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1st Great Dane Play Date of the Year!

Lou and Riley, 
(Fair warning, this is a LONG post, not many words but a BUNCH of pictures. Enjoy!)

On Sunday, our group, had its first Dane play date! We had been planning on doing this for quite awhile (the whole reason we even started the group) but we were waiting for warmer, nicer weather.

We couldn't have ordered a better day! The weather was perfect! Not too hot OR too cold AND it was dry! We had quite a few show up and the dogs had a blast!

We spent an hour or so at the dog park, making new friends and watching the dogs have a blast.

Saban and Apollo.


Apollo (Merle) and Luna (Harl)

Rio

Apollo (Merle) and Luna (Harl)

Lou (in pink), Augie (on lead), Rio (in back)
and Apollo (merle).

Apollo (Merle), Luna (Harl), Augie (Blue).

Rio

Rio

Rio and Apollo

Rio

(These next pictures were taken by my friend Tory. Thanks girl!)





Apollo and Riley

We then all left the dog park to head for the rock quarry, but first, I wanted to get group shots for our Facebook page (and yes, for myself LOL).




We had a few people running late, so we hung out in the field waiting for them which turned into THE perfect opportunity to get MORE pics of our group. :-D

Apollo and Riley


Apollo

Once everyone got there, we were off! We made quite the spectacle with all the Danes. At one point, while we were getting our group pic taken, I noticed 3 ladies off to the side just staring. I walked over and asked if they wanted to join us. They laughed and said they were just in awe of all the Danes and wanted to come over but didn't want to interrupt. The Danes certainly command attention! LOL


Thanks to Adam for this picture.

After about a mile of hiking, we finally made it. Let me tell you, the view is absolutely breathtaking. Sadly, my camera just can't capture the view nor the sheer size of that cliff.

That area WAAAYYY down there is where we were
headed.

WAAAYYY up on that cliff is where I took the other
picture.
Once we got to the bottom, a few of us let the Danes off leash. They had a blast running around, jumping in the water and swimming. Well, not Rio b/c he won't go past his elbows but we're working on that. LOL

Rio

Rio

Lady Lou



Rio and Apollo

Rio


Rio

Apollo






Apollo

Duke



(Once again, these next set of pictures are by Tory. Can you tell which dogs are hers? ;-) )


Rio and Lady Lou

Lady Lou

Rio

Riley 

Riley

Lady Lou

Riley

Riley


Lady Lou



Lady Lou

Riley (caught in mid-shake LOL)

Riley

Riley

Rio

Rio

Rio

Apollo and Lady Lou 



Lady Lou

Lady Lou

Riley

Riley




Rio and Riley


Apollo

Lady Lou caught in mid-shake LOL

Rio 

Lady Lou

Riley


Lady Lou



I can't resist not sharing this picture; Rio was laying pretty at Chris' feet and I wanted to get a shot of him. McKayla saw what I was doing and went to stand by her brother but then changed her mind and started coming to me at the same time I called Rio and snapped the picture. It just cracks me up b/c her face is full of determination, she was on a mission! LOL


Everyone certainly had a blast and I can't wait for the next play date!

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