What a day.
I haven’t been this exhausted in a long time. There must have been 1000 dogs in this place. Every where I looked a dog. Every where I turned a dog. Every where I smelled a dog! There were more dogs than trees!
First, we were all together just having a grand old time.
Then after a while, everybody started walking.
My dad had already taken me for a walk in the morning, and here was another one! But not just me and my dad; it was me, my dad, my mom and 1000 other dogs!
We walked and walked.
Then we stopped walking.
I was exhausted and my parents brought me to water bowls that were all over the place. Sometimes the other dogs and I were more interested in each other than we were in drinking water, but then my mom and dad would give me a moment to socialize and then would say “Joey, drink” or its variant, “Joey, drink water.”
We rested for a while. I found a spot under the shade and caught my breath. This other dog wanted to make friends with me but I was very tired.
My mom was pretty happy.
After a while, my parents and I walked back into the car.
My parents were pretty happy though my dad said he was “dogged out”. I don’t know what that means.
My mom feels this was a successful day. It was an opportunity for me to socialize and get together with other dogs. This is a big thing with her now. She is looking for opportunities for me to use my boundless labrador-retriever energy so that I will not dig my way out of our property again and so that I will not get hit by a car again. She also raised money for the MSPCA and the animal hospital where I had my surgery, to help other dogs.
Why can’t every day be like this day! Well, I’m not complaining. I’m happy with each and every day in my life.