the first Playdate

by Jen on August 14, 2009

When I was a kid, these situations weren’t called dates.  I’m not sure how they were described, as I don’t think I ever went on one – play wasn’t arranged, it, and being outside, were as natural as breathing.  More dogs lived outside back then too, but that’s another subject.

This dog playdate fell more in the realm of “Let’s see what these dogs will do together, this should be fun to watch” and less in the “How will I ever burn off this dog’s behavior issues without any effort on my part?”.  Hey, I’m not judging – you gotta do what you gotta do.

Anyway, this was a blind playdate.  The pups had never met before.  Meet the Spinone.


I admit, when I heard “Italian Spinone” I thought it was a pasta related nickname.  Really.


Gladys didn’t.  In fact, she doesn’t even know what pasta is.


Or what that big whitish beast might be.

But, it doesn’t really matter what it is, as long as it plays.


and plays


and plays.   It is a playdate, after all.  Here are a couple of tips from Gladys for a successful blind date:

1. Find at least one thing that you have in common with your date

2. Discover at least one thing that you really like about your date


Gladys found that the brownish, dampish part of the whitish beast was the best her favorite part.  She couldn’t stop touching it.


Gladys is so good at dating.

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lisa meyer February 13, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Awesome… That’s the Renzo I know.

lisa in SF

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