Luther and I have been on the road quite a bit over the last few months doing book signings throughout southern California. In their infinite wisdom, our Moms usually incorporate a stop at the nearest local dog park before each event. According to them, this serves a dual purpose. First, Luther and I get some exercise and expend all our energy prior to our event (very smart of them, I think!). Secondly, they also do some “grass root” marketing for that event. You know how it is — our humans chatting about us at the dog park and then hey by the way the dogs wrote a book …come see them at so and so. It is surprisingly effective. I think that it is because Luther and I are so memorable!
Luther and I love visiting new dog parks and making new friends. This past weekend we were up in Calabasas, California which is quite a drive from San Diego and our first stop was at the local “Bark Park” which was great. First of all, the dog park was nestled at the base of the Santa Monica Mountains. It was so pretty and I love mountains! We met some great new dog friends and after 3 hours in the car I was ready to play! The first thing I do at every new park I visit is to do a loop around the entire park. Remember that I am half Beagle so I need to check out all the new smells before I get down to the serious business of playing. I played so hard at the dog park that I could barely keep my eyes opened at our book signing event at the Calabasas Barnes and Noble. I did manage to greet my fans but only from the comfortable perch on my Mom’s lap!
After a fun and successful book signing, it was time to head home. I should mention that driving through Los Angeles during the day even on the weekends is always a slow process. A normal three hour trip easily becomes four hours. But our Moms are very wise and schedule a stop at another dog park on the way home. This time we stopped at the Laurel Canyon Dog Park in LA. Wow, that dog park is big! Luther and I loved it! It was nestled in a canyon right off of Mulholland Drive (you know where all the stars live!). We didn’t see any stars but loved exploring another new park. I have a feeling we will be back at this park soon as we have some upcoming events in the area.
Don’t be surprised to run into me and Luther at your local dog park. At the rate we are going, there will not be a dog park in southern California we haven’t visited!
See you soon…..