The Daily Parker

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Today's Daily Parker

Parker appeared to have a good time at yesterday's (Wednesday's) play group. He's found two friends, Boo and Guster, who not only put up with him but appear to like having him around. Of course, they're both slightly larger than Parker:

For some reason, except for Boo and Erin, almost every dog in the group has a name ending in "-er." And they're overwhelmingly male; Erin is the only regular female attendee. I wonder why this is. On that theme, tomorrow I'll look at the limited color palette of the play group.

Yesterday's Daily Parker

This is not how he's acting right now. (Excuse me while I extract teeth from my arm.)

Also, my previous post reflects a certain "duh!" factor, since I actually had off-loaded this photo already. So, duh. He's still adorable.

Today's Daily Parker

Here's the deal: I forgot to download the photos for today's DP from my camera. I won't get to do it before midnight UTC (6 pm Central Time). So this isn't really a TDP. It's just an explanation of why there's no DP today.

On the other hand, I didn't figure to have a TDP tomorrow. So tomorrow's DP will be today's. Follow?

In other shocking news, Britney Spears filed for divorce today. Speaking of silly puppies.

Today's Daily Parker (Bonus Weekend Edition)

There will probably be no Daily Parker on Wednesday, so I'm hedging. Anne took this photo today after Parker had a bath and a good nap:

We love our puppy, but after a couple of weeks without shampoo he gets pretty rank. Now he's soft and, well, only a little rank. We still love him though.

Today's Daily Parker

It's cold this morning (-6°C, 21°F), but not cold enough to keep Parker from running himself ragged at the dog park. I love this, because today is an Office Puppy day. As is our custom, we left from the park, stopped at my office to pick up my coffee mug, and then made our ritual pilgimage to Peet's. There Parker and I met Georgiana Penelope ("my husband called me Georgiana but my family called me Penny"), a local resident, who said Parker had beautiful markings and was the sweetest puppy she'd met. Parker ate it up and fell in love with her. Actually, Parker ate up the banana muffin she gave him, which contributed to his good behavior.

When I came out, Georgiana had Parker's complete attention:

Today's Daily Parker

It's amazing what dogs will eat. Parker (whose food ration just got increased today) consumes just about anything vaguely food-like, including sticks (high in fiber), rugs (made of fiber), and, apparently, yogurt:

Yesterday he also got an onion off the counter and started peeling it before I could get to him.

He won't eat figs, however. He barks at them. We don't know why.

Today's Daily Parker

Another photo of Parker at one of his favorite places in the world. We stopped by the dog park Saturday afternoon, but we arrived after everyone else had left. He may have missed his buddies, but he also seemed to have a good time: