We pick up our story with Tillie, who just arrived at the Labrador Falls Dog Park, pondering whether a friend of hers was going to show up. So far it was looking doubtful. However, as she daydreamed, another dog she knew came up to her unexpectedly…
“How are you, Tillie?” a voice behind her asked. Tillie was startled but quickly regained her composure.
“Uh, hi, I’m doing pretty good, thanks. You startled me!”
“I guess I did. Sorry about that,” came the reply from Chloe, a three-year-old border collie. Chloe lived close to the dog park on the north end of town with her owners, Ben and Debbie Meyers.
They were nice people and Chloe was a good dog but they didn’t seem to take note of Chloe’s affection for Samson, a young Doberman who was nothing but trouble.
Like Tillie, Chloe kept in good shape by getting regular workouts at the dog park, which was conveniently close. She was enrolled in agility training classes that newlyweds Ben and Debbie got her signed up for. Chloe liked the training but she also liked to come to the dog park for socializing, which is why she was here on this night.