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Love Is Everywhere: The Dog Park Love Story

Tiffany met her husband, Tom, thirty years ago in a dog park. The fun part is after thirty years; they continue to go to the same park to play with their dogs.

Bassey BY
3 min readMar 20, 2023

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Love is everywhere. Open your eyes, ears, and heart for a relationship surprise.

Tiffany met her husband, Tom, thirty years ago in a dog park. The fun part is after thirty years; they continue to go to the same park to play with their dogs.

I moved to a new city without friends or family. It was not easy, but my dog helped. I was grateful I paid more for my dog to travel with me. Back then, it was cutthroat to put a dog in an airplane. I’m glad things have changed, and it is now relatively easy to fly your dog.

One Friday after work, I walked my dog to the nearby park and met other dog owners. Afterward, I saw a stranger wearing khaki dress pants and a pink long sleeve starched shirt. I remember that day and a pink shirt; he still has that shirt in his closet.

I hadn’t seen the pink-shirt man in the park before that day. He was walking and minding his own business. I looked at his pink shirt, and he seemed familiar, as if I had known him for a long time. I started to debate if I should say hello or not. He walked past me again and again. The fourth time, he stopped and asked, “Can I share a seat.” He pointed to the bench next to mine. “Yes, of course,” I replied with a killer smile. In those days, the park had two small benches and a small panic table.

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He quickly introduced himself as Tom. That started our friendship, which lasted about seven months before our first date at a pizza place near my apartment. I can still remember our first date, which lasted for about three hours, and we were thrilled we met each other.

We married a year later and have been together for three decades. What about the dog park? We still go there with our dogs. The…

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Bassey BY

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