13 September 2011

{13sept2011: kites}

Kites are a great exercise tool for dogs! At least for Darwin and her BFF Friday they are.
A few weeks ago we met up with Robin and BB and Friday at Discovery Park for an early evening park session. BB brought his giant kite along and we had a fun time flying kites (we met a couple at the park who let us fly their smaller kite while they flew BB's bigger one) and entertaining the dogs.

Darwin's not a huge roll-in-something-stinky dog, but she found something good in the long grass. (photo edited for viewer's eye safety.)

The only thing with dogs chasing kites is the amount of barking they do. It was nonstop. And when BB got fancy and had the kite diving down, they got even more excited.

After a while we had to hold onto the dogs and make them rest. Their minds were saying "get that kite" while their bodies were saying "I can't keep going at this pace."


  1. What a great idea, and great pictures! Lamar loves chasing seagulls, so I know he would love kites too!

  2. Hi Darwin and B: It looks like everyone had a great evening and alot of fun. Barking is good out where you were. No one really to disturb.

  3. Wowzers, that looks like TONS of fun! I can tell from the size of Darwin's tongue! Ha roo roo roo!
    Play bows,

  4. WOW I'd love to try that ! Looks so fun ! We loved the pictures !


  5. those photos are so, so gorgeous!!

  6. Hi Darwin, kites sounds heaps fun. Our mum has this great bubble blower and we just love to chase bubbles. Have a great day. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

  7. So fun! I think kite-flying should become the new dog activity.

  8. Looks like you had heaps of fun with those Kites!

    I (Lexi) don't like things flying in the air, I have to bark and being all brave until they come down and then I run away and hide like a bit chicken!

    I (Jasper) am not fussed about kites that people fly. I LOVE Kite surfers, that race up and down the beach! I chase them backwards and forwards through the water - they think its great and keep calling me to make me chase them!!

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes

  9. Great place to enjoy and I love the yellow stars to cover up your private bits - its so nice your human gives you a bit of doggie photo dignity!!

  10. Well that looks like some very crazy fun! Cool kites! :D

    Waggin at ya,

  11. Fun! Chase is the bestest game ever!

    Puppy Love,
    Jasmine & Winstin

  12. i think ollie would've been right there w/them chasing the kite!

  13. Kite flying looks like fabulous fun!

    we think we would like a kite. hmmm

    Big Nose Pokes
    The tHugletsx

  14. Kites, who would have thought. That's clever.