On Friday night the evening was cool and comfortable, so after sending my 2 older daughters off camping for the weekend we brought Naomi and her friend to the Art Walk down on Roosevelt St...
Naomi was too short!
This artist was doing some great work and it was nice to watch him paint.
It was a good outing and nice to be walking around outside on a beautiful night.
I brought Oscar to the dog park on Sunday, which was just full of dogs, including 2 very fat Huskies and a St. Bernard. I was a bit in shock to see those breeds around here. My friends who had Huskies when we lived in the mountains in New York said their dogs wanted to be outside all the time even in sub-zero temperatures. Huskies here in Phoenix spend half the year inside in the a/c trying not to move too much as I'm sure their owners don't crank the a/c to 60ºF. It's no wonder they were heavy.
The St.Bernard wasn't fat but he reminded me of the ones paraded around the streets of Bariloche, when we lived in Patagonia. They were bred to be mountain rescue dogs in the Alps, but the ones in this city in the Andes were all just for show. People would breed them and bring them to town to charge tourists money to get their photo taken with the dogs.
I refused to do it. The dogs often looked scraggly and a little underfed, and I didn't like how they treated them. In the evening they would load one (sometimes two) of these giant dogs into the trunk of a taxi cab and drive off. That's a lot of dog for the trunk of a sedan.