April 23, 2010

Short But Sweet!

Usually by Friday we’re a little tired. We’ve walked, we’ve played, and we’ve done our best to wear out our clients. In the process, we can wear out ourselves. So today, when we had a cancellation and the only dogs on the books were Monty, Gemma, and Saber, we both kind of breathed a sigh of relief. “A light day,” Gretchen said, to which I responded, “Sweet!”

I got to go to school today and it was great fun to help the students with their mini-art projects. Usually I don’t roam around the room much, but today, as the students were working, Gretchen let me sniff around and I ended up visiting every student receiving a pat on the head or a rub on my back. It was nice. Of course, we had to leave to start our walks, but it was a great way to start the day.

Then it was off to Monty’s house and because Gretchen left something back at school, we headed back there and then down to Frink Park where we got to rumble! Yahooo! What a fantastic Friday this was turning out to be!

After the romp, we walked down by the lake and then up to Olive’s house (a canine friend) to see if she could play, but she wasn’t home. Boo hoo. So over the hill we headed and back down to the house where Monty got lunch and I got a snack. We rested while Gretchen headed over to pick up Saber and then Gemma.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, those two are a hoot! They are as good of friends as Monty and I are and part of me wishes we’d been there to watch them play. Alas, we had to digest. Meanwhile, though, those two ran and rumbled, spun and tumbled until their tongues hung out and they were ready for their walk.

They went both went home tired and happy and then, because there was no more work today, Monty and I got to play again! First, though, we had to run a few errands, which meant traveling in the car. I love going for a ride, but Monty not so much. He did well, though, and when we pulled into Volunteer Park, he was thrilled! I was thrilled when I realized we were going to go on a walk to our favorite hidden park where we played fetch!!! Oooolala how fun is that for a Friday afternoon!

This park is great for wearing us out. It has a gentle hill and Gretchen throws the ball with her chuck-it and we race down the hill to fetch our respective balls. Then we race back up the hill and flop down in the cool grass until it’s time to do it all over again…and again and again and again until we can’t do it anymore! Then we roll around in the grass on our backs and get as giddy and happy as only two best friends can be!

And the best part? Stealing Monty’s ball, which Gretchen caught on camera.

Monty doesn’t care. He’s happy with any ball!

We walked around the park as the clouds moved in and then headed to Monty’s house where we dropped him off while Gretchen and I headed up north for Gretchen’s massage. She gets a massage every now and then to help her tired body and when we get home, she gives me a massage for my tired body. It’s a perfect way to end a short but sweet Friday.

Have a great weekend everyone!


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