Yep, a month since I last wrote. Yikes! Since I'm sick at the kennel I guess now is as good a time as any to get caught up...
April 29 - CAMPING! That was fun! Well, except the part where the tent blew down and we wound up sleeping in the car. It was OK for me because I was in my crate either way but Mom and Dad sure seemed like they weren't able to sleep.
April 30 - We're going home! After a stop at IHOP. Too windy to try to cook over a camp fire. Dad threw the tent into the dumpster so we don't have to haul it home. Mom will pitch a different tent in the back yard so she and her daughter can camp out there. Pretty cool, too, because Mom has a gas firepit so they can still roast marshmallows and stuff.
May 8 - Mother's Day... We went to Dad's folks house to make breakfast. I guess Grandma is really sick so she appreciated the help. Then we went to some friend's house for a while. I got to watch TV but I really wanted ot go outside and play baseball.
May 13 - Hey, who are all these people? Mom's family flew down from Oregon to surprise her. And they did! It was hard to stay on my bed and be silent but I did just fine. Two grown-ups and two kids. You know the kids had fun!
May 14 - A trip to Knott's Berry Farm. The 6-year-old niece screamed with excitement when she saw the roller coasters. The kids had never been to a theme park before and they had tons of fun. I had so much to do I found myself laying down to take a break every chance I got! Then that night we went to a baseball game. It was a luxury suite so it was nice to get away from the crowds after such a busy day. I did NOT like it when the mascot stopped by but Mom convinced me he was OK. Then there were fireworks! Luckily Mom knew they were coming and made sure I was in as insulated a place as she could find. It was still too noisy. After it was done I was still jumpy for a few minutes but by the time we got to the car I was all right. And boy did I sleep well!
May 15 - Woke up coughing. Ugh. Feel OK but this cough just doesn't want to stop! Mom said that was the end of my partying so I stayed in my kennel while she went shopping and stuff.
May 16 - Into the kennel I go! Turns out there are a bunch of us coughing. The kennel is under quarantine but it's kind of cool because I get to board with my buddy, Adrian. Adrian is getting ready to go in to training as a guide dog but we sure have a lot of fun together! Mom and the other kennel workers come around and give us cough medicine three times a day. YUM! I don't know why the other dogs don't like this stuff. I'd take theirs too if Mom would let me!
The first three days at the kennel I had to have two shots every day and cough medicine three times a day. After that it switched to pills twice a day and cough medicine three times a day. The kennel workers love to give me my medicine because I'm very good. Even the pills they can give me and I will chew them up and swallow them. No problem! I will be glad when I can go home though. I've been here for a few days now and I miss going home with Mom...