Druid is not a cold weather dog, in fact he hates it. Will absolutely refuse to go outside until he’s about to burst – so I made him a coat. I think he is happy now.
Today was full of excitement- must be the full moon- but I’m only going to tell you one story that happened.
My oldest is now living with us again and had a short work schedule so I allowed one of her dogs to stay home with my two. Percy, the tall -toothless- white borzoi is a good boy for the most part but I have had problems with him running into the highway or off to the DWR property behind our neighbors house so when I heard horns blaring this morning I panic. I was afraid one of the dogs was in the road but I found all three dogs laying in the living room.
I relaxed and returned to making my breakfast. Toasted banana bread with butter. I had just replaced the butter when I heard more honking and braking tires. This was not good. I noticed that my neighbor’s cow from across the street had gotten free and was playing frogger with the morning traffic. I dropped everything and rushed out to take care of it- which was fairly easier than we thought it would be.
When I returned into the house I was greeted by an unexpected sight. Druid was laying in the living room licking the carpet crazily, Hickory was sniffing around, and Percy was standing in the kitchen looking guilty. Instantly I thought I had lost my breakfast to the three opportunist but the bread was still sitting on the counter. What was missing? The stick of butter – and when I tried to replace it – the culprit stepped forward and drooled for more!
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised- his mother liked to do the same thing. (aka- my oldest daughter)
I didn’t get to post last night because I was worn out from panicking over my missing dog. Druid, my cuddle buddy and help-mate disappeared for hours right before bed. This is not like him, he usually tells us it’s time to go up at night and if we are into a show will leave and go to sleep without us! There are two things that boy won’t let you forget- food and sleep!
He returned home unharmed and ready for bed about 1 am. We have no idea what happened to him or where he was.
Just when you think that life is bad, someone else comes along and makes your problems seem docile.
Today I thought I would be dealing with my broken water line but instead ended up traveling out of town to help move a friend who was getting out of a violent relationship. It has been a very stressful day of travel, threats, police, packing and animals.
Fifteen hours since this all started and we are finally able to sleep soundly in our hotel rooms.
Except for all the voices in my head and my dog who is snoring.
Still without air conditioning and living in a swimsuit. I thought about getting a kiddie pool and bringing it inside the house but Dirk reminded me that the dogs would join me, so that shot that idea down.