Cora and Lola are two of my best pals at the park. I didn't see them much over the summer because mom's schedule changed our walk times. So it was great to start seeing them again in the Autumn. Lola and Cora make quite an odd couple walking with their owner Mike. Mike is an elderly widower and retired so he has lots of time to walk the dogs. I see them almost every afternoon and we like each other a lot. Tails start wagging, we all start pulling on our leashes then Mike lets Cora off of her leash. She's the St. Bernard and had a very tragic story. Cora is very shy, she will not let anyone near her, she will back away as soon as you move towards her. Not too much is known of her story but its not hard to figure it out. Mike would visit his son in Boulder, CO. During one visit the son was fostering a puppy from a St. Bernard rescue group. During two visits all he saw was a puppy hiding in a bedroom. The second visit he brought Cora home and the rest is history. For some reason Cora and I hit it off right away. We are quite a sight to see with Cora loping around and me jumping in her face to get her to play. She likes other dogs pretty well but in a pack she always stays on the outside of the group and watches. That's why I always like to go and play with her so she doesn't feel left out. I like her packmate Lola a lot too. I don't have a good picture of her. She's a full Boxer with upright ears and grey muzzle. She likes mom a little too much for my tastes, I don't like it when she cuddles up to her and I try to stay inbetween. Lola doesn't get along with a lot of other dogs so she stays on her leash most of the time. But we like each other a lot. All dogs like me because I am so sweet and submissive. Cora and Lola are two very special friends and are a very special part of Portage Park.
Love, Dolly xoxox