Bunny here at the keyboard to write about part of my very exciting weekend at Greyhounds in Gettysburg.
Last year we went to Greyhounds in Gettysburg for the first time, and we all had so much fun that Dad made sure we’d get to go again this year. Things were different this year. Lilac wasn’t with us and Kuster was. A lot of people had asked to meet Kuster, and Mom was hoping he’d have some kind of inspiration from manners class and not embarrass us. I’m proud to say that he did pretty good on the trip.
Getting to Gettysburg is a long trip for us, but it was worth all the driving. Of course, getting on our way didn’t go as smoothly as we’d all hoped. Dad forgot that we were leaving on Thursday and thought we were going on Friday. Fortunately, Mom reminded him Thursday morning and he got himself ready. I’ll just say that it was a good thing Mom packed for herself and us dogs. Dad was cutting our toenails Thursday and realized that Blueberry had an infected toenail. It was not looking good at all. He took her to the vet where they cleaned it up and finished her pedicure, as well as giving her some antibiotics to take.
However, her vet visit meant that Dad didn’t get some other errands run. We picked Mom up from work and had to run those last two errands, so we left town an hour and a half late. We drove until 3:00 in the morning and stopped for the night. I was ready to get more than forty winks, and I know Mom and Dad were, too. However, Kuster and Morgan were on a schedule and they were not letting anyone deviate from it. They got Mom and Dad up by 7:00 in the morning.
The rest of our drive there was uneventful. We saw lots of pretty scenery and finally arrived in Gettysburg in time to see lots of friends on Friday afternoon. We didn’t really get time to do any shopping because Mom found people we knew right away when we got there. Blueberry and I were glad to stretch our legs a little and we found out some friends were going to a restaurant to get drinks, so we agreed to meet them there.
I’m not going to lie, there was a hound there who partook of some beer, but that hound was not me. I didn’t even take a sip of Mom’s pink lemonade, but I was tempted. I have promised not to name names, but she knows who she is, and she does not live at my house. If you remember my trip to Dewey last October, many of the humans and hounds who were there were also at this party. It’s funny how you can travel to so many different places and see some of the same wonderful humans and hounds. I also got to meet Ikor (ee-kor) there, who is a Galgo from Spain. He’s only been here in the United States for a month, but he seems to really like his new family. I’m happy for him, because he’s one of the lucky ones who got out. We also met Monsoon, the newest star of Who’s Driving.
We also met our good friend Chester Hoover, who is not a Greyhound, but lives close to Gettysburg and is a sort of honorary Greyhound. We all love him and he’s one very funny Labrador. I think he really enjoyed meeting Kuster, who managed to be on his very best behavior for that meeting. As a matter of fact, Mom had warned lots of people about Kuster’s manners, but the only person he seemed to have bad manners with was Mom. She says they’ll be discussing that when we get home.
We did finally do some sleeping in Saturday morning. Everybody was pretty exhausted by then, even Kuster. After a slow start, we were ready to pack in a lot of fun. We went to the vendor tents and did a little shopping, but mostly socializing. We met some of our blog and Facebook friends and had lots of fun chatting with them. Miss Lori from What Remains Now recognized me in the crowd and that made my day. I hope Stanley, Jaime, Stella and Parker forgive Mom for spending more time talking than taking pictures of our meeting. I also home Mr. Shutter Hounds got my good side while I was there. I also have to mention that Miss Angela gives fantastic ear scritches. I got to meet Miss Kickin of Dogs Rock and my friend Charm, too. Blueberry was taking it pretty easy on account of her toe, so Kuster made an appearance and went to try on a collar. I’m proud to say that my not so little brother did a good job of charming the crowd and he is now sporting a Long Dogs Leather collar. He looks pretty good in it, I have to say.
We went out in the afternoon and took some pictures, even though the sky was cloudy. One thing I have to say about Gettysburg is that it’s very pretty there even on a cloudy or rainy day. It was a bit brisk, but we weren’t letting a little chill in the air stop us from seeing sights or enjoying ourselves. We got to see some places that we missed last year, which was really nice.
Saturday evening, we had dinner with friends, and met Argos and Maera from House of Carnivores at the social. Sadly, once again Mom was too busy talking and didn’t get as many pictures as she should have. However, I will say that I liked Maera a lot and I think she and I would get along famously if we lived closer to each other.
By the time the social was over, I was one tired girl. I had a fabulous time, but you can only pack so much fun into a day. I’d like to say that we had a whole lot of fun and that everyone we met was very nice to us. Dad is already talking about going back next year. I think we’ll all be rested up by then.