Pretty soon I found myself in a place that I’d never been, surrounded by 4 other dogs that I’d never met and being clucked over by a lady I’d never met. Maaan .. this was NOT going to be a short little road trip. Mom left and didn’t take me with her. No .. this wasn’t at all what I expected.
I’m a typical adolescent boy and so once I’d decided to make the best of everything, I started inviting everyone I could see to play with me. Come on .. just a game of tag .. or .. we could wrassle (btw, dogs don’t wrestle .. they wrassle!). Most of them wouldn’t .. maybe I skeered them or something.
So .. time passes and .. once again I’m scooped up and my box of “stuff” is loaded into a truck. I’m in a crate but I can see out. It’s another one of those scary road trips, I suspect! I was right .. we eventually end up in ANOTHER house.
I eventually had some dinner, went out in the backyard and ran around a little bit. She was clapping her hands and chasing me or letting me chase her. Now THAT was funny so how could I resist .. I couldn’t!!! I tried getting the other dog to play with me but she wasn’t exactly thrilled with my being there. (Truthfully, neither was I but ..)
It got dark and I guess time for bed. She had my bed all ready for me and then laid down on the floor next to me for a while. She explained that Mom was going to be going away for awhile and that I was going to stay with her until she came back. She said she’d take the best care of me that she could and she promised to be very, very patient with me as I adjusted. I hadn’t had enough time yet to “get” what she was saying (it takes us a while to figure out human accents) but she slipped me a cookie and gave me a combo belly rub/head scratch before shutting the door of my crate and turning out the lights.
Wow .. I was right .. it wasn’t just another ordinary day and, frankly, I’m pretty worried. No boys, no Mom, no Linda-Friend, just a new house with new noises and smells. HEY .. WHAT WAS THAT? Oh, it’s just her calling out to me that it would get better tomorrow! I’m sleepy so I curl up in the corner of my crate. I give a couple barks to see if anyone I know would come get me. They didn’t!
Oh dear .. what now?