I really didn't know if Cooper would be up for playing since he hasn't been around very many other dogs. A quick walk in the doggie park and he was all over Miss Penny. Let's PLAY!!! She played coy, but jumped around enough to make Cooper a happy boy.
We drew numbers which tell you what lane you play, whether you are black or yellow and who your teammate will be. I apologized to the two guys at the other end for my lack of skills. Dave demonstrated the subtleties of pushing the disc (NOT a puck) down the lane with a cue (not a STICK).
Get your disc completely within the lines of the first triangle and you get 10 points. Of course the guy next to you is going to knock it out. Your TEAMMATE is the one on the other end pushing the same colored discs as you.
It takes a delicate touch. Too much and it zings off the end or you get a MINUS score. Too little and you get nothing. Dave was a sweetheart. As my instructor, he never killed my 10 point shots, so I racked up a good score. Matching socks optional.
What a fun bunch of people. THAT was a great game. Now if I can only find a shuffleboard in my neck of the woods.
Next up Cindy and I headed out to Gramma Jo's to find some fabric to go with what I was collecting for a new quilt. Cindy is good at fabric picking and in no time had me on the right road to success. Not only that, but she's a quilter extraordinaire, giving me lots of tips and tricks, not to mention embroidery websites. Her fabulous quilts always motivate me to try something different
On to dinner!!! Here's something I've never seen before. This park has a potluck once a month for owners. It's called Soup and Salad. There were FOUR tables lined up with soup, salad and desserts like I've never seen.
The smartest cookie in the building (Cindy) picked up our soup bowls before we sat down. The quickest to the pots gets the soup of their choice while everyone else waits in line for bowls. I had a wonderful cheddar broccoli, followed by corn chowder.
My contribution was my favorite Bag O Caesar. You can get the family size at Walmart. I followed that up quickly with a huge chunk of bread pudding ... already cut up I might add. This was a HUGE serving.
I would rate this the second best I've ever eaten. It was light and fluffy with a sweet brown sugar syrup topping. YUM YUM!!! Those Canadians can COOK!!!
They also like to dance. It seems a good proportion of the parks occupants are from the much colder Canada. LOVE their accents. After dinner, the band of nine started to play while the fleet of feet hit the floor.
It couldn't have been a more perfect day for me and the puppies. This morning Cindy and I are headed off to Algodones for a quick meds trip. I'm out of baby benadryl and am looking for Cooper's stomach medicine. No idea if they will have anything like it, but I have the Vet's prescription bottle, so it's worth a try.
If I don't return, it's because I ate too many shrimp tacos.