Sad Puppy Doesn’t Want To Leave The Park, Lies Down In Protest
“I’ve died and gone to dog heaven,” Milo the golden retriever puppy seems to be saying, as he pins himself to the green, green grass of home and refuses to leave.
Milo is at the park with his owner, and it might be the first time he has ever been there, because he can’t believe the greatness of this place. Little does Milo know that his master will bring him back to the park again and again if he behaves himself.
“This place is fantastic!” Perhaps Mil met a cute little cocker spaniel? Call it puppy love! Well, Milo, if your owner is smart he’ll get that little girl’s owner’s number, and set up a date for you two…supervised, of course. This isn’t the end, Milo, and it may be only the beginning of something beautiful.
The dog park is like Disney’s Magic Kingdom for our canine friends. There’s grass and trees, birds and squirrels, and others like me. Dogs are very much like little children who just don’t want to leave the party, or like the kids who pretend not to hear the parent yelling at them to get out of the water.
“Aww, I don’t want to go home yet.” Milo is really letting his owner know in no uncertain terms that he’s not ready to leave. He stretches himself prone, as stretched out as can be, in order to maximize the drag coefficiency! He’s nobody’s fool. If his owner’s a good guy, he won’t drag Milo by the neck. Not very far, at least. Ah, Milo, it’s a losing battle. In the end one of you is going to have to holler uncle, and I’m pretty sure it won’t be the person holding your leash.
Give it up already, little guy. You’re not going to win this battle, but you can live to fight another day. Self-control and deferred reward is a lesson to us all, not just puppies. Who knows, the ride home may hold its own rewards, but at the very least, it will give you some private time to reflect on the little cocker spaniel, or even your new buddy Bill the Boston terrier you got along pretty well with today.
That wistful look at the end really says it all. Today was great, but soon the sun will be setting and everyone, and every dog, will have gone home. It’s time to pack it up Milo. See you next Saturday!