This is Ozzie, my friend from Dog Park. He’s a tall, handsome Labradoodle (half Labrador Retriever and half French Poodle). Sometimes he looks like Bert Lahr (the lion in Wizard of Oz – maybe that’s where his name came from.) He’s quiet and intense, rarely barking but often charging around the park on a serious mission such as chasing a tennis ball. I know he’s always glad to see me because he immediately ignores me, and I ignore him, as we work our way casually around the usual pack of small dogs until we can sniff each other’s you-know-whats. His is a lot higher up than mine.