Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Slog It Blog It, Bark It's Park Wars!

Molly The Wally On The Park!

We British and the Americans are quarreling over territory again? This time over who has the worlds’ smallest park. One, in Portland, Ore, (essentially a concrete planter) is in the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest. But 5,000 miles away, here in England we claim to have the smallest park. We are disputing whether Portlands’ is a park at all? Portland responded with 'our park has leprechauns. Does yours?' Leprechauns? Yes, that is right. The friendly feud has helped unearth the curious story of a Portland quest to get the park declared as the smallest. The gauntlet was thrown down when we stated it was just glorified flower pot. We understand the definition of a park to be a fenced area used for recreation purposes. Portlanders have come to the defense of their Lilliputian park. Someone put a toy soldier with a bazooka in the vegetation as well as a defensive perimeter. The Americans have stated that they a pretty good track record when it comes to taking on the Brits. They're still smarting over that whole American Revolution thing,' said Mark Ross, spokesman for Portland Parks & Recreation. However there is talk of a North Atlantic alliance. A sister park relationship between the two. At least we can fit a few squirrels in our park. Don’t forget Friday 26th is Park Day hosted by Gizmo here. and Finn here pop over to see details. 

Portland's claim to the fame as its named by the Guinness Book of World Records as the smallest park.
Prince's Park in Staffordshire, England.

52 comments:

  1. *BOL* glorified pot plan indeed!! - we vote U.K.
    Wally & Sammy

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  2. Love it! Love the vegetative perimeter!! I don't know, I have to stick with the one in Portland winning! :)

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  3. Portland wins on size but I think the English one is nicer

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  4. what a cute little tiny park we have some ones like that around here too

    urban hounds

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  5. Oh my gosh that is too funny! I'm gonna be a flower child and be neutral...no Max, NOT neutered!!!

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  6. Ooooooooooo look at the little park in Staffordshire! teeheheeee NOW THAT IS A PARK..the other one? A POT! No, hands down, you win!

    I love England. The cars are small and cute, the houses are cute, the DOGS are cute. Miz Molly, I love ya, girl.

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  7. I think the UK should win... they have trees and a bench... what's a park without a bench? Have fabulous wednesday dear Molly :o)

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  8. We think the Uk one is really a park and the other is a box. Lee and Phod

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  9. We vote for the UK park. The other is a planter...lol...you are right. A brown dawg couldn't even take a proper pee in the planter park.

    the brown dawg

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  10. Hahaha. At least a human can sit in the English park!

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  11. I have to side with the Brits on this one Molly...A park without squirrels is NOT a park IMHO...have to remember that those folks in Oregon are about to legalize marijuana BOL!

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  12. That sure isn't much tail waggin' room sweet Molly!

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  13. Why didn't I think of that? Worlds smallest park.
    Prince's Park would be a good place to smoke a cigar.

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  14. Hey Molly!
    Wow, this is BOL funny! I think I have to go along with the UK and vote for yours. I mean, what good is a park without a good tree to pee on. Now, I could most definitely pee on the side of the OR potter, but that's not exactly the same. Gotta have (tree)bark in a park! BOL
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

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  15. The Portland one is smaller but where are the benches?
    Dip Bridge and Elliot x

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  16. At least I can sit in the Prince's Park.

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  17. Hello Molly,
    I love both parks!
    Have a nice day.
    Woof, woof,

    Chicco

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  18. too cute! but yours at least looks real!

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  19. we are laying on our backs kicking our legs and laughing and laughing
    stella rose

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  20. Molly BOTH parks have some Charm ... butt we think that it is time fur Your side of the pond. SO Ernie and I (Frankie Furter) are Rooting and Cheering and Voting fur YOUR park.

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  21. OH Portland...crazies...that's not a park. If you can't park your rear on a seat, then it's no park at all.

    You guys win this one!

    Nora

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  22. UK of course :) have a wonderful Wednesday xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  23. I think the Brit version is a little closer to what we all think of when we hear the word "park". I concede victory on this skirmish!

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  24. Could we still leave pee mail in that tiny park?
    Benny & Lily

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  25. OK, Molly, we are with you on this, PORTLAND claim is bogus, you win this round.

    The Mad Scots

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  26. Those parks wouldn't even fit a baby chihuahua :P

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  27. Why I couldn't even step one foot in Portland's park! YOU WIN!
    Lovies, Miss Mindy

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  28. Any tree, any park, ANY place is a good place to 'mark territory'.

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  29. Well their 'park' isn't fenced in. :-D

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  30. Well, we don't want to get in the middle of this war, but we do think both parks have their own unique charms:) How is that for diplomacy?

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

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  31. I have to agree the Portland one is a plant pot! How can it be a park without a tree big enough for dogs to use?

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  32. Parl, or small sitting area with some foliage I'd say! I did notknow Gizmo and Finn were having a park day willbe off to check it out! Thanks Molly, hope you guys are having a amazing day!

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  33. If they would let me be the spokesperson for the US (oh, if only they'd let me!), I would concede defeat. Hate to be disloyal to my homeland and all that, but if a person or a pup can't stand and at least turn around in it, it's not a park!

    Thanks for the tip about Park Day!

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  34. Hehehe, if that "park" in Portland is actually considered a park, then I have a couple in the backyard that could compete for the Guinness record!!! ;-D At least the one in the UK has a bench, some grass, and a fence!

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  36. We have to vote for yours. Anyone can make a pot plant into a 'park', but yours has more of a real park quality to it!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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  37. I think our dog park is the smallest! Love Dolly

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  38. Very interesting, didn't know about our park here in the states that is so small. I think you look beautiful on that log. Have a great day.

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  39. Gosh, we'd love to have an off lead run in Prince's Park. Ahhh to stretch our legs and gallop around would be wonderful. We love them both. Wonder if Portland's park gets much peemail? No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

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  40. Our Mama and Dad used to live in Portland, OR and she have seen that little "park". She always thought it was just a planter in the middle of the street. We have a park here that is about 12' X 12'but your little park is cuter. We vote for your park Molly.

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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  41. MOL! Sorry Molly but I have to say the Portland park is so funny and cute that it would get my support ;-)

    Thank you very much for your wishes for Milou. It is very appreciated. I hope you are better yourself!

    Purrs

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  42. Ooh Molly! estava com saudades de vim aqui!!!
    Obrigada pelo seu carinho e atenção!!!

    Beijos e maravilhosa quinta-feira!!!!

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  43. LOL - I still don't know where you hear about this stuff Molly... sounds like a silly thing to me!

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  44. Okay, the one in Portland can barely be classified as a planter, let alone a park. Wrigs could pee on the entire Portland "park" in one quick lift of the leg.

    Susan and Wrigs

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  45. ahhh... that Portland one is SILLY!

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  46. Hi Molly,
    Portland Park is really a cake sone one lost on the way home!

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  47. Hey Molly,

    I couldn't even fit in the park in Portland, though I can manage to pee on it!! Tee Hee

    Wags to all,

    Your pal Snoopy :)

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  48. We might be yankees, but that pot isn't very much for us to brag about. We would drown it if we did our morning pee!

    We would rather have your smallest park. :)

    Shelle, Milo, Dixie and Newby,
    http://simpaticodreams.blogspot.com/

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