Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day two hundred and seventy-two of that project.

This quilt block is a corner block. In the bottom right corner is a dark green patch of fabric indicating grass with a nice green blanket stitch. On top of the grass, pointing towards the center of the block is a brown polka-dot duotone dog shape (representing a dog) with green stitching around it's border. Next to the dog is a brown bin with a gray top that reads, "Dogsy poo." The bin is outlined with the same green stitching.

There is a nice dog park out at River Run.

There are walking trails for on leash walking and an off leash park. Of course, every responsible dog owner picks up after their dog and here is the “poo” container.

I had never heard of a dog park until my son and his family lived in Burbank, CA with their two dogs. One was a big gentle German Shepherd cross and the other was a Puggle.

The Puggle thought he was a big dog and would challenge every big dog in the park, then the Shepherd would amble over and save his fuzzy little butt.

I was fascinated with the dog park itself. It had a double entry so nobody would escape while the leash was removed. Then it was a giant playdate for dogs.

Because I grew up and lived on a farm our dogs were Border Collies. Our Borders were not social with each other, they got along but didn’t depend on each other for company or entertainment. They were working dogs and preferred interaction with their person.

Also, they didn’t stray from where they were supposed to be. That meant they didn’t have to be “walked”.

The concept of how city dogs lived was all new to me.