Bunny here at the keyboard to share my excellent Sunday with you.
This weekend Dad had training on how to be a better search and rescue human, which left us dogs at home with Mom. Saturday is usually our adventure day, but Mom was lacking in motivation. She vowed that Sunday was going to be different, and I did the canine equivalent of nodding and agreeing, which was a brief tail wag and hand sniff, but I really didn’t believe that it would be.
Sunday morning, however, she got up early and began doing some straightening up. To our great delight, we had visitors. Grandma and Step Grandpa came to visit and dropped off a special light that we’re going to use for some pictures soon. I can’t reveal more than that, but it was neat to have some other humans up in our studio and after showing them around a little, I hopped up on the daybed with Grandma while Mom and Step Grandpa were setting up the new special lights. To my horror, I got up once to see what Step Grandpa was doing and Flattery stole my spot. Before long, she was showing all her bad manners like kicking Grandma when she quit petting her and making crazy eyes at her. I tried to make sure Grandma knew that my manners are impeccable.
Before long, it was time for them to go.
I thought that might be the end of the surprises for the day, besides possibly taking some special pictures. However, not long after they left, Mom started doing things that made me think we might be going somewhere. Sure enough, soon I was getting my teeth brushed and a bath wipe, along with a going out collar and my harness for riding in the car. The best part was that I was the only one who got to go. The other dogs all had to stay at home.
It turns out that Mom and I were off to make our hospice visits. We didn’t have the best luck with that, but sometimes things work out the way they do for a reason. Even though we didn’t see some of our patients at the nursing home, we did run into a couple there who spoke with their hands. Mom can do that, too, so we had a nice little chat with them and they thought I was soft and adorable. The thing about visiting at the nursing home is that even though the person we went to see didn’t want to visit, there are always other people who are surprised and delighted to see us there.
After our visit, the fun still wasn’t over.
We were planning to take a scenic walk, but the weather took a sudden turn that brought a lot of wind and rapidly dropping temperatures. Mom and I both left the house with just our fleece jackets and we weren’t prepared for the weather. So we decided to skip that part.
Mom did think that we’d earned a treat, though. First we stopped at Petco and I thoroughly enjoyed our little shopping venture. There were other dogs to greet, lots of people who wanted to fuss over me, and plenty of merchandise to sniff out. Once again, my impeccable manners served me well, since the other dogs we met weren’t as polite, although I still enjoyed meeting them. Mom picked up some Milk-Bones since our cookie jar was almost empty and she got me a Whimzees hedgehog treat just for me. I enjoyed it in the car the whole way home. Mom also ran into Starbucks for some hot chocolate for herself, and I thought she earned it.
After that, we headed for home. Everybody made a fuss when we got home and I was glad to see them. I love our family, but sometimes it’s nice to have my human all to myself. There’s nothing like a little time with your favorite person to yourself to make your day extra special. I thoroughly enjoyed having an adventure of my own.