A New Beginning
September 19th 2009 5:24 pm
[ Leave A Comment | 3 people already have ]
We walked to the Farmer's Market this morning. Mom said it is good for my socialization. I don't know why, but everytime I go there, a lot of people want to pet me. All these hands reaching out to me. It scares me. Mom was talking to a whole group of people about me. She tried to keep my stress level down by taking me away from any crowds. I appreciate that. Mom says the more I get out, the more comfortable I will be. I am getting better all the time. Mom says I can go at my own pace and she never forces me to meet people. After the Farmer's Market we went back home to put the food away. Our neighbor was having a yard sale. Mom noticed that she was trying to sell some nice comforters and blankets. She asked our neighbor if she would be willing to donate them to Greyhound Friends in Hopkington. They are always looking for blankets and comforters for bedding in the kennels. Our neighbor said "Yes". Mom put them in the trunk of the car and we got in. We stopped off at the pet store first and got food. I got a cookie and a new rawhide bone! I love going to the pet store. I am totally relaxed there. It is much more fun than the Farmer's Market. After the pet store, we went to Greyhound Friends. Louise Coleman runs it. She is very nice and loves greyhounds. She was very happy to get the blankets and comforters. Daddy asked if I could run in the big fenced in yard they have there. Louise said "Sure!" Daddy asked if there was a greyhound that would like to play with me. Louise brought out Brutus. He was very handsome. We liked each other a lot. We went into the yard and started to play. Mom was walking and watching us. She wasn't paying attention to where she was walking. Her foot fell into a deep hole and she fell down! Mom thought her ankle was broken. Luckily it is only a bad sprain. Daddy had to help her up from the ground. At first she couldn't get up! Brutus and I were just having too much fun to notice. I just thought that Mommy was tired. Mommy hobbled around afterward. She let us finish our play session and Daddy went to get us water. Mommy said she wished we could have taken Brutus home with us. I would have like that too. Mommy said maybe someday I can have a brother or sister. That would be nice. Mommy is resting now. She is wearing an ankle brace and put ice on her foot. Mommy is sorry, but she doesn't think we can go to Greyhound Adventures tomorrow because she can't walk very well. I understand. We can go next week if mom feels better. Daddy took me for my evening walk tonight. Mommy is walking very slowly. I'm happy with my new bone. I have been chewing on it for several hours now.