September 20th 2010 7:36 pm
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My person and I have been on an adventure far, far away for many many many days. I've been working especially hard. So has my person.
We're staying at the den of my person's mother, who is slowly recovering from serious illness. This den is situated on the side of a mountain in Southern California. Don't ask me to point out the location. All I know is that it is many many many many many minutes over two days in our traveling den between our home den in the SF Bay area to this den in the mountains.
There are wild burros here and coyotes. I have yet to see any coyotes, but I listen to them sing every night and early morning. The burros pretend they don't notice me watching them as they wander past. I consider barking at them, but have so far settled for staring them down as they graze.
I've been so many new places I cannot remember them all. I've been to hotels, restaurants, hospitals, the ER, various doctor's offices, grocery stores and pharmacies. I've welcomed many new people to my person's mother's den: paramedics, visiting nurses, visiting physical therapists, UPS and FedEx delivery folks.
The den across the road is where my new friends Pamela and Jesus live. When they aren't in school, they help my person's mother water her garden and get her mail. I love them, especially Pamela. She's a natural dog person.
Our day still starts before the sun comes up over the mountains in the East. My person makes coffee and opens the windows and sliding glass doors to let in the cool air. I lie next to the door screen and look into the darkness while we listen to the burros and roosters greet the sun.
As soon as there is enough light to see, my person throws the ball for me up and down the dusty ground in the front portion of the property. Then I get to wander around and sniff the trails the rabbits have left since I last sniffed the place.
I work during the day in whatever capacity my person needs me. In the evening, she throws the ball for me again before my dinner. I am on the lookout for mischief after a brief post-dinner nap and have to be encouraged to settle down when it's time for bed.
We've seen our friend many times since we've been staying in this den. It's amazing how he finds us no matter where we go!
I have to go back to work. My person's mother isn't feeling well and my person needs me to work my magic for her.
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Ooof ooof, Iris! Mom was just talking about you today and wondering how you and your human are doing. Thanks for letting us know. OH, and RABBITS!!!! Tell your human to turn away while I whisper this...rabbits are the funnest thing in the world to chase...your human can look back now. Keep us posted on how things are going...your friend, Rethy.