Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Dog Culture

Barking Dog and I have been doing cat rescue for most of our life together.  This is Anastasia who was living in the alley at the corner of 18th and Columbia Road NW, WDC for a least a year before we brought her inside 7 years ago.  She is now my feline representative at most classes and retreats in the studio.  Here she is lounging in Jasper's (the dog) crate while he is elsewhere. We thought that bringing Jasper into our house would create cat panic. But instead he seems to be a calming presence.  We've had far fewer cat squabbles since his arrival.
Most Sundays we walk to the Dupont Circle Farmers Market. Jasper has made friends there who googoo over him and give him beef liver jerky treats.  
Most late afternoons we go to the very first District of Columbia fenced doggy park which is on the western side of  Walter Pierce Community Park - just across the street from our building. Jasper (our Catahoula Leopard Dog) is in the middle of all the bodies in this photo.  This particular day I counted 18 dogs and their respective humans at the doggy park.  One of the things I love about America is the diversity of people and in the photo it is reflected in our dogs.  

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