Tuesday, May 3, 2011

bark in the park.

I realize that I am completely behind in blog-land. I had two research papers due last Sunday and have one more due this coming Sunday, so I've been more than a little preoccupied.  

I'm taking a little writing break to watch Shania Twain on Oprah and thought I would post about our fun weekend. 

We spent Sunday afternoon watching the Atlanta Braves play baseball at Bark in the Park. Bark in the Park is a fun event that is held a few times a season at Turner Field. We found out about it too late last year, so were thrilled to go last weekend. 

We assumed that Tucker would either have a great time or be scared of everything in sight and cry the whole time. I think I can safely say that he enjoyed himself!

The game was at 1:30 so it was pretty hot when we arrived. Tucker found some shade under our seats and made himself quite comfortable. There were lots of other dogs in our area but they didn't bother our guy at all. He was so content to sit in the shade and pop up every few innings to check on the game.

We're pretty strict about never giving Tucker human food. We don't want him begging in the kitchen or when we are eating dinner. We made an exception for this special day and let him enjoy a hot dog. What is a baseball game without a stadium dog? He loved every bit of it!

We knew it was about time to go when I looked under my seat and saw this. Sweet pup had fallen asleep next to his water dish and the new stuffed toy that he got at the stadium (it was free... we'll buy him a hot dog but not a baseball game souvenir)

Tucker slept the whole way home and was sound asleep again about two minutes after we walked into the apartment. He wasn't the only one who was worn out after the game. This little pregnant gal was exhausted and may have taken a little post-game nap as well. 

Before the game Kyle and I had talked about how much fun it would be to go to the event next year, with Tucker and our little six month old baby. We did have a wonderful time, but after going through the whole ordeal, I'm not entirely sure we'll want to go back with a dog and a baby. We may need to bring a few more friends for back-up if we want to make that happen!

It was such a fun day and a great event! I would highly recommend seeing if a stadium near you does anything similar!


  1. Love these pics of you, your hubs & puppy!! SO CUTE!! Looks like y'all had a great day. :)

  2. I could volunteer to be the friend who joins next year! That seems like it may be just around the perfect time for a visit :) but we shall see!