Sunday, August 23, 2009

Going home...

Yesterday I saw my first mom for the first time in over a year. Do you remember my first post when I talked about the girl who raised me from a puppy? Well, we went to see her yesterday and it was so nice! I got to see her, her mom and her sister. I also got to see my big sister, Fatima! She was also in the guide dog program but all she wanted was to be a big lap dog, so she left the program and went back to live with Mackenzie. It was so much fun!! We all went to Mackenzie's grandparents' house where we got to run, and play and wrestle. It was fun to see the goats and the ducks again and to race around the garden and see how big the pumpkins were. I hope we get to go back again real soon.

Thursday, August 6, 2009


I went swimming this weekend for the first time (I think)! Mommy and Daddy took me to see Mommy's sister in Ukiah, and we brought along Mommy's niece, Mackenzie, so she could see her cousin Katharine. I also got to see my "cousin" Lola, Katharine's dog. I've only met her once before and she's a lot of fun to play with.

We drove up to the Eel River and found a place where we could park and go down to the water. It was so pretty, even though the beach was mostly rocks. Everyone decided to go into the water because it was so hot. Lola went running into the water but I hadn't been in a river before so I decided to go a little slowly. Mommy and Daddy walked about halfway into the river and it was only up to a little above their knees. That's how tall I am....

When I went into the water, it felt strange. I didn't know I could walk through it so I tried to lift my paws out of the water with each step I took. After a while, though, I realized that it was okay to walk through it, and even run through it. Lola was swimming all over the place and she thought I was being very funny! Eventually, I figured out how to swim (they called it "dog paddling", I wonder why?) and it was really fun. I tried to pick up a stick from the ground and got water up my nose. Mommy laughed really hard when I sneezed!

I got cold after a while, so Mommy fixed up a towel for me where I could lie in the sun and rest. Daddy gave me some watermelon and that tasted so good!

Afterwards, we went back to the house for dinner, then Mommy and Daddy and I went to our hotel. They had a really comfortable bed and I was supposed to sleep on the floor. Don't tell anyone, but I slept on the chair instead and it was so nice. I hope we get to do this again really soon.