Monday, October 4, 2010

Tennis Court Fun!

Vienna and Wendy sitting together on the tennis courts with huge smiles on their faces.

Today Vienna and I went down to visit Glenda and Wendy. We thought it would be fun if we took Vienna for her first run in the tennis courts! The tennis courts are a great, safe place to let your dog off leash for some real running. Wendy gets to do this quite a bit, but this was Vienna’s first time and I wasn’t sure if she was going to be as enthusiastic about it as Wendy. It is about a 25 minute walk from Glenda’s house to the tennis courts. So Vienna was tired when we got there. Glenda took the harness off of Wendy and I took off Vienna’s puppy coat. And then…….they were off! Wendy took of running and Vienna was right behind her. They ran around the courts and Vienna was having soooo much fun!

Vienna and Wendy as they took of running in the tennis court together.

Vienna followed Wendy around for the most part. Where ever Wendy was, Vienna was not too far behind. It was funny to watch Vienna run because her legs are so long right now and her coordination is off. She would be running right along side Wendy and then all of a sudden she would just fall down. Sort of like she was tripping over herself. Poor little girl. But then she would pop right back up as if nothing even happened.

Vienna and Wendy running like crazy in the tennis courts.

Vienna had no idea that she couldn’t run right through the tennis net. It was the funniest thing because she was running all out with Wendy and she was headed straight for the net. At the last minute, Wendy turned quickly and went around the net, and Vienna ran straight into the net! She went flying into the net and then sprung off of it like a rocket! I don’t think she had any idea what hit her. I rolled on the ground laughing so hard, and Glenda wondered what was so funny. I tried to explain it through my laughter, but it was one of those things you really had to see. She actually did it one other time, and then she finally realized she had to stop when she got to the net. It is so much fun watching her explore her world for the first time!

Vienna as she finally discovers she must go around the tennis net!

After that, Glenda did some obedience work with Wendy and Vienna. They were really excited, but the both managed to focus. Here is Glenda working with Vienna and Wendy on “sit”.

Vienna and Wendy both in a sit as Glenda works with them.

Here Glenda is working on recall with the dogs. What good girls!

Wendy and Vienna both running towards Glenda when she ask the to come.

Glenda gave both the dogs some water since they had been running around a lot. Here is a picture of Vienna drinking water out of Glenda’s hand.

Vienna drinking water from Glenda's out of Glenda's hand.

Vienna giving Glenda a little love.

Once both pups where refreshed with water, they both just walked around the court together. They were pooped out, so they just wouldn't run anymore. But they still had a great time wondering around together!

Vienna and Wendy just walking around the tennis court.  They were pretty tired!

Vienna and Wendy just stand next to each other with their faces touching each other.

I think it is safe to say that Vienna LOVES the tennis courts. I think we will back here another day for some more fun :)


  1. I think tennis courts are great for young pups. I used to take Cabana to the ones near our house all the time. Great place to practice recall. When we'd first arrive, I'd have her sit-stay while I took a quick run around the perimeter to check for any trash/food. People leave all kinds of crap on the courts. Especially the little metal rings from the pop tops of tennis ball cans, which puppies might love to put in their mouths.

  2. Good point. I do a check around the courts, too and I also double check that both gates are securely closed.

  3. What a fun play date! :) They both look VERY happy in the first picture.

  4. I think they look really happy in that first picture, too! That was my favorite picture of the day.

  5. What gorgeous shot of Wendy (1st shot). She looks so regal :)

  6. It's amazing how close your pups look like my pair. Please look at my web pages and see for yourself. I'd be interested in knowing what you think.

  7. I had to comment, my two biggest loves - Dogs & tennis courts!! I have to say no tennis court cleaning was required there they look in fantastic condition!

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