Photo by myself in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
Owners are allowed to let their dogs go off leash in Prospect Park, before 9am and after 9pm each day.
Weekend mornings are usually very popular - owners chit chat, while dogs sniff about and play.
Most weekend mornings, Mark and I accompany our puppy Rupert to Prospect Park. There for a brief time, the rolling green fields are covered with frolicking dogs.
Above, a huge friend of Rupert's patiently posed as I snapped his photograph.
There's also a corner of a pond where dogs are allowed to swim at any time of day. Originally we thought Boston Terriers weren't water dogs, but Rupert heartily enjoys paddling around with his friends.
On the first Saturday morning of each month, Fido, a community group focused on the off-leash privileges of dogs, serves up coffee and treats for everyone. Humans are served pastries, while dogs are served biscuits.
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