Last week I heard on the radio about a free "Pet-a-Palooza" being held at a park nearby on Saturday. Jilly LOVES dogs, and the chance of us ever getting her one are slim to none so we braved the 103 degree heat to see the dogs.
And, boy did the dogs come out. The park was huge and it was packed with dogs and their owners. Jillian was constantly sprinting away from us to see a dog. She would crouch or sit right next to them- I couldn't believe how brave she was! And I was grateful that everyone we talked to was so nice to Jilly and let her pet their dog for a minute. We saw dogs who were really good at catching frisbees, dogs jumping off a platform into a pool, and this giant dog that caught Jilly's heart.
Then there were rides. The only ride Jilly was tall enough to go on was the teacups. At first she was not so sure (as you can see in the picture) but when we started spinning around she loved it.
The park was very conveniently located near Costco so we stopped for some hot dogs and a smoothie (which Jilly commandeered and ate almost entirely by herself.)
We were all exhausted after our hot adventure, but I'm hoping we bought ourselves a few more dog-free years.