June 18th 2011 7:02 pm
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Yesterday we spent most the day home. Mom had to work a little, take care of Justin, who did not want to get off mom's lap, and we had to do nothing.
At some point, when mom was over-Justin-ed, we got in the car and drove off. We had no idea where we wanted to go, so we drove a round a little at first. Luckily we passed the Fort Funston on the way :o) Mom stopped for a really, as it turned out, neat walk. We met a few of our pals and went down to the beach. We spent hours there. Not only did we swim and eat crabs, we also did agility with thriftwood, and obedience stuff. At the beach! It was actually fun to all our surprise. When we were all tired, we walked back, got in the car and headed home to Mr Justin and Miss Jarah. They were happy to see us and blabla-ed all evening. Oh meow.
When mom went to bed, we gathered around her and made her happy. Not that she had a whole lot of room, no, but that's not important, right? When dad came home late at night, we had even less room. Well, the humans had less room. Nevertheless it was cozy and cuddly.
This morning we got up early, had our breakfast and got in the car. Dad took us into the city for some breakfast. It was really nice. We met several of our doggie pals and human pals. Also the officers were there, too.
We did not stay long, because apparently we had an agenda...... Dad found us parking in the North Beach area of the city. Oh man - the North Beach festival is this weekend! Thanks dad, what a surprise :o) We love it there. This year we went to the Blessing of the Animals in the Shrine of Saint Francis church on Vallejo and Columbus. So many dogs and one cat came for the blessing. This year Father Gregory did the blessing. He even wanted to pose with us for a picture! Unfortunately mom forgot the real camera and only got the cell phone.. Better then nothing.
We were invited to sit on the benches so we could see better! How nice is that? People petted us, dog sniffed us, we played, some dogs woofed, others growled, some sang and some snored. Jolanda and I were lucky, though, we got all the love. Apparently many people, who came to this event love ACDs. Also there were professional photographers and I think a TV guy, who loved taking photos of us. We have no idea who those people were, but hope mom and dad can find out for us, so we can show you videos and photos.
We took a few and a few videos, too. Mom carried me to the altar and dad carried Jolanda. The father knew us and called us by our names! Jolanda - oh man.. Jolanda even licked the blessing stick. She thought it was a lolly pop or something. Father Gregory offered for her to drink the water. He said that it can't hurt :o) That's true. Jolanda is blessed inside and outside. When he blessed me, he took my face into his hand after he waved his blessing wand. He told me that god loves me. I thought that was really nice. He said I am a wise and old soul. Heard that before.. However, it was lovely and people were wonderful and had a good time. Father Gregory has a good humor, too. He made the church laugh a lot :o)
After the ceremony we went on a walk to check out the festival. It was cramped. Wow. So many people.
There will be another blessing tomorrow in the same church at 2pm! If you want to attend, go early. We got there at 1:30pm and it was filling up already. It's worth the visit.
There will be a blessing in one of the Synagogues in SF and one interfaith blessing ceremony with all sorts of religions. I like the idea.. a lot.
We will let you know when time comes.
Yesterday I wrote about the Pet Pride Parade, right? Well, mom registered to walk the parade with the ACC, not getting the part that we are actually walking the PRIDE Parade, not the PET Pride Parade *duh* Oh man. Mom.......
This is how it went:
ACC - anyone wants to join in to walk the Pride Parade on the 26th? etc.ect....
mom - totally, me! (first in line, right?)
ACC - great! Come to the safety something meeting to go through a parade safety training and then happy walking. (Those were not the exact words, but just so you get the idea)
Hershey - Parade? Where, when? Why do you know?
mom - cause I am with the ACC (brag) *rolling eyes*
mom - *awakening* ohoh, not PET Pride, real Pride...... so we read the ACC email again and realized that mom's eagerness and excitement totally overshadowed the fact that mom signed up for the "wrong" event *grins*
Well, now you know.....
Here we go - look out for us at the Pride Parade on the 26th in SF! Maybe we will end up on TV? uhhhh how exciting :o)
Well, we always wanted to go, but haven't made it. I think this year we will get a really good view! (and I suppose there will be naked people again! Sophie - you know the drill..)
OK, here is the correct date for the PET Pride Parade, which we will be attending, too. It's October 30th at the Golden Gate Park on the Sharon Meadows. We have no flyer or official announcement yet, but we will let you know once it's out :o)
that's it for now, mom and dad and Jolanda have to get ready for the Symphony!
June 17th 2011 9:37 am
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Oh man. Justin is back. Not that this is not a good thing - it's wonderful! Only............. he is soooo annoying! He thinks he is ready to go outside doing his cat stuff. But he isn't! He is way too skinny and needs to gain a good 7 pounds or more. Also he is still healing, you know? But now that he is treated for all sorts of stuff, he wants to go. Justin is a wildcat of some sort. He is very unhappy indoors and lets us know on a very regular basis. He paces around in the house all day and talks and complains and hisses and acts like a kook. Right now he is standing next to mom's ear on the armchair and very loudly meows into her ear. His tail is like a whip and his eyes are very tensed. He is still Mr Sweet, but really wants for mom to open that door. Mom is hard core and does not open it for nothing. She is a push over, but not in this case.
Mom just placed Justin on her lap and he calmed down. No more meowing.. Good. He is still tired, but does not want to admit ;o)
This morning he ate an entire can of his super cat food. Jarah ate her kibbles. Both the cats prefer the kibbles over wet food. Weird. I like the wet cat food a lot and know that Jolanda would break the law to get a bite or three, too.
Mom is happy to have the boy back. We all are. Also the makers of Zyrtec are, because mom needs to use their product regularly now as long as the cat is inside. You know mom has cat allergies..... It's fine, though, because it's for a good cause.
Ok, back to Jolanda and me. Yesterday was all about the boy. Nevertheless we had a really good time on all our walks. I even got to carry my ball :o) That is always such a treat. Also we met Chewy. Chewy is a Rottie, who lives in SF. Her dad is an artist and likes to come talk to mom and dad. He is very nice and so is Chewy. She has a muzzle! Not in the conventional way, no, she uses a muzzle to carry her tennis ball! How cool is that?
Then all of a sudden a lot of bikes came around the corner.. Everyone on their bikes were naked!! Yes, naked. This is so SF. They were on their way to the Giant's game. I am positive they did not let them in, but well.. The Giant's have naked fans. No wonder - their prices are so high, you got to make a choice. Tickets or clothes ;o)
We took a few pictures here and there and a few videos. Have fun:
Today we will stay home in the morning and go for a beach trip in the afternoon. Mom is doing laundry and stuff and cleans the house so Mr Justin will have a clean house. He has allergies when there is dust in the house. Kind of funny - he is literally allergic to being inside the house.. Smart guy.
Tomorrow we are going to the Symphony and Sunday to an A's game! I don't know, who is going - either Jolanda or me. We will see. Jolanda said that she wanted to go to the Symphony - fine with me.. I find Symphony lame and therefor I *sigh* loudly once in a while during the performance ;o) Whereas baseball is just right. I get to watch the game while I am working - can't get any better :o)
There is something else on Sunday, but I forgot..
Next week Sunday we are going to the Pet Pride Parade here in SF in the GGP. We are going to help the shelter :o) It's going to be fun. We have been going for years. I think since the first time.
Oh - on Wednesday Jolanda and mom are going to the Zoo!! Some of our SD pals and us are going to meet up for a Zoo day :o) I am sure they will have a splendid time.
Other than that we are all good, Justin is complaining again and pretending to be a tiger in a cage..
Happy woofs to everyone :o)
oh, I forgot to mention that Jolanda, Justin and I all slept on top and around mom that night. Mom was complaining here and there, but it did not phase us. It was comfy and warm :o)
June 13th 2011 9:51 pm
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today we printed out many many flyers and distributed them all over town, put them in lots of mailboxes and spoke to neighbors. People seem to really care and want to help. We walked all over town for hours and to the police department and the civic center, too. They all helped out big time. Inbetween all the searching we always came home for a rest.
We also drove to the shelters and checked out more than 300 cats! None. One looked just like Justin but had white feet and did not answer when mom called him. He was cute, but not Justin.
We left sad. On the way home, mom and us stopped for a walk along the Bay. It was beautiful. We needed to take a break with the worrying. The walk was pretty and we could forget for a "moment".
Back home then, mom and us went on the compute for a little. Later we walked the trail behind the house again, where I tried to locate the boy. Nothing. No trace, nothing. It's really strange. I always, really always find him! This time there was nothing.
At some point dad came home. We did some fun stuff. He went hiding and we had to find him. That's our absolute favorite game. We play it to keep practicing the "go get daddy" task. That's the one we need to do when mom needs help. I am really good at it and understand that "go get daddy" does not necessarily mean to get him specifically.
The game was fun. Jolanda totally enjoyed it, too. She works with the nose on the ground and I got mine up in the air. I am usually faster than Jolanda :o)
Finally we had dinner. After dinner, dad and I went on the trail again to look for the boy. That's what we have been doing for days now. Our neighbors reported back. Two claimed they saw him yesterday evening, but it did not make sense.. He would not walk around in front of our house and not come in. We think it was the stray girl cat that looks like Justin, only her grey is a little bluer..
Now we are all inside, the girl cat had her weekly super brush, which she loves. She looks nice and silky again :o)
We are still waiting but have a bad feeling.
We love you Justin and you lots of support from our dogster pals.
Woofs to you..
June 11th 2011 2:29 pm
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Today, mom checked our anal sacs and decided that we needed a squeeze. With me she has to do it sometimes. Not often, just two or three times a year. Mom and dad can easily detect whether it has to be done or not. I have a metallic, foul odor coming from my butt and other dogs seem to like it and attach their noses to my behind *geez*
When we came home just a few min ago, mom and dad went on their knees, I lifted my tail and mom did an external squeeze. I let out a big *sigh*, cause it feels so good. What a relief. When I still smell after a day, she does an internal squeeze, which is ok, too, but more invasive. Mom squeezed Jolanda's sacs, too, but she was fine and had nothing. I had a lot shoot out of my butt though. It's so disgusting, I even find it gross.
When it was done, I did my happy dance, mom and dad cleaned me up and gave us treats :o) Now I am happy and hang out in my bed *sigh* nice when your people do this stuff for us, right?
Many years back, mom used to help the vet in the town she comes from. Mom said she taught her all sorts of stuff with the horses and goats and cats and dogs and cows and pigs. Less with the pigs, but enough for her exposure to them nowadays, which is zero *grins* The things mom learned come in handy, because it saves lots of vet expenses.. Dad is a really good assistant, too. I think he is the best, cause we can bury our heads in his chest or arms :o)
Yesterday we all went to Stanford. Mom, Jolanda and I walked the campus for 4 hours! We even got to swim in the fountain. It was crowded. Kids were in the fountain with me, splashing me, which I loooove. Many people took videos of Jolanda and me playing. Mom in the mean time was interviewed by two police officers about our training. They were taking a break, drinking their coffees at the fountain. Mom said that it's the breed, they have to tell us, not her. But the officers said that having a disposition is only one side of the medal and that even the most gifted people have to practice and learn in order to become really good. True. So, mom said "thank you for the compliment",blushed and fell into silence. We think it's funny when mom blushes. She looks a little helpless there :D
I was busy in the fountain with the kids. The officers asked many questions. Once they were done, they did some splashing for me until they finished their coffees and off they went. We had a magnificent time in the "pool".
The campus was so crowded, because it's graduation weekend. All the family members, friends and what have you are here to join in their kids' graduation celebrations.
After all the fun we went to pick up dad and headed to our friend who has the chicken and the pool. His family was there, too! We had a graduation BBQ with him :o) Guess what? We got some potato salad and our dinner :D *yum* Other than that we were tired, got cuddles and stole a few rawhides from the Schipperke, who comes to visit once in a while. They were really good. The family really liked us and told us a lot about their two dogs. Mom and dad liked their stories. The dogs sound like two fun Marleys ;o)
Other than that we are ok and will go to the actual graduation tomorrow. Our friend will wear a robe and one of these funny hats, too! We will try to take a few photos..
Happy woofs to you all and have a good weekend.
June 10th 2011 8:16 am
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Yesterday was a fabulous day. The weather here in our little town was perfect and really warm. Everywhere around us was fog or light rain. How weird is that? Telling you - micro climate..
We got up in the morning, did some stuff here at home and then got in the car. Mom took us - guess where?? - to the beach!!!! That was so amazing, we could not believe it.
You know I could not go for 10000 weeks, because of my limp. Mom stuck to the plan and did not let me run or play or do anything except walking and trotting.
But yesterday was the day :D At first I had to stay on a leash, because I always run down the beach with Jolanda pretending we are faster than light. Mom did not want that. I was a bit confused about the leash arrangements but after 10 min I could go off leash. Mom was really happy herself. She missed being at the beach with both of us. Jolanda really missed it, too. She was so excited and bounced around me the entire time I was on leash. Awkward girl.. Mom and Jolanda are friends again, btw ;o)
My sister and I had a splendid time, though. We met a few other dogs, but only few, because of the weather. But over time the weather got better at the beach and the sun came out.
At some point we saw a bunch of seagulls. We don't like seagulls. Well, mom does not like them. They were killing something. Mom chased them away and went to check. They had caught a live crab and started taking it apart already. Usually mom takes the intact crabs back in the water, but this one was already too injured. Jolanda went to check and decided that it was perfect for her to keep safe. She ATE the whole thing! It's so disgusting. I hate the wobbly stuff and only eat dried out crabs. But she totally enjoyed it. Mom took a video. When mom weighed - gulls or Jolanda, she sided with Jolanda and let her have it. Only watch if you don't mind moving crabs (remember, they have no central nervous system):
Yikes, my sister is so gross..
But well, she is just a dog ;o)
We spent a good 3 hours at the beach and walked very far. Back home we were tired but really happy.
Later, after dinner, we went on another walk at the Marina, where we spent two hours of just walking in silence, along the water in the beautiful late day sunlight. It's so magical.
We met three idiot guys who used the Bay as their golf practice ground. They kept "shooting" balls into the water! It's really dangerous for ocean creatures, you know? Seals eat them, thinking they are eggs or something. Also Rays and Sharks. It's not good. They did not care at all. They said that mom had no idea "about sports for rich people". We told mom that they were idiots and moved on.
Then we went to Trader Joe's to get some spinach. Jolanda and mom went. This Trader is so nice, whenever we are done shopping, they open a register for us so we don't have to wait in line. Mom always blushes, but they insist. That is super nice. Jolanda told me that they did it again.
Finally we got home, made dinner and went to bed right after dad came back from work. We were in bed at about 9:00pm already! Can you imagine? I thought it was a brilliant idea ;o)
Happy woofs to you all. Today we will go to a graduation party - can't wait!
June 7th 2011 11:31 am
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Remember when I wrote about mom and dad's anniversary (days)? Well, the one where they got married in church, finally came on the 5th, which was Saturday? Or Sunday? Mom said it was on Sunday. Not only that, Jarah our cat celebrated her 8th birthday, too! We sang to her, I barked at her and later she took off to celebrate with her cat pals outside. She has two. One is a red fluffy mean one and the other one is sweet June. Justin came along, too but did not want to spend his day with the cat girls.. He had better stuff to do - hunting for mice.
We had a very special day. At first we got up and dad took mom for a very nice breakfast in the city. We went with them! We automatically anniverse, too, you know? We spent a long time hanging out at the breakfast place. It was really nice and sunny. After the breakfast, we went on a really nice walk. Then we did a city trip! That was great. We all looove discovering the city over and over again. We drove to the best places in the city, took a few photos even, which are on dad's camera right now. But we will download them soon. We spent all day outside.
At some point dad had to get some groceries, though. We were all very smart. Dad went to the Rainbow Grocery so mom could spend some time with the shelter dogs :o) She just walked them and had fun and did nothing but love them. Another person was there, too and she hung out with mom together with her dogs. All was mellow and nice. When we came to pick her up, mom introduced dad to everyone and showed him the animals. Mom's favorite dogs finally all went to rescues! How cool is that?
WE stopped one more time at the Stern Grove where we met Dakota, a huge Tamaskan. They look like wolves but are known to be the best tempered dogs and most gentle breed there is. They are great! Mom and dad spoke to his mom and dad for a while. It turns out that Dakota is on his way to becoming a Service Dog! He is perfect. What a fine guy. He and Jolanda hit it off right away and had a splendid time. I hung out next to mom watching them and greeting the little dogs. Dakota's humans and mom are in touch. Hope we will see them again, soon.
Then we drove home, dad did his magic cooking and then had to work from home. I think it is fascinating. He can be in his lab while he is not in his lab only by being on his computer. He can do a lot of work this way. This is so very fascinating. Mom and us watched some Tatort, which is a German crime show on TV. Fun :o)
On Monday we spent all day, I repeat, all day at home! Jolanda and I hung out outside on the driveway and mom did her cleaning stuff and laundry. Boy that is always so lame. In the evening mom had mercy and we drove to the Giant's stadium. They were warming up and we went to watch them from the standing room. Mom had us sit outside the gate to wait, but as you know, we are so sneaky :D Well, all of a sudden a player started flirting with (what mom thought) mom. Mom was a tid bit irritated by that but well. He kept winking and eventually he said "you are so freakin' cute!" Mom goes "huh?" and he pointed at me! Yes, you heard me right, at me! I was standing there, right next to mom wagging my tail like a rotor. I really liked the fact that they were playing ball. Mom did not like the fact that I again sneaked in. Mom is way too serious.. People playing baseball, what would you have done?? I ended up saying hi to 2 Giants and 3 Washington Nationals players. They were super nice and cuddled me through the fence. One tried to give me a baseball through the fence, but could not find a hole. The gate guy had no key either, so I had to leave without a ball :( All that flirting for nothing *sigh* But well, these guys were nice, no one was upset and Jolanda held her position outside the gate like a star. That was not that hard, because we were only a few feet away from her and she could see us. Bragger. She got the praise and I the mean mom look, which is a joke to be quite frank, but I pretended to at least feel a little remorse ;o)
Then we moved on and walked along the Embarcadero. It was great. All these baseball fans, police, tourists, dogs, everyone was there. We had a splendid time. After a few hours we drove back home. Dad came home, too and even brought our food! That was neat. We had been out of food for one day and had to eat fresh stuff and fish! That does not sound to bed, does it?
This morning we got a message from a friend that someone is going to ask us for assistance with the training for a Service Dog. The person has Epilepsy and mom knows how to help. Mom is excited. More later :o) Mom likes helping with task training challenges.
Happy woofs to you all!
June 3rd 2011 7:56 am
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I am diary pick today!! This is so exciting :o) Thank you Redford, Zaidie and Pepper for letting me know before I got to the dogster email!
I am still doing the no running and stuff routine. It's ok, because mom takes me on nice walks all over the place. At least I get to see stuff.
Yesterday morning mom and I went on a walk. She and Jolanda had to go some place, which was not disclosed to me. Mom said it would make me sad. It turned out that Jolanda went to pick up our pal Anya and drove around the city with her. Eventually they ended up at the Crissy Field!!!! Mom did not have to tell me at all. When Jolanda came in the door, I checked her out from top to bottom, howled and wagged my tail really hard. I knew what they did, I could sniff every inch of the trip!
Right after they got back, mom asked Jolanda to hang in, because we had to go on a Jojo walk. Jolanda was cool with it, because she was tired and happy.
Mom and I drove to the Marina! I walked off leash but was not allowed to walk faster than a slow trot. I did as mom told me so I would not end up on leash. The walk was great! We spent a good hour walking and some more time cuddling in the sun. I met one of my little pals, who ran over to say hi to me. I had to lay on the ground and not bounce. The little guy thought it was great. This way he was bigger than me ;o)
After the walk we went home, got our dinner and waited for dad. He had to work late :o(
Guess what? Yesterday was mom's and dad's wedding anniversary and they forgot. Grandma called to congratulate, which made mom clear her voice quietly :D But mom and dad have two anniversaries - this one was for when they got married in the city hall. The other one is on the 5th where they got married in church. At least now they know now and won't forget ;o) They have been married since '99 and together since '93. How cool is that?
Happy woofs mom and dad and happy woofs for you all, too :o)
May 29th 2011 7:36 pm
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Finally mom figured out how to get the videos from her phone onto Picasa..
Here they are :o)
May 29, 2011
Nothing major, just some fun stuff.
This morning we drove to the cafe for some breakfast. That was good. We met our friends, too! We did not park far away, because of my leg. The Rimadyl helps me a lot, but I have to take it easy. Leash walking is lame, really..
Then after the cafe we drove around in the city. We gave up at some point, though, because of all these events. We decided to drive over to the shelter, so mom could work some and dad, too. We spent time with dad while mom worked with the dogs.
She was happy, because one of the dogs she has been working with has improved tremendously. He used to bark at everyone and everything he saw. He struggled a lot when putting on a harness. So mom started from "scratch". Now he is able to walk on leash nicely, walk by things and people without saying a word but instead looking at mom and wagging his funny little tail. That is amazing. The carnival is in town and he was great inbetween all those people and the music.
He was fabulous. He even enjoyed being photographed by some carnival-ers. Mom is very proud of him.
There is a new furry girl, her name is Sophie, she is some ACD mix - some Shar Pei and something else :o) She is a good girl and fun to work with.
Dad and us picked mom up later, we did some grocery shopping. First dad went to Trader Joe's and mom and I walked around in the neighborhood. Then later, Jolanda went to Target with mom and dad. I waited in the car, which was ok.
Finally we drove back home where we got some dinner and dad made the human dinner. Now all are working and Jolanda and I are hanging out next to the heat. Nice.
Tomorrow mom has to go to work and dad works from home. Later we will go to the A's and NYY game. Well, again, Jolanda will go *huff*
That's about it for now.. Woofs to you all :o)
May 26th 2011 9:09 pm
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*dang* I got hurt. We went to the Fort Fun today, which was really cool. I was running and swimming for a ball and all of a sudden, after a few min, my right front leg started limping. I think I tripped or overstretched it maybe. Boy, I hate being hurt. Mom said something about leash walks only, now. That does not sound right, does it?
Well, at home mom checked and nothing seems fractured or something. She massaged it for a good hour, which felt great :o) My limping is a bit better, but only a bit. Let's hope it's nothing big - we have had enough of the "big" stuff..
At least we got to go to the shelter with mom. We saw all the dogs mom worked with. We thought they were cool.
Mom taught one of the dogs, his name is Socks, to jump into her arms on command. That was fun. He is very smart and understood after 3 tries!
Then mom worked with Sammy - what a sweet sweet and fun fellow. His big pads are worn unfortunately, so mom had to stay on the grass. I think he was a stray and walked a lot before he came to the shelter. Fine dog.
Then mom and Bella came out. We love Bella. I think she is the finest dog on this planet. Her nose is super good and I think she would make a really good sniff dog. No kidding. Hope hope hope someone will come for her soon. She needs someone to share her gentleness with.
Then we drove to pick up dad from the train station. That was nice :o)
Now we are home and I am hanging out next to mom with my hurt leg *sigh*
May 26th 2011 9:31 am
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So far the week has been good to us.
On Monday morning we were not really eager to get up as far as I remember. Mom was up, though and did some typing and cleaning the house and doing dishes and stuff. Around noon, Jolanda, mom and I got in the car, because we had to go to the vet. I had to go *dang* Jolanda went with, but only because of the cookies. Dad waited for us at the office :o) I like that.
We are super well behaved at the vet office. I figured that the less I fuzz, the faster I am out of there and the more cookies I get. Well, I always get bunches of cookies one way or another. Remember when we had this bad experience at the vet? Well, ever since mom lets the vet staff do everything in the room with mom together. She holds us and places us, etc. That is very soothing and makes life so much easier at the vet. I am good in the back room and easy to handle, too, but feel more comfortable and relaxed with mom doing the work. She is my mom and I know she will make sure all is fine. In Germany they don't take the dogs from you. They do all treatments in the room, except x-rays or surgeries.
Well, this time they were supposed to take urine from my bladder *yikes* Mom held me in her arms, I had my face buried in her side and mom cuddled me while they put a needle in my tummy. I held really still and did not even flinch :o) Then I jumped up and did the happy dance with everyone, got loads of cookies and even more snuggles. My sister (chicken) she was under the chair the entire time! Not once did she come to the rescue. She came out when the cookies were out. Unbelievable. They checked my urine and all was well. No infection and nothing no more. Good.
Then mom and us drove over to the Point Pinole. I love this place so much. Point Pinole was Jolanda's first hike ever after she moved in with us. We met John there with his Golden, who is 10 months old. She is a fine girl. We had a good time on the hike, met a few dogs, the Rangers, a snake and played with the ball. After the hike we said bye, and did some more hanging out in the park. A guy with his Pit came along. The dog had the coolest harness on ever. It was custom made. Really neat. The humans chatted a little and we furries hung out in the sun, doing nothing besides being content and at ease.
After many hours at Pinole, we drove back home. Dad had to work the night, which was sad.
In the morning mom took us on a walk, we said by to Jolanda and got in the car. We went to the BART station, where I found the right platform with no hesitation. I have been there once about a year ago, so I remembered. On BART, to our surprise, people were really friendly even thought it was rush hour traffic. We got a seat and nice smiles, friendly words.. Last time we took BART people were rude and inconsiderate. Well, this time it was fine. Good :o) We got off in Berkeley. I knew we were picking up dad from his lab! So I trotted ahead, headed for campus. Dad met us half way :o) The walk from this particular station is far, but our favorite.
I was really happy to see dad. I could smell his car even before he was with us. We had to go back to the vet to pick something up. I rushed in the door - I know very well whether I have to see the Dr or just pick something up :o) We met a really cute Mastiff pup in the waiting area. He was my size and only 3 1/2 months old! While we were waiting I had a fun encounter with a giant reptile. It liked me apparently. I liked him, too. He needed some shots. I had no idea that reptiles could be affectionate. Well, this one sure was. Wow. As expected I got lots of treats and a few for take out.
Then we drove home, picked up Jolanda and proceeded to a cafe for breakfast. The day was still very young. Breakfast was great :o) After breakfast mom, dad and us got in the car again and drove all the way to Crissy Field!! Boy, that was fun. Dad was very tired, but we kept him going with the balls. We walked for a long time and played the entire way :o) At the bridge we met a SAR dog. We learned that they were looking for the missing girl. They found her bike at the bridge.. Hope she is fine and hope even more that they will find her. There were more teams all over the Presideo looking for her. Sending out love and thoughts.
On the way back we stopped for some grocery shopping. Dad was already asleep in the car..
Finally we got home and hopped right into bed. Nice day.
On Wednesday we went on a morning walk and then stayed home. We were both tired from all the stuff we did for the last few weeks. Mom and Anya's mom drove to the new dogster office in the city. Anya really wanted to go say hi, which she did. Mom said that the building is kind of secure and it took "a minute" to get to their office. It's very different from how it used to be, mom told us..
And there are so many more people! Mom met a little dog by the name Phebe - she was cute and mom cuddled with her the entire time. Mom said that she missed us and needed to compensate ;o)
The morning was nice.
Mom dropped Anya off at home and came to pick us up quickly. We had to go to the Fort Fun and meet another pal for a walk. We met the person a long time ago, when mom found a collar and dropped it off at their place. Ever since we meet at the Fort once in a while and walk around. This time all three of us, the collar dog, too, had to sit, wait for mom to throw the ball and then minutes later go find it. That was no problem with 3 exquisite noses :D This is our favorite game ever. We did this for a couple of hours. The humans chatted and we searched.
Finally we were happy and at ease, ready to go home for dinner. On the way to the car we met this little girl, who held on to my collar so I could get her up the hill. She was sweet and gentle. I really liked her and walked very carefully. On TV she saw someone ride a horse, so she pretended to ride me and kept saying "go doggie, go!" and then she let out giggles and squeals.. *sigh* kids.....
Back home we got our dinner and decided to not get up any more :o)
This morning we had breakfast and our walk. Mom is getting ready to go to the shelter soon.
Tomorrow mom and Jolanda have to go to the dentist, because mom chipped one of her teeth *yikes*.
Have a good rest of the week everyone..
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