Some Dogs Enjoy An Ike Break

Categories: Hurricane Ike
In the midst of the craziness, some have found the time to make sure Houstonians of the four-legged variety get a sense of normalcy. At the dog park off Westpark and Highway 59, uprooted trees didn’t keep Rebecca Lee from getting in some exercise for Roxy, her 15-month-old, three-legged pit bull. Lee, a vet tech, was supposed to report to her new job today – at a vet office in Texas City. “I don’t even know if I have a job yet.”

Meanwhile, attorney Emily Watkins relaxed on a bench while her dog Jake made some new friends. Kellie Freimann made sure her border collie Bella got in some fetch time. A student at HCC, Freimann is on an unexpected hiatus.

At the Chew park off Dunlavy and Richmond, a few folks gathered around the bench to talk about the chaos and destruction – and what’s for dinner tonight.

Allison Hawkins, a pharmaceutical rep, was representing with her chocolate lab Charly, who was trying to get anyone and everyone to throw him a ball. Hawkins is one of the blessed few Montrose residents who never lost power – well, except for a few hours Fri. night. Meanwhile, David DaLuca and his pharaoh hound, Malek, chatted with Glo Trigg, whose magnificent pit bull Aubie has one of the biggest heads known to man; and a heart to match. Both Montrose residents have been without power since Friday night.

At Discovery Green, it was a bit quieter. Friendswood High sophomore Phillip Baker chilled with his English yellow lab, Marley. Baker said his family evacuated Thursday night and have been staying at the Hilton. Fortunately, Marley got a break from the close-quarters of a hotel room and had the park to himself for quite a while.

-- Craig Malisow


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