We finally arranged for all doggie friends to meet up at the lake in what would be “Central Park” of Odense – even though it was mostly the “core”, which meant 6 adults + a teenager + 5 dogs, the dogs had a blast and we managed to eat our food – if not peacefully, with appetite. Linda had packed sodas and beer for everyone, sausage-rolls, coffee & chocolate, Sofie had home-made meat balls and potato salad, Jon brought along a quiche, we came with sandwiches and fruit, so all in all, a variety of food that we all enjoyed. A huge success amongst the doggies was Linda’s toasted rye-bread, devoured by everyone – a cheap and healthy doggie treat, we all agreed on.
We had met up with Sofie and Jon and Co. on the way to the spot where we were to sit – Pippin ejoyed a short, if not luxurious, by all means comfortable ride in my basket attached to my bike:
Shortly after making base camp, Linda, Frederik and Henning arrived with Milo and their brand new pcinic blanket & cushions, which the dogs immediately marked with their dirty paws – aside from the ever civilised Pippin, who just sat next to Jon or anyone else who cuddled him:
It was fun to watch the dogs in their usual element in an unusual environment: Louie and Milo went about their business playing with each other, Pippin relaxed in the shade, occasionally refreshing with water, Zidan enjoyed sitting in Sofie’s lap – and Pushkin? He ran around a bit and then sat down in his majestic posture, watching the birds in the sky:
We finished our outing with a huge portion of icecream – courtesy of Linda, who was so generous that she even bought each dog an icecream of their own – a feast!
Oh, and we biked to and back – almost all the way. It was a bit difficult at the bgeinning, but after 5-6 attempts to jump on us and 10 firm “nej”s, he got the idea and ran along us, minding his own business. We had a great day, joked and smiled a lot, enjoyed good company and the idyllic scenery:
And Pushkin’s verdict? – Play it again, Sam!