Ben and I were getting bored, and after planning to go to the Quarry again didn't work out, we didn't know what to do. So we went out to eat at Arby's and there decided to get Dakota and go downtown to the Rally by the River. Which one of the local news station sums up by describing it as, "A great place to mingle, listen to cool music and enjoy the best view in Toledo, the downtown Riverfront." Anyways, we weren't sure if dogs were going to be allowed in the main area's... But we figured it was worth a shot.
Taking forever to find a parking spot, we passed the Fifth Third Field a couple of times and decided to walk to it once we found a spot and see how the Mud Hens game was going.
We got there and even though dogs aren't allowed into the park, we were able to stand on the outside gate and get a pretty good view of the game and lots of people came to visit Dakota and give her pats.
She loved it. All the attention and she was so well behaved, and we didn't even have her halti!
There was this one girl at first who seemed a bit like she didn't have many friends or was bored or something, and she kept coming back to visit her new friend. She was a sweetie. Then this little boy who kept walking by would wave and go, "Hey Wolf!"
Some adults came up asking how old she was, complimenting on her temperment, and one of the guys working there selling beers came over a couple of times to give her handfuls of ice from the cooler he was carrying around. haha
They had fireworks after the game (I think the Hen's lost, but I don't care one way or the other
) and we weren't sure if Dakota was going to be okay with the loud noises. (We were right under them practically.) But we figured we'd stick around and find out how she'd handle it because she's always been really good with Ben and his dad working around the house with loud drills and power tools and compressors and stuff, ... Well they start off with some quiet ones just to dazzle the crowd, and Kota was SO impressed with them, like they were a new toy or something! We were at the front of the gate, so she had the best view of everyone there. haha... Then they started shooting off some of the ones that pop and boom pretty loudly, and she lost interest. She didn't care that they were loud, but she didn't like them like she had the quiet ones. She decided she go around Ben to the little kid who was trying to see past us and try to get another pat. hahahaha
Meanwhile, the lady who was next to me leans over and tells me thats the kinda dog that the Army and the Police Force look for, one that's not afraid of really loud noises like this. I took it as a very nice compliment.
I just wanted to share.