Every dog has its Barker Day in Parker

Posted 9/16/15

Hundreds of dogs made a friendly takeover of H2O’Brien Pool during Barker Days, an event that takes place the weekend after Labor Day each year. Retrievers and border collies, in particular, could be seen flying through the air Sept. 12 as they …

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Every dog has its Barker Day in Parker

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Hundreds of dogs made a friendly takeover of H2O’Brien Pool during Barker Days, an event that takes place the weekend after Labor Day each year. Retrievers and border collies, in particular, could be seen flying through the air Sept. 12 as they pursued a toy thrown into the pool. Others took to the field at O’Brien Park to burn off some energy under crystal clear skies. Trigger, a 5-year-old chocolate lab, pulled out all the stops, making dramatic leaps for Frisbees both in and out of the pool.

“He comes every year,” said Michael Haverkate, a Larkspur resident who said Trigger has appeared in the newspaper before. “He loves it.”

From a yellow lab, who managed to fetch both Frisbee and ball at the same time, to a pair of border collie sisters anxious to outrun each other for the prize, it’s easy to see why Barker Days — a take on the name Parker Days, an annual festival for humans — is a dog’s favorite day of the year.

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