Wow--what a fun day we had with mommee on Saturday! Daddee was gone all day with his friends to an "air show", so mommee took us to the Walk For Strays. This is a walk around a local park (the one where we go swimming) to benefit SICSA. We didn't get to go last year because mommee was busy, but we made sure to keep her schedule clear this year. We didn't take a lot of pictures there because mommee's camera was dying, but here we are doing a good sit/stay with the party in the background.
There were lots of fun people to meet. We also met a doggie that was Waldo's twin--but with cropped ears. We stood together for a little bit and lots of people came and took our pictures. Lots of people also talked about how fit and trim we are--especially Gus. People could not believe that he was 3 years old! They said, "He's 3?? But he's not fat!" Silly people. Doggies don't get fat when mommee keeps us active and doesn't go crazy with bad people food! We stay nice and fit. In fact, mommee took us to the pet store afterwards, and Waldo weighs 120 pounds, and Gus is down to 67 pounds (down from 72)! Yea for us!
(Edited to add: We are in a picture from the local paper! Last mommee checked, Gus and mommee were in picture #97--it is a group shot and mommee is wearing the black shirt: http://projects.daytondailynews.com/cache/galleries/Entertainment/Events/060609walkforstrays/)
After the Walk, mommee got a phone call from some of her best friends from college. They were in town just for the day, and they wanted to see mommee. They were at the local outdoor mall (where there's a fun pet store that we get to go inside and visit). Mommee was all sweaty from taking us on the walk, so she didn't go and eat with them, but she did meet them in the center of the mall--and she took us with her! There are these fountains that shoot off at different times, and she thought that maybe we would like them.
Well, Gus kind of liked them. Not at first--he was pretty scared that they kept jumping up out of the ground at him. But soon he figured out that the stuff that was coming out was wet and cool! Waldo never really got in, but he liked the splashes that made their way to his feet. Here's Gus checking out the fountains:
At this fountain, there are always LOTS of little kids running around. In fact, they have a towel station next to the fountains so that people can go in and then dry off. Mommee wasn't sure how we would do with all of the kids. I mean, these aren't just kids, these are screaming, yelling, jumping-up-and-down kids. When mommee walked us close to the fountains, she could hear lots of mommees and daddees talking about how big the dogs were...and some of them sounded a little worried.
But WOW!! Mommee shouldn't have worried at all. We were very kind and calm doggies for all of the kids! In fact, lots of the mommees that sounded worried were soon bringing their kids up to us, saying, "look at the big doggies" and asking to take our pictures with the kids! Sometimes Gus can get a little excited, and spin around and knock people over, but he understood that the little kids were near, and he stayed nice and calm.
At one point, Waldo had 6 pairs of little hands all around him, giving him a nice rubdown! The tall boy in the picture above kept bringing full hands of water to Waldo and rubbing it into his head--he liked that!
The little girl in the blue and purple swimsuit above was in LOVE with Gus. She kept snuggling with him and giving him big bear hugs. She even had some Gus hair stuck on her chin!
Mommee was also very impressed, not just with us, but with the kids. ALL of the kids asked permission before coming to pet us. It says a lot about the mommees and the daddees that they were taking the time to teach their kiddies about proper pet etiquette!
After we were standing outside for a bit, we were getting HOT. Waldo kept looking from mommee to this little stand, and giving her "the eye".
Mommee soon got the hint, and she got us peach snowcones! Yummy, mommee! Way to go!
After we had our snowcones, mommee decided it was probably time to go home. We were sad to leave the kids (and they were sad for us to leave!), but we know that mommee will take us back sometime because we were so good. When we got home, we slept ALL DAY!
Finally, mommee took a video of us in the water and with the kids:
What a great Saturday!!