Beating The Heat
On Friday, she took me shopping at TJ Maxx and Target. I rode in the shopping cart so I did not have to walk around. It was nicely air conditioned in those places. I did not want to leave. A lot of people were surprised to see me there. We don't know if doggies are allowed but I stayed in my cart quiet as a mouse so that they would not ask me to leave. The cashiers did not seem to mind when they saw me as we were paying for our purchases. There was a couple that were so afraid when they saw me they backed themselves onto a wall as far away from me as possible as Mommie was pushing my cart along. It was so funny to see them react that way. We ate dinner at In N Out Burger. Mom brought my doggie food so I got to eat outside.
On Saturday, Mommie and her friends took me to San Francisco. Mom has been wanting to take me there for a while and now I finally got to go. It was not as hot there as it was at home. We went to the marina so there was a good breeze blowing. I got to walk a couple of feet from the car to the edge of the marina. I saw the waves crashing on the wall below me. I wanted to get a better look but Mommie kept saying I might fall over so she would only let me take a quick peek. There were lots of doggies there but Mommie would not let me say hi. Sigh! I wanted to sniff them but Mommie said it was better to be safe. No telling if they had stuff that I might catch. We did not go on the grassy park either for fear of fleas. But since I wanted to get to the water, they took me to a nearby area where there was a tiny beach. Some kids were playing in the water and Mom's friend took me down to check it out. The water kept moving around. I tried to follow it when it tried to move away from me but it came rushing back at me so I did my best to get away but it got me and my feet got wet. Mom took me to the beach at almost the same time last year but we did not go to the water's edge. We stayed there for a while just sitting and watching the kids playing in the water. I had to wear my hat to shade my eyes from the sun. A lot of people liked me in my hat. Mom got it for me at a street fair in Menlo Park the other weekend. At first I did not want to wear it but I am used to it now. We ate dinner in the city. Mom again brought my doggie food. While I was eating, a small Eskie suddenly came up behind me. He took us by surprise and Mom did not have time to hide me. I was torn between looking at him and eating my dinner. But I was just too hungry so I took a quick sniff and resumed eating. I slept in the car on the way home. It was just a 3 hour outing but I was tired. It has been my longest outing since I got sick. I think it went really well.
On Sunday, we went to the bookstore to cool off. After a while, I asked Mom if we could go. She thought I was bored just lying there. But I wanted to go coz it was dinner time already. When we got home, she realized that was why I was asking to go. Silly Mommie. She should know better that I run on a very strict schedule. Hehe!