Saturday, June 28, 2014

He Ain't Heavy

Update:  We've had some exciting things happening with the dog park.  If you remember, it was SUPPOSED to go back to the city council on July 8th.  But then Thursday night the mayor tells mom it is on the agenda and being discussed!  (The regular Tuesday meeting was postponed until Thursday due to an election.)  So mom made sure she and dad were there!   Anyway, they talked all about the proposed dog park and the city manager revealed what ideas they came up with!  It was exciting!  And you will NOT believe what else happened!  The city people kept showing this photo on the big projector for EVERYONE to see DURING the council meeting discussion (mom had posted it to the mayor's Facebook page just before the meeting)!

They loved our picture!  And the mayor said they were showing it to soften everyone's hearts!  After the meeting the mayor wrote:  
This picture was the most popular part of tonight's Council meeting. Thanks Carol Campbell! For everyone's information, the Council has decided to take the next step towards creating a Dog Park. We are going to prepare some additional information and bring it back to the City Council in August. It will be voted at that point on whether or not to establish a park. In the next week I will be posting some more information about the Dog Park and how you can give your input. We want your input!
So then after the meeting, one of the councilmen messaged mom and asked her to set up a Dog Park page on Facebook cause he REALLY wants it.  (Mom already could tell by his statements at the meeting.)  So of course mom does (and our picture is on that too BOL!)  You can see the page HERE.  As you can see, the city manager gave all the information about the proposal and everyone on the council kept saying it was very doable.  The only thing they wanted was COMMUNITY SUPPORT.  So now mom is trying to rally the community.  We are getting soooo close!

As you might already know, on Fridays me and Stanley run 6 miles with our pawrents.  Since it rained in the morning we left a little late.  BUTT, there were LOTS and LOTS of puddles for us!  Mom could tell we were getting a bit warm (our pawrents watch us VERY closely) when the sun came out so we took a little break in the shade.  That was when mom got this funny picture.

Don't worry, Stanley wasn't really THAT hot.  Mom sets her camera on "burst" so it takes rapid fire pictures and then when she checks them later she finds out she got a funny one.

Murphy & Stanley


Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

How exciting - looks like you might be going to get your dog park...way to go. Mom is thinking she should approach our city council too as we don't have any dog parks either.

Mollie said...

We sure hope you get your dog park :) Now auction is over we will be back to normal, whatever that is Bawahhwhahahahwha xxoxxxxxx

Mollie and Alfie

GOOSE said...

Doods this is so so exciting. You have worked your tails off to make this a reality. I look forward to coming to your park and giving it the Goose christening.

Anonymous said...

I immediately liked that page on FB, isn't that great? That's a good step in the right direction! No wonder that you are a little exhausted after all that fabulous work. My paws are still crossed for your park, butt I think that are very good signs that it will really happen!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari Om
Who could resist this application with you doods as ambassadors??? What fabulous fun! Very positive steps for sure - and that's a great shot of you at the watering hole!!! Hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

KB Bear said...

That is such pawsome news!!! And, I am thrilled (and giggling) that your photo was the highlight of such a serious meeting. I know a pair of celebrities!!!!

I hope that the community gets behind it too. Way to go!

Ruby said...

You knows I went and Liked the page!!! With Murphy's handsome mug, I just couldn't resist! BOL
BRAVO to your Moms for all her hard work in getting your park in the works!
Nows, I'm just a little bit worried that all this publicity is gonna make all the gurls fawn all over you Murphy! ;)
Ruby ♥

Millie and Walter said...

Congrats on the dog park. You two doods are cute as ever in both those pictures.

Idaho PugRanch said...

Oh crap you gots that crappy spam too! we are sooooo excited for you and the dog park. It is great that the mayor and everybody are excited about it. Hopefully the community will be to
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

scotsmad said...

Congrats on the dog park campaign AND for being the FACE of the PARK!

SHE uses that rapid fire thingy, too.

XXXOOO Bella Roxy & Dui

Madi and Mom said...

Paws crossed for your park! We love the rapid fire pictures but especially your conversation bubbles!
Madi your bfff

M. K. Clinton said...

What a great honor to be the poster boys for your city's park! How could they resist your charm? We have just the opposite problem, our mayor has been fighting our dog park for years in the courts. Grrr!

Wyatt said...

Yes Yes Yes for the dog park. You 2 will win the community's support. Look at how cute you are, who could say "NO" to those faces!

Wyatt and Stanzie

Whitley Westie said...

Hope ya do get your dog park!

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

We hope your park comes soon! Funny picture guys!

sprinkles said...

Congrats, all of your hard work is about to pay off!

haopee said...

Way to go, guys! You did great for the canine residents of North Ogden.