I’ve lived in several major cities. Of all the cities I’ve lived in, Los Angeles is the only one I can think of that has dog parks. Though this is also the first city in which I’ve owned a dog on my own, I’m pretty sure I don’t remember any parks specifically geared for dogs anywhere else.
I’ve been going for the past week most days to let Dorian run around and meet other dogs. The interesting thing is not the dogs. There are all kinds of dogs there, but there’s also all kinds of people too. At the dog park I’ve been going to, it’s generally been pretty darn quiet – not many people or dogs. Today was different. There were a whole lot of dogs. It could have been the fact that it was overcast this morning, so it wasn’t as hot. It could have also been the fact that I went much earlier in the day than I normally have gone.
These people all go all the time and they all pretty much knew each other by name and knew who’s dog was who’s. Pretty impressive really. Dorian got a lot of attention. I did what I could to assimilate. I actually wanted to get some work in while I was there, however I started getting into the conversations and of course people are curious about Dorian since he’s not a breed that most people in Los Angeles see all the time.
If there is a better way to meet people without any walls up around them, I don’t know what it would be. For some reason when people are with their dogs, they are very open and ready to pet all other dogs and chat. Well, except maybe for people who have a pack of dogs and no control over them. Otherwise, I have to say these people are a very friendly bunch.
One guy suggested another park that I should also take Dorian too as there is a dog there of similar breed and because there’s lots of girls there too. That’s a perk to being single. Having a dog is a handy way to meet others.
Because of the nature of the people and the vibe, I decided that I needed to feature a song from a band out of Utah called the Sweater Friends. Their song The Jig kinda reminded me of the vibe of the people at the dog park. It’s a bouncy fun loving kind of thing. Which is exactly how this song opens. It’s little bouncy and celtic in nature. The kind of tune that makes ya want to bob your head around. Or even get up out of your seat and move around.
I could envision watching the dogs running around the park in a video set to this song. It would be funny to see the dogs strutting to the celtic nature of the song. Besides when you have a puppy that still trying to find his legs and place in the world, it’s in the vein of the song to say it’s my life that needs to be found. Right?
If you’re enjoying the celtic college-y vibe of the song then get ye-self over to iTunes or CD Baby and pick it up.