Bunny here at the keyboard sharing our little Saturday evening outing with you.
I was a little worried when I saw the weather predictions for the weekend. The conditions did not look favorable for great adventure and I was a little worried I wouldn’t have anything to share. It was looking to be hot with storms cropping up off and on all weekend. Mom is very reluctant to take us out when we could get too warm and I appreciate that about her. Fortunately, unbeknownst to me, she had made plans for us that came as a delightful surprise. As Saturday evening approached, it cooled off and was really nice for being outside.
Flattery and I got ready to go out with Mom and Dad, but we had no idea where we were going.
As we got to Peoria Heights, I had hopes that maybe, possibly, we might be going to Emack and Bolio’s, famous for their ice cream and doggie sundaes. Then, to my great surprise, as we were getting out of the car and making our way to the store, we ran into two more humans and another Greyhound. It turns out that Mom had arranged to meet the people who’d stopped us last weekend and asked about us while we were walking downtown. So, we met a new Greyhound named Brutus and all three of us were very happy to make each other’s acquaintance.
After we got done with our glorious sniff fest, we made our way to Emack and Bolio’s and found a table on the patio. Mom put my travel bed down, and I did lay down some, but I was really enjoying being out. After pleasantries were exchanged, Dad went inside to order our ice cream and Brutus’ mom went in to see what the options were. Soon, Dad came out with our stuff, but we waited to eat ours until Brutus and his family had theirs.
While we were waiting, people on the patio started to notice us.
A little boy and his grandma were the first ones to notice us and they came over and asked if they could pet Flattery. She loves having people ask to pet her and she was very gracious. I waited for them to come around and see me, too. Then they went over and met Brutus. Just after that, Brutus’ dad came out with their ice cream and we were all happy to dig in.
I have to hand it to Emack and Bolio’s, they know what makes a good canine dessert. Frozen vanilla yogurt topped with whipped cream and bacon is definitely the way to go. Flattery was busy being admired for a little while or I’m sure she would have inhaled hers first. I enjoyed mine right down to the last drop. The only vexing thing was that my bowl kept slipping across the ground and I kept having to wait for Mom to move it back over for me. Brutus didn’t really care for all of his. He mainly cared about the bacon, but since he couldn’t finish his, they let me have the part he couldn’t eat. I mean, we couldn’t let it go to waste.
After our sundaes were finished, the humans sat around for a while and talked.
We hounds were happy to relax and enjoy the cool summer evening. Flattery certainly didn’t have any trouble relaxing. I think Mom better get busy and make her a bed like my roll up bed because she’s a natural at patio dining. The funny part was that people kept interrupting them to ask if they could meet us and pet us. Every time the humans got started talking, another person would come up to pet us.
By the end of the night, Flattery didn’t even bother to get up for people to pet her. She just laid there on the ground and enjoyed her attention. Dad didn’t carry the other portable bed with him because he didn’t think Flattery would lay down. What can I say? Being social butterflies is an exhausting job. Brutus was laying down on his bed, too.
All in all, we thought it was a great way to enjoy summer solstice. Hopefully, we’ll get to meet Brutus again one of these days. Even though we didn’t mean to cause a stir, we did get a lot of attention, but I guess that is just the life of a Greyhound. I thoroughly enjoyed making new friends on a lovely summer’s eve.