Baseball (and softball) has always been a constant in our lives together. Whether we're watching, playing or even refereeing, year after year, we return to the major, minor and pick-up ball fields. There's a cluster of fields near our home that we love, but it had been (as my younger brother would say) a hot minute since we had walked the park. So, over the weekend, we took a walk in the park...
There's little details about each sport that makes me love each one uniquely. With baseball, it's the dusty fields that swirl with every slide, the blinding park lights that illuminate night games, the walk-up songs and belting out the 7th inning stretch. What do you love about baseball? The unshelled peanuts? The competition? The uniforms?
Pierogi has been to his fair share of ball games, but this was Gilly's first time on a field. The first thing he did was try out the dirt -- similar to his first beach trip in which he immediately went for the sand. That's not food, Mr. Gill!
Besides a Little League game a few fields away, we had the park to ourselves. So, we took our time to sniff out the home plate, the bleachers, the outfield and the (entire) fence. Then, when we couldn't find our spare car baseball (you know, that one weathered baseball that rolls around the car trunk along with the designated "catch" football?), we ran the bases. Feel free to call any of us up if your team is in need of all-star talent ;)
By the way, have you picked up your tickets for the Milwaukee Brewer's Bark at the Park event? We'll all be there and would love to meet you! Click here if you need more details.
On our way out of the park, we passed this gaggle. Do you see the goslings -- the younger ones? P.S. If you want to go down a very cute slope, look up the names for different baby animals. Apparently, the young of dogs, foxes and armadillos are all called pups!
Woof! (Hey, there!) Pierogi, Gilly and Sarah here. Thanks for stopping by our dog blog. We're a little dog-obsessed around here and Pierogi & Co. is all about inspiring you to enjoy the dog days. Because life's more fun with your best (furry) friend by your side. So grab a bone and follow along as we stop to sniff the flowers...