First of all, let me say that I absolutely hate the name Flying Squirrels. However, their mascot is freakin' awesome. Only a Flying Squirrel could do hand stands and climb poles. It's pretty neat.
Anyway, this past Wednesday the Diamond and the Flying Squirrels did something they've never done before. They held a Bark in the Park night...dogs were allowed! Well, even though there are currently 4 dogs and 6 puppies in the house, Hans and I decided to just give Cody some alone time, so we took him to the game. Boy, oh boy did he love it!
Let's forget the fact that Cody loved seeing so many other dogs, and the fact that he was thrilled to be somewhere completely new. Let's forget the fact that he was very well behaved, and that everyone thought he was adorable. Let's forget the fact that Mom and Dad (me and Hans) love stadium food, and decided to indulge, and to share with Cody. Let's forget the fact that even members from the opposing team saw Cody and thought he was cute enough to approach and play with. Let's forget the fact that we had front row, third base line seats. Let us forget all that. For Cody, THERE WERE BALLS!!!!! There were lots of balls. There were balls being thrown, balls being hit, balls being bought, but there were no balls being bit (at least not by Cody). It was really fun to watch Cody's reaction as a foul ball bounced past us. The opposing team (the Seawolves) were really nice and actually gave Cody a spare ball. That made him happy.
Oh, and as for that mascot? He was a hoot!!! Well, Cody kind of hated him, but I'm pretty sure if I were a dog I'd hate a giant squirrel in a cape too. Anyway, like I said, he did hand stand, walked on his hands, climbed poles and railings, and really got the crowd going.
I felt like the whole night was a success. Well, except for the fact that we lost. Honestly, I don't see me going to another Squirrels game this season, but I will definitely return for their next Bark in the Park night. It was great!
"OK guys. I'm ready to go in! Can we go in now? There are lots of dogs. Can we please go in?"
"Hmmm. What's going on over there? It seems kind of interesting."
"Hey look! A BALL!"
"Please can I have the ball?"
"Hey mister! Thanks for the ball!"