get moving. Where was the walk? Where was the field? He has come to expect more then trotting out to the back yard for a quick poop and scoop. Finally 2:30 came. We headed to the dog park first for some play and then everyone formed a caravan and we headed to the field. Was it ever neat to see 5 hounds just galloping up one end of the field to the other. Kassa runs fast at the field by himself but it is something special to see a group of them thunder by. I really wish I had brought my camera but thank you to my friend for providing me with this shot. Well I think that everyone had a good time. We were a little concerned that the four rail fence would be enough for one of the hounds who in the past has proven himself to be somewhat of an escape artist. We also had a border collie with the group and so of course she found a weak point in the fencing. However all that to say, I think everyone had a great time. We have a few fencing issues to resolve but nothing too major. In total I think the first run of the hounds in the grey-play field was a grand success! While we probably won't use this location every weekend (as it is a bit far away for some) I think it will be a good location for some good old greyhound fun. This morning Kassa didn't even want to go for his walk. I guess he had a pretty good weekend.