Tuesday, March 9, 2010


This is a little confusing. See these signs? The big one on the right, with all the orange stuff, is new. The little one on the left has been there for a while.

Let's see what they say.

First the little one... dogs off leash - excellent!

Now for the big one... what? Dogs on leash? That's outrageous!

But these signs are right near each other, at the same entrance to the park - I don't understand... Let's go a little further into the park.

Hmmm... well it does say I'm supposed to be back on leash past this sign (it's ok to be off-leash before the sign), but if you look carefully on the other side of the tram tracks, there's another sign peeping over the top of the rubbish bin.

Let's take a closer look at that sign.

That's a bit confusing - it looks like for a couple of hours a day I can go off leash in this area. And it's a trial for the next three months. It's been a trial for the next three months for over a year now - every time the trial period expires, they stick a new sticker on and extend it - not that I'm complaining!

So I may or may not be allowed off leash in the area near the park entrance - depending on which sign I obey. And I'm supposed to be on leash on the other side of the tram tracks, unless it's a certain time of the day, and only for the next little while - maybe.

But fortunately for me...

... I can't read!


JD and Max said...

Hi Sasha - we may never understand the way that humans think - sigh....! How odd it all is! We hope you continue to get off-lead time.

We blew our off-lead privalleges this evening when Max ran after another doggie - out of the park and straight in front of a car, gave MH a nasty scare. The last two weeks we've been very naughty - we can't seem to help ourselves. Our humans were so smug about what good doggies we were until this point - a lot of folks told them we'd hit the 'naughty twos' at some point, we seem to have hit it early! Are you showing any sign of rebelling against the rules? Our humans are starting to despair a little!

Schnauzer snuggles - JD and Max.

Oskar said...

Ha, those humans will never make sense!

Unknown said...

Gosh - that is SOOOOO confusing!! I hate it when they're like that with park signs - after all, we ARE trying to be good doggies and follow the rules so at least make it easy for us to know what the rules are!

Honey the Great Dane

Eric said...

wow thats really confusing isnt it?

BUT at least - its still better than in Malaysia. In Malaysia, 90% of the parks are STRICTLY no pets allowed - but our Daddy and Mummy usually breaks the law anyways! hehehe..

Fatty & Ally

parlance said...

Keep up the good work of obeying the signs, so when the trial period is eventually ended (in the next millenium, hopefully), they will say, let's keep on allowing off-lead dogs, because they are so well behaved and don't cause any problems.