Rain rain go away
It has been raining for 4 days. This is our fourth day, but at least today it hasn't been so bad. BUT, the rain has prevented Joan from taking me to the dog park so I'm kind of cranky because I haven't had a really good run in a whole week! We've gone on walks in the rain (the rain doesn't bother me at all), but not super duper long walks.
On Saturday and Sunday everytime Joan let me out in the backyard, I would find a squirrel sitting in the planter box on the side of the garage. It would try to fake me out by becoming "statue squirrel" but it could not hold it and would move and then I'd see it. Then I started whining and digging my paws into the ground (which is kind of mud now that there is no grass due to me - oops). Joan put up this 3 ft. fence around the plants so I could not get to the squirrel. If the fence hadn't been there, I would have been in there on top of tulips and other plants jumping up the garage wall to try to get the squirrel. Joan saw this happen a bunch of times and went out there and saw something on the planter box and window sill that prompted her to go into the house and come out with a little plastic container that she keeps in a cabinet with like 50 or more other little bottles. On it were the letters "C A Y E N N E P E P P E R". She is funny because she sprinkled it on the planter box dirt and the wood trim of the window and windowbox. I've only seen her put that stuff in food she eats so that is a little weird. Actually, I take that back, she also used that same stuff when she was planting some tulip bulbs last year. I saw her put the bulb in the hole in the earth and then sprinkle that red stuff on top and then put dirt over it. The good news is we haven't seen the squirrel again in the last 24 hours.
This morning on our walk I was a little ornery because I really want to run. And one of the neighborhood dogs was coming towards us so I barked at him. Joan waved at the dog's mom and then we crossed the street. On the other side, Joan bent down to tie her shoe and then the dog and its mom started back down the sidewalk on the other side of the street. I barked again and then ran towards them and I just went! I guess Joan did not have a good hold on the leash but then she screamed "BOSCO NO!" and I immediately stopped in the middle of the street, and she came and got me. She sounded very afraid so I listened to her. There was also a big truck right there so I guess I could have been hit by a car, too. Maybe that's what she was worried about. But I'm safe...no worries!