Yesterday I went on my first car ride since being dogsat. I let the driver know I was a bit apprehensive through whining a new tune on occasion. When we pulled up to Pet Smart I knew I was sunk. All 11 lbs of me was shaking. Big dogs, little dogs, noise and me thinking why do I have to be here. Something about a beard and…well they call it a “sani” trim but it’s really a beard and bum. It took all my resolve to be brave but I was and when it was over I wasn’t shaking any more. Here you see one end being shaved. I didn’t think you’d be interested in seeing the other view.
When we got home I was exhausted and some disappointed in these humans for putting me through the trauma. I wasn’t interested in fetch or much of anything. I may have been down in the dumps after all that adrenalin pulsing through my body. (I think dog’s have adrenalin, don’t they?). I’m glad to say the day ended in joy when company came over for dinner!!! New humans to meet! I enjoy that. I behaved pretty well but in the end I was just plain tuckered from the day and fell asleep in front of them.
And a new day has dawned now. I am being asked to help clean up and do laundry but I’m thinking a nap is more my style. The weather is getting better but this morning it was still -25 with the wind. This morning I tried to convince the humans that I am a dog that doesn’t have any bodily functions. I can sleep on this sofa and cuddle into this blanket all day, I said. No need to take me out. But they did. Back inside, I plan to encourage domestic chores from my special spot in the house:
Squidge, mixed breed, champion napper