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Meet with other local Active Dogs Lovers. Make friends with other dog owners and let your dogs make new friends. Share pet tips, find sitters, & meet other dogs with whom your canine can frolic
All those who enjoy taking their dogs out gather to share information on local dog-friendly places and meet other dog owners! We will also schedule dog happy hours, dog hikes, dog play times, etc. Please only friendly people with well-socialized and friendly dogs should join. We look forward to our next function and Bogie and I are always open to taking a dog walk, play time, doggie happy hour, hike, swim, or run with anyone almost any time. Just send us an e-mail. Please also let me know if you hear of any dog events and want us to schedule any. Partying with your dog is a whole different dimension! The natural affection of man's best friend is infectious, and always makes for a good time! Hang with people who share in the friendly, loyal virtues of our canine buddies. Come make a friend, for yourself, and your dog!

Robbie Susan and Bogie

Upcoming events (4+)

Must See Beauty@ROCK CREEK PARK HIKE with our Dogs

Needs a location

$3.00

We'll be limiting our size & practicing social distancing. As our event is outside & we don't have direct contact & are taking safety precautions, give yourself the needed gift of safe beautiful feel good exercise with our dogs & join us Saturday, May 21.

We'll enjoy a pleasant, beautiful, abutted by water & nature, historic hike throughout Rock Creek Park together-(& it has a free good sized parking lot). We'll meet next to the historic Pierce Mill (that still actually runs & makes flour ) on the paved path next to the water. The FREE PARKING LOT is right nearby- about a block from the intersection of Tilden & Rock creek parkway & if you use Google maps, it's located at Lat. [masked] & Long. [masked] It's along Rock Creek Parkway & one block from the intersection of Tilden & Shoemaker Street & the closest metro if walking & a reference is DC's Van Ness about a mile away or 15 minute walk. I & another member scouted the area so we could find FREE PARKING for you all & finally get to enjoy the really scenic, beautiful & shaded & woodsy & with water & as a result, cool temps Rock Creek Park & with FREE PARKING. It should be fun&we get to enjoy feel good nature as well with our dogs. Can't wait to to enjoy fabulous cathartic & calorie burning not to be missed historic & with free parking Rock Creek Park with you on May 21. Also, Bogart loved it & gave it two paws up.

In 1890, Congress decreed that Rock Creek’s valley would become “a pleasuring ground for the benefit and enjoyment of the people of the United States.” Today, covering about 2,100 acres, the park consists largely of woodlands and stream valleys that protect the environment and provide habitat for assorted flora and fauna. Of course, we're only walking a small portion of beautiful Rock Creek Park.

Bogart & I are walking to Pierce Mill from 12th & U, NW, if anyone wants to walk there with us. It's about 2.4 miles & we'll leave at 10:45 am. Otherwise, we'll meet you near the Pierce Mill house at 11:45 am.

Looking forward to enjoying Rock Creek Park with social distancing & safeguards with you on May 21, for beautiful feel good & historic not to be missed Rock Creek Park hike with our dogs.

Cheers Robbie Susan & Bogart

BeautifulMustSeeDumbartonOaksHike&Swim/DipGoOffLeashIfWant&exercise w our dogs

Needs a location

$3.00

We'll be limiting our size & practicing social distancing. Exercise & socializing, is important & we get to do it at the shaded woodsy beautiful DUMBARTON OAKS surrounded by water. As our event's outside & we don't have direct contact & are taking safety precautions, give yourself the needed gift of safe beautiful feel good exercise with our dogs & join us on Sunday May 22! *For MORE BEAUTIFUL IN NATURE HIKES with our Dogs & GREAT COMPANY & FEEL GREAT EXERCISE: RSVP& JOIN US THIS WEEKEND-(MORE NOT2B MISSED on calendar!!

We'll meet at 31st & R St NW in Georgetown at 12 pm on May 22 & we'll explore beautiful Dumbarton Oaks Park & its water (good for many dogs as it's not real deep); so it's perfect for any day. Join us for a wonderful couple hours at beautiful Feel Great Dumbarton Oaks Park for a low key relatively shorter hike (although there are other paths to explore there if some doglovers want to hike further). If you want a little longer hike, meet Bogart & I at 12th & U Sts, NW at 11 am for a walk to Georgetown-Dumbarton Oaks park: do please let me know[masked] text. What a better way to spend a day in the wonderful scenic special hidden oasis DUMBARTON OAKS among beautiful nature. You can exercise in this beautiful must experience & feel great Dumbarton Oaks and your dog can swim or dip and go off leash if you want while enjoying the beauty and nature in good company with your dog. Bogie and I can't wait! It should be fabulous! *Parking is also very easy to find on the street right nearby Dumbarton Oaks and free. You may also bring a guest or two or three- just add them to the RSVP. It should be a wonderful outing in great company enjoy nature, get some exercise, enjoy some book & dog talk, etc.

We can't wait to see you on May 22 for a beyond beautiful feel good & fun & bonding in unique Dumbarton Oaks hike with our dogs & good exercise with water throughout to dip or swim for our dogs & book & dog talk***&

Do please let me know anything you'd like me to schedule or anything good you know of already including ideas for dog related virtual gatherings, perhaps where we can discuss our dogs together & ask & answer any questions we have about our dogs & educational ones given by perhaps dog experts such as veterinarians, dog trainers, etc. PLEASE SHARE with ME@[masked] (text) if YOU WANT to GIVE ANY such INTERACTIVE VIRTUAL DOG RELATED TALKS on DOG RELATED EXPERTISE& SKILL SETS you have that you want to SHARE & PRACTICE on us-ie, dog nutrition or anything you want

Enjoy & RSVP for great beautiful in nature feel great exercise & fun with our dogs!
Robbie Susan & Bogart

FictionBookclub "The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss & U Dog too

Needs a location

$3.00

All doglovers & dogs are invited to join my coed bookclub on Tuesday, June 7 to discuss award winning (winner of the Saroyan Prize) extraordinary, moving, ingenuous, funny, great imagination, hard to put down captivating novel,"The History of Love" by Nicole Krauss.

A long-lost book reappears, mysteriously connecting an old man searching for his son and a girl seeking a cure for her widowed mother's loneliness. Leo Gursky taps his radiator each evening to let his upstairs neighbor know he’s still alive. But it wasn’t always like this: in the Polish village of his youth, he fell in love and wrote a book…Sixty years later and half a world away, fourteen-year-old Alma, who was named after a character in that book, undertakes an adventure to find her namesake and save her family. With virtuosic skill and soaring imaginative power, Nicole Krauss gradually draws these stories together toward a climax of "extraordinary depth and beauty".

We'll enjoy a stimulating & fun discussion with wonderful booklover company,while enjoying a virtual happy. I can't wait til I see you if I have the privilege on June 7 & our prior bookclubs if we're fortunate.

Reviews

Vertiginously exciting…Beyond the vigorous whiplash that keeps The History of Love moving (and keeps its reader off balance until a stunning finale), this novel is tightly packed with ingenious asides…Even at their most oddball, these flourishes reflect the deep, surprising wisdom that gives this novel its ultimate heft." New York Times

"At least as heartbreaking as it is hilarious." Washington Post

"Krauss writes like an angel." Guardian

"One of the most passionate vindications of the written word in recent fiction. It takes one’s breath away." Spectator

"It’s the sort of book that makes life bearable after all." Miami Herald

"A significant novel, genuinely one of the year’s best. Emotionally wrenching yet intellectually rigorous, idea-driven but with indelible characters and true suspense." New Yorker

"Big, bold, twist-your-heart sad, kick-your-heels joyful―Nicole Krauss's brilliant novel is as deep and multifaceted as love itself." Marie Claire

"It restores your faith in fiction. It restores all sorts of faith."Ali Smith

"Nicole Krauss's gripping new voice doesn't work its way into the pantheon of American voices: it literally walks straight up to them and asks them to move over."Andre Aciman

FemdogloversWWBookclub "The Bookshop" by Penelope Fitzgerald & U Dog

Needs a location

$3.00

Female booklovers (no prejuduce to our fab male blovers as wingwomen's an all female group) are invited to join my wingwomen(WW) bookclub. We're having another fun & fascinating WW bookclub on Wed. June 22 at 7pm. We'll meet to discuss the award winning ( shortlisted for the Booker Prize) fascinating, brilliant, timely, powerful,affecting, important page turning novel "The Bookshop" by Penelope Fitzgerald.

Shortlisted for the Booker Prize, a comic story follows a kindhearted English widow's struggle to open a bookshop in a seaside town against the polite but uncompromising opposition of the town's arbiters of culture. Original. Since 1977, Penelope Fitzgerald has been quietly coming out with small, perfect devastations of human hope and inhuman (i.e., all-too-human) behavior. And now we have the opportunity to read "The Bookshop," her tragicomedy of provincial manners first published in 1978 in the U.K., but never available in the U.S. The Bookshop unfolds in a tiny Sussex seaside town, which by 1959 is virtually cut off from the outside English world. Postwar peace and plenty having passed it by, Hardborough is defined chiefly by what it doesn't have. It does have, however, plenty of observant inhabitants, most of whom are keen to see Florence Green's new bookshop fail. But rising damp will not stop Florence, nor will the resident, malevolent poltergeist (or "rapper," in the local patois). Nor will she be thwarted by Violet Gamart, who has designs on Florence's building for her own arts series and will go to any lengths to get it. One of Florence's few allies (who is, unfortunately, a hermit) warns her: "She wants an Arts Centre. How can the arts have a centre? But she thinks they have, and she wishes to dislodge you."

Once the Old House Bookshop is up and running, Florence is subjected to the hilarious perils of running a subscription library, training a 10-year-old assistant, and obtaining the right merchandise for her customers. Men favor works "by former SAS men, who had been parachuted into Europe and greatly influenced the course of the war; they also placed orders for books by Allied commanders who poured scorn on the SAS men, and questioned their credentials." Women fight over a biography of Queen Mary. "This was in spite of the fact that most of them seemed to possess inner knowledge of the court--more, indeed, than the biographer." But it's only when the slippery Milo North suggests Florence sell the Olympia Press edition of "Lolita" that Florence comes under legal & political fire. Fitzgerald's heroine divides people into "exterminators and exterminatees," a vision she clearly shares with her creator--but the author balances disillusion with grace, wit, and weirdness, favoring the open ending over the moral absolute. Penelope Fitzgerald's internecine if gentle world view even extends to literature--books are living, jostling things. Florence finds that paperbacks, crowding "the shelves in well-disciplined ranks," vie with Everyman editions, which "in their shabby dignity, seemed to confront them with a look of reproach." One senses that classic hardcovers would welcome The Bookshop, despite its status as a paperback original.

We'll discuss this book&have a fabulous time,be stimulated,enjoy wonderful company,friendship&bond-all in one evening!Hope to see you on June 7 & also if we're all fortunate at our other bookclub meetings.
Reviews:
Florence Green, a widow, has lived for ten years in a small village in Suffolk, England. With a modest inheritance, she plans to open the first & only bookstore in the area. Florence purchases a damp, haunted property that has stood vacant for many years but encounters unexpected resistance from one of the local gentry, Mrs. Gamart, who has a sudden yen to establish an arts center in the same building. Florence goes ahead with her plan in spite of Mrs. Gamart & meets with some small success. However, Mrs. Gamart surreptitiously places obstacles in Florence's way, going so far as to have a nephew in Parliament write & pass legislation that eventually evicts Florence from her shop and her home. This work by veteran writer Fitzgerald was shortlisted for the Booker Prize in 1978. Both witty & sad, it boasts whimsical characters who are masterfully portrayed. Highly recommended." LibraryJournal

On the heels of The Blue Flower, here's a slighter, equally charming little novel--about snobbery & meanness....Readers will learn the sorry end, while enjoying on the way a wondrous cast of townsfolk. Pitch-perfect in every tone, note, & detail: unflinching, humane, & wonderful. KirkusReviews

"A marvelously piercing fiction" Review

A beautiful book, a perfect little gem. BBC Kaleidoscope

Penelope Fitzgerald's novel The Bookshop is a little gem, a vintage narrative of parochial English life in the late 1950s, a classic whose force as a piece of physical & moral map making has not merely lasted but has actually improved with the passage of years.TheNewYorkTimesBook Review

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