June 10: Bakersfield, CA
I woke up early – at 5:30 CA time, Joan said. She let me out and then went back to bed. I snuck up on her bed – I knew it wasn’t allowed so I just stayed on the bottom edge until I saw Joan look at me, so I went up near her, but she told me to get off. There was this loud screaming and we went out to find out Rosemarie was feeding a baby, Ian, who was making that loud noise! Later, I found out he crawls on the ground a lot. Joan tried to get me to meet the dogs again but we still don’t really get along that well.
Later on, out came the dog kennel – hmmm….I kinda knew what was up. Joan put me in it along with a toy and a treat and they left me in there and left. I lay down and was okay but I really don’t like being in there.
When Joan returned, she put a new collar on me! It is also red but has reflective paw prints on it. She also got a new name tag made for me with her cell phone number on it – especially if I got lost here in California! My other tag was unreadable because I’ve had it so long. So now, I’m clothed again with a new collar.
We hung outside for a while. But there are two of those flying blade type things on the ceiling of the outdoor patio. Ughh! They are everywhere here! I was tolerating Nestle, the taller dog, and we would have been fine if it hadn't been for Tabasco. Everytime I laid down, he'd come over and sniff my you know what and I'd growl and get up. Then Tabasco and Nestle would follow me around incessantly. I was getting a little tired of it - actually a lot tired of it - I couldn't relax. It was like they were "it" and I never got to pursue them but only be the pursued. I just wanted to go inside to get away from them! Following are photos of us across the day. Bonus - I got to go swimming in that water hole! However, I should warn other dogs to not go in these water holes because there is no way to get out unless your human is there to show you the way out!
Bosco, Nestle, and Tabasco
Bosco and Nestle (and my new collar!)
Swimming in the water hole