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Park Day


I am celebrating Park Day with some blog friends named Finn and Gizmo. Mom takes me to the park a lot. I am very happy there. Yes, this is my happy face….


One of my favorite parks is in Nutley, NJ.

reinheimer park


When I am on the swing, I think, “I can stay here forever.” and “I hope some of my friends see me over here.” and “I wish we had a swing at the house.” and “I wonder if I’ll ever be big enough for the grown-up swing…”

The park is a great spot for dogs, and also for writers. Ideas are all over the place. When Mom looks at the swing, she thinks, “What if….” there were an alien on the swing, or a bully or a fish or a clown. And “What if…” the swing were magic, or broken or a spaceship or a nest. And “What if the swing…” tossed a kid up into a tree,Β or started talking or had a fight with the slide or started growing. And “What if…” someone got stuck in the swing, or was afraid of itΒ or wanted to build one or figured out a new way to use it.

I think Mom wants to stay there forever, too! But we can’t. We have other things to do….


Comments on: "Park Day" (70)

  1. Cupcake that swing looks pawsome…you look so relaxed in it…did you fall asleep?? *BOL*
    Grrreat Park Day post!! Hope you & mom have a grrreat weekend.
    Wally & Sammy

  2. Cupcake, I like how happy and content you look in that swing! I also like how your mom’s brain works!

  3. Happy Park day, Cupcake. You are so cute in the swing πŸ™‚
    You have been nominated for a few Awards. We’re all Family now, I hope you join us πŸ™‚

  4. Wow what a great place…. I like your swing … but my head is spinning a little while watching :o)

  5. Whee have a special surprise waiting for you!

    Nibbles, Nutty, Buddy & Basil

  6. You get to swing in the swing?! How cool is that! Thanks for coming out for Park Day!! Wanna come and get some pizza with us now?

  7. Woof! Woof! Swing!!! Golden Laughs! Happy PARK Day! LOVE your name too. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

  8. My mom use to walk a park in Nutley all the time. It was right behind her apartment. I’ll need to ask if that’s the name of it. Happy Park Week. P.S. ask mom for a baby swing for Christmas. Then you can have one at home!

    • My swing park is on Bloomfield Avenue in Nutley. Is that where Lilly was? Mom says no swing in the house because it already looks like a psychotic 2-year-old lives here with all the toys and tiny clothes around. Buzz kill.

      Love and licks,

  9. So cute in the swing!

  10. Dat is soooooo cool. YOu haves a swing and a slide!!!!!
    Swing on Cupcake.

  11. Awww that is so cute Cupcake! Loved the video of you in the swing. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dog swing before. Happy Park Day!

  12. I can’t stop laughing at the video of you on the swing, too precious!

  13. Cupcake on the swing is hilarious! Thanks for sharing these wonderful photographs!

  14. That swing video gave me a big smile – glad you enjoyed your trip!

  15. Cupcake thanks for coming to Park Day! I love your swing…I’ve never tried that but i made Momz promise to find me a baby swing like yours cause it looks like pawsome fun…Momz did put me on a slide once, but it went into a swimming pool so I decided to stay where i was …can you slide down all by yourself?

    • Thanks, Gizmo. The swing is for real, because I do it all the time. We faked it on the slide. Mom just plopped me on the bottom and took my picture. I think I’d have a heart attack if I ever slid down into a pool! Yikes!

      Love and licks,

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  17. Bummer! I’m sad I missed the chance to partake in park day! I did get to see my grandma and my cousin Buddy, but I digress. Next time, perhaps. Glad to see you enjoyed the day, my dear pal! Lots of love, Wiles.

  18. OMG, Cupcake, how it is possible that such a huge amount of cuteness and happiness can be incorporated by such a little doggy-creature?
    I’ve almost knocked over my monitor because I wanted to push you on the swing!

  19. What a great place to play!!! We think you should try the grown up swing! πŸ™‚

  20. I love the video! You look so happy in the swing πŸ™‚ I don’t think I would be able to fit in it though!

  21. That is the cutest video EVER. πŸ˜€

  22. Oh Cupcake it looks like you really DO have lots of fun things to do at your favorite park. I think my favorite thing for you to do is look adorable – which you most certainly do in ALL these photos but ESPECIALLY in the swing!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

  23. What a lovely park!
    You’re so lucky to be allowed on the swings. The children’s playgrounds around here say no dogs allowed:-(

    • What a bummer, M. Some of my parks have that sign. Mom and I sit outside and watch the kids play. That makes me happy, but not as happy as being in the swing myself!

      Love and licks,

  24. You are smiling Cupcake!!! And you are one swinging woofie!! Come by my blog today, Monday, I have a family award for you.

  25. Oh my goodness, Cupcake, that video of you in the swing is sooooooo cute!!

  26. Aww your park looks lovely, a park fit for a princes errr cupcake! if you ask me!

  27. I’m a little afraid that my human mommy is going to get some ideas from that video of you in the swing. I’m a Golden Retriever, so it could be a bit awkward!

  28. I’m thrilled! I thought for sure you would be afraid of the park but look at you!! That’s wonderful Cupcake, I’m like Mom, I’m constantly thinking of ideas too. πŸ™‚

    • Thanks, Jodi! I am afraid of the park sometimes. Once there was a guy on a loudspeaker for a track meet. It was our shortest visit to the park EVER. 10 seconds out of the car, and we had to leave.

      Love and licks,

  29. I’d love to try the swing – you make it look so much fun! I wonder if I can get them to make a larger version?

  30. I can not believe you liked the swing and actually were smiling. When Mommy swings, Sofie goes crazy and tries to pull me out of it. Great park day for you.

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