Now this is a dog park

My dear wife Karen and Ellie B, aka Dogamous Pyle, at NBT Bank Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Syracuse Chiefs)

My dear wife Karen and Ellie B, aka Dogamous Pyle, at NBT Bank Stadium. (Photo courtesy of Syracuse Chiefs)

Big night at the big dog park Saturday night.

The Syracuse Chiefs organization did it up right for Bark in the Park.

There will be more to come tomorrow, here, and as my weekly community column for Syracuse Public Media site waer.org covers the escalation of dog awareness and celebrations in our part of the word.

But today, I offer these two shots, captured at NBT Bank Stadium on the night in which our Triple-A affiliate of the Washington Nationals beat the Pawtucket Red Sox 4-1, notching its fifth victory in a row. (Sunday the Chiefs won their sixth straight, but lost in Rochester on Memorial Day. Nevertheless, this season is getting very, very good as we head to June.)

Thanks to our friend Kathleen McCormick, the Chiefs director of sales and marketing, for emailing Karen and I these shots taken by a photographer representing the Chiefs this special night at the ballpark while circling the stands.

Ellie B, all decked up  in her gratis Syracuse Chiefs Bark in the Park bandana. (Photo courtesy of Syracuse Chiefs)

Ellie B, all decked up in her gratis Syracuse Chiefs Bark in the Park bandana. (Photo courtesy of Syracuse Chiefs)

Have you ever taken your dog to a baseball game? How well does your dog get along in a social situation with other dogs? If you don’t own a dog, would you sit in the dog section or on the other side of the ballpark?

34 thoughts on “Now this is a dog park

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  2. I have been to a Bark in the Park, but not sure if they called it that! There is a dogs’ night at the Clippers stadium, too, Mark! I love the Karen plus Ellie B. and you with Ellie B. I am so glad you bought the cute bandana to commemorate the 2014 dogs’ ball game day! Did you share a hot dog with Ellie B? My ex used to feed our Labrador/German Shep mix hot dogs and hamburgers. My brothers don’t do table food with their dogs… Our dog was named Toby and he did attend some cross country races to watch my youngest daughter run! He was ‘golden’ in his coloring and people skills, too! Smiles, Robin

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    • Ellie B gets too much table food. We are trying to cut her down. The vet scolded us for her being too heavy!

      We had a cat named Toby, and he was golden-orange in color, too, Robin! He did not go out to races, though. Just out on his own like cats will do. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. I would only be at the ballgame if a band I liked was singing the opening or halftime song. And if that were the case, I would have no problems sitting with other people’s dogs. I don’t think my cats would appreciate it if I took them there, though. ๐Ÿ™‚

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    • Cat night at the park would be harder, Rachel. They don’t like leashes, much, I know! There was a talented group of junior high girls singing the National Anthem Saturday, but I know that’s not what you are talking about!

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  4. those are such cute pictures, mark. how lucky that you were able to get your hands on them. i think that’s a wonderful theme for the ballpark to have. if i had a dog, i would definitely take him with me, no question ) and it’s obvious, that she’s very happy to be there with both of you –

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