Home, home on the range,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging word,
And the skies are not cloudy all day. ~ lyrics from the poem ‘My Western Home’ by Brewster Higley
SO SLEEPY. After my big day yesterday, I just kept on sleeping in bed, even after my mom and dad got up. That has never happened before EVER. Maybe it’s because I like sleeping in the bed?
But breakfast beckoned, so I finally jumped off the bed. Then my mom took me to romp on the meadow again, followed by a walk around the Old Baldy Club golf course. We met a pretty Dallas dog named Bella, who was very friendly. She was an apricot colored, curly haired fluffy sort of dog. Our moms both made a date to meet again at the Puppy Camp later this week.
After that LONG walk, I lolled on the screen porch, just enjoying the cool breezes while my mom read a book. Dad was out doing something called “fishing”.
Then Mom took me to play downstairs with our black Lab friends, Jules and Fenwick. Fenwick had a toothache, and wasn’t feeling very well. His mom thought that I might cheer him up, and I think I did take his mind off his troubles a little bit. Wherever I went to the bathroom, good old Fenwick hauled himself up and went there, too. What a copy-dog!
Afterwards, my mom and I had a quiet afternoon, and because it rained, we just stayed in our room. It was so nice to catch up on our beauty sleep! The rain made it so cold outside; I really liked that breeze that blew through the screen door.
Score! I got another new bone to chew on tonight while my mom and dad went out AGAIN. But I kept wondering why they didn’t want to have that man just deliver their dinner up to our room every night? Oh well, that bone was enough to make me forget about them for a little while.
They did eventually return, and we had another restful sleep, altogether in that big bed. I think I loved that more than just about anything.
Once again, when morning dawned, my mom took me on another morning romp in the meadow. Then she took me on walk along a trail that wound around the perimeter of the OBC. It was more like a path through the wilderness as opposed to a stroll through civilization (i.e. golf course). There were sure some interesting things to sniff, thanks to all the different flowers and wildlife around here (deer, foxes, chipmunks, snakes, etc.). I’ve never smelled such things before!
Then we walked up to where our house will be built, and met one of our new neighbors. She said that she would be bringing her dogs to Puppy Camp tomorrow, too, so that just made me look forward to it even more!
But the most amazing thing about meeting this new neighbor is that (long story short) her son lives on our street back in Houston! He lives just two houses away from us. I like his dog, Max, and I just knew that I would like his mom’s dogs, too! My mom kept saying, “it’s such a small world.”
My mom also said that I was helping her to make new friends, because everyone we met stopped to greet us and exclaim about how I prance like a pony when I walk. Rule for all dogs: If you want to meet people, prance like a pony!
Tune in next week to read about Puppy Camp!