October 1st 2009 2:48 pm
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Mom is behind again in my diary. She has been working very hard to get her business going as well as work full time at her old job. After next week she will be cutting her hours down at the other job to 2 days per week. She just got a new client today!
Last Saturday we went to the Farmer's Market like usual. We took the car because daddy had to go to the bank after. It was a beautiful day so after mom and dad shopped, they put the food in the trunk of the car and took me for a walk by the river. There is a little park near the river and where the Farmer's Market is. To get to the park you have to walk through a parking garage. I was fine with the garage, but daddy wanted me to walk down some stairs. I planted myself firmly on all four legs and refuse to move. Mom and dad encouraged me, but there was no way I was going down those stairs. Daddy finally gave up and we had to walk around through the garage to get to the park. It is a small park but it is fenced in. I got to go off my lash for a bit while mom and dad sat on the bench. On the way back to the car mom and dad tried to get me to walk up the stairs! Humans just don't learn. I don't do stairs!!! Then mom suggested we take the elevator! I had no idea what an elevator was. Mom pushed a button and the door opened. Daddy led me into a very small room and then the door closed. Mom pushed another button inside and the darndest thing happened! The whole room started to move! I could feel the floor move under my paws! I wasn't scared exactly, but I was a bit confused. The room stopped moving and then a door on the opposite wall where we entered opened. I was in another place! Talk about strange.
Later in the day we went to Especially For Pets to buy food and cookies. They were having some kind of dog fair! Mom and dad had no idea they were having a fair that day. We just sort of stumbled upon it. A dog was coming out of the store and flipped out on his owner. A lady from the store helped him to calm down. Mom and dad kept me far away from the dog. I did get some free cans of dog food and some yummy bison treats. That was good. Mom also bought me this incredible cookie and the biggest raw hide bone I had ever had. It took me 4 days to finish it!! After the pet store, mom and dad took me for a nice long walk. It was a very fun day- except maybe the elevator- I'm still not quite sure what happened.
Sunday was wet and rainy. Greyhound Adventures was cancelled and it was too far away any way. Mom and dad went to something called church instead. When they got back, they started cooking in the kitchen. Sure enough, shortly after people started to come to the house. Everyone brought food. Mom called it a "pot luck". 11 people including mom and dad were there. The humans went around the room and introduced themselves. Mom introduced me to everyone like I was a human too. Some of the humans sat near my bed and petted me. I liked that. I wasn't too stressed out by it all and actually fell asleep.
Today, mom had off from her other job. She only had one dog walking client, so we went for a long walk down the river trail across the street. It was a nice, cool, Fall day and we didn't see or meet anyone else. I enjoyed my time with mom. Mom said that once she cuts down her time at the other job, we will have more time together. That will be nice.
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I rode an elevator too, once!
As soon as it started "up" I flattened myself onto the floor - I had NO IDEA what was happening!
I took it all in stride though :)
Always happy to hear your stories!
I didn't understand stairs for the longest time, either! It took me about a month of watching my humans do them every day before I tried them out- then you couldn't stop me...
An elevator sounds even scarier than stairs, though. You sure are brave, Isis.