I just returned from having breakfast with my grandson and his other grandma at his school. Things are sure different at the schools than when my kids were small. There was a lot of great food - baked goods, fruit, juices, etc., and we had a good time.
Lady is way off kilter although she seems to be managing. I can't wait to get her home and try to see if I can have my dog back to her old self. I'm pretty sure I'm going to drive the straightest and fastest way home, making a detour around Park City & Salt Lake City, Utah, and Reno, Nevada. I don't ever want to have to drive through any of those cities again!
Speaking of Lady, I've been having to take her out a lot lately, and we have to take a long flight of wooden steps down from the back deck. She has to make it down without stopping or slowing down, whereas I need to go slower and make sure I'm putting my feet in the right place. I used to let go of her leash and she would wait for me at the bottom. Well, clever dog that she is, now kind of ignores me and I start down the steps by myself. When I'm half way down, about a leash-length, she starts down at a quick pace and we reach the bottom of the steps at about the same time. I would never have thought about that, and wouldn't know how to train her to do it, but she came up with it completely on her own. Day by day I am more amazed at how a dog's mind can work. By the way, we struggle up the steps together, like a couple of old ladies!
I'm tired and just want to be home soon. Six more wake-ups.
WE DON'T LIKE MAKING NUISANCES OF OURSELVES
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