What's better than being a golf course dog? Every now and again at a public golf course you see a dog that somehow came to live at that course. He, or she, can be seen running along side the mowers and among the workers on the course. You can see them having the time of their lives, and when I see it, it warms my heart. All that space, cool grass, air, and friends - for that lucky dog.
There was a dog that lived on a course in Columbia Station I have played before, (Creekwood) but it was years ago. I used to see him running alongside the big fairway mowers. I am sure he slept well at night, probably in the cart barn, or the maintenance shed. I also remember a great dog at Sugarbush in Garrettsville in Portage County that roamed the clubhouse early in the morning, and then watched us all play the 18th hole from the cool grass later that morning!
I'm thinking those dogs fell on hard times, and somehow hit the jackpot when some bighearted golf course workers decided to make them their own. I recently learned of a dog named Dewey that passed away this week at Bob-O-Links in Avon (Lorain County) and it moved me enough to write this. He was a part of the landscape there for about 11 years. He was such a part of the course, they posted this pic on Facebook to announce his passing. What a great life!
Photo Courtesy of Bob-O-Links Facebook Page
Sleep well Dewey.
And Speaking Of Dogs!