DUNCAN Duncan's big event on Saturday was a little more like Brrr in the Park than Bark in the Park at least at first for people.
The cool weather was a big topic of conversation in Fuqua Park, but it didn't take long for most folks who were there to warm up to the idea of spending some quality time with their pups in the company of many furry friends. For the dogs, the weather wasn't a concern at all. What self-respecting pooch would have time to worry about a little drop in the temperature when there were fun things to do like wiener bobbing and the ever-popular Bark in the Park mutt strut?
Though he might have been the smallest pooch in the pack, Chino, a 7-year-old Yorkshire Terrier, didn't seem worried at all mixing around with hounds five or six times or more his size. And, wearing his toughest-looking biker dog jacket, he didn't seem bothered even a smidgen by the turn to fall weather.
Chino made the scene with Skyler and Ivan Villagran of Duncan, who also brought Tiny, a "chiweenie" Chihuahua-dachshund mix, and Daisy, the biggest of their brood, a German Shepherd mix.
"Actually, (Chino) runs the show at our house," Skyler Villagran said. "He's more of a grump than the others." Villagran said her family moved to Duncan only recently from Norman, where she didn't think there were any events similar to Bark in the Park. She said it was a good atmosphere in Fuqua Park on Saturday and people and pooches alike seemed to be enjoying themselves.
"We just thought we'd bring them out, get together and see what's going on," she said.