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Tag: shade

Big dogs, hot day, shared shade

This Xena’s not a warrior princess, but she is a rescued Rottweiler. We met her over the unseasonably warm weekend at a dog park in Carrboro, N.C. She was in a full run when I took this photo. Hence the flapping tongue.

As dog parks go, Carrboro’s is a good-sized one — four fenced-in acres within the 55-acre Hank Anderson Park. Its biggest shortcoming is a complete lack of shade. Only one small tree is within its boundaries, and it looks dead.

So Xena, after a little running around, sought out the only spot that came close to being shaded, under the park bench.

And, being a gentle soul, she was more than happy to share it with Ace.