August 7th 2012 1:48 pm
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Well let's see mom and dad loaded me up on Saturday morning and took me to Joyful Rescues Petfest 2012. As mom was pulling into her spot a lady said, there's one of my babies! Turns out it was Joni - my foster mom! I was soooooo happy to see her!! I leaned on her and was smiling my big smile! Then we walked around and a whole bunch of volunteers kept asking who I was... when mom said I was Army and now I'm Grunt I got loads and loads of hugs and kisses!! :):) A lady there, Erika, took pictures of me, me, mom, dad and Joni.. :) Mom's trying to get copies to post on Dogster! Then we took a tour to the pond. What mom and dad didn't know is that I LOVE the pond! I kept pulling mom on the lead. She stopped and let me settle down, and I took off again for pulling her on the lead. Mom was totally confused. But once we got to the pond, mom walked to the side and sploooshh!!! I jumped in! Mom and dad were shocked - they didn't know that I could swim, let along like the water. I didn't bother with the kiddie pool at home so mom gave it to Bootes. I swam for a good 20 minutes! :0 Then went back to the part, wet, cooled off and smiling like a fiend! :} Well dad was pretty tired, he went to the event with only 2 hours of sleep. So mom loaded me up and headed for the house. I was so exhausted I crawled into the crate and crashed! It was such a great day!!
On a sad note, I found out that one of my brothers was returned to the rescue. Turns out his mom and dad are divorcing and brought him back. Also learned that the rescue adopted 2 of my brothers together (not a common practice in any rescue) and they are fighting like crazy. I feel sad for my brothers but glad that I've got the best home of all! Also mom talked to the vet at Petfest. She's from my vet's office and very nice. Mom told her about my hips popping. She said to make an appointment and get me in for an X-ray. I'm going in on Monday. We'll see....
Then the next day mom and dad took us for a walk. Dad said there is a swimming hole just past the cemetery and through the woods. Well mom has seen the path and strange vehicles, but had no idea what was down there. Sure enough we walked down the path, Darcy was pretty brave I might add, and waaalaaa there was the creek with a swimming hole! It was soo cool! I jumped right in!! Darcy stayed on the bank, but I took a couple of laps! Mom was so shocked! She never knew I could swim! We got back to the house and we were all pooped from the busy weekend. I declared house nap time and climbed on moms lap. I slept 2 hours on her lap, she couldn't believe I was snoring! Got awake and went out to the playground. Mom threw my chuck-it ball and I picked it up and layed right down - still sleepy.
Yesterday mom gave me a bath after our walk. I don't mind baths, I get a wonderful massage! Me and Darcy chilled out while mom and dad were working in the basement. Mom put up the monster crate (it's huge!)and painted some walls. Dad was putting tile down in the kitchenette area. Mom said she was making the walls look like leather and that this was just the base color that next time she will glaze the walls. Should be interesting.
This morning we walked the other direction, I smelled something and my fur went up on my back. There was definately something in the woods. Mom could see that I was getting excited and we changed directions and headed for the mini-horses. Well, today is trash day, and critters come around. We finished our walk and I smelled something again. I ran out the doggie door and was barking my big boy bark. Man is it loud! Mom couldn't see anything but told me I was a good boy! I smelled something again later, before mom went to work. Maybe the bear is back, who knows...
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Glad you had fun. I love swimming too! It's the best sport to play.
Hoping you are ok with the hips Sweet Boy. At the very least your Brothers are back at the rescue... it couyld have ended better.. but far far worse too.
Hugs for you.
sounds like a great weekend, seems like you might get some more swimming in now too.