I’ve been bugging and bugging mama. Every single day I ask her if I can tell all of you about my adventure visiting my friends Ricky and his sister Callie, but mama said I had to wait my turn. Obviously she has forgotten that I am a princess. Though I don’t know how cause I remind her daily.
Anyway, mama and I were taking Callie my teeter and some weave poles cause Callie is an awesome agility dog and I don’t really like to play on the teeter, so we took daddy’s truck. That meant mama couldn’t put me in my crate in the back of the car. So guess what? I got to sit up front with her!
My boyfriend Reilly sent my mama a seat belt and she got me a harness and I was her copilot! I’m not so good at reading maps, so she used Garmin to find our way, but it was awesome being up front. Mama says, though, that when we’re in the car I’m still going to be in the back seat cause it’s safer back there. Whatever mama.
I was a good girl and didn’t bother my mama at all except when I wanted to get out and do my business. Then I just stood up and stared at her. She’s pretty good at reading my mind so we’d stop at the next rest stop and I’d get to sniff around a bit before we moved on our way.
After a long time (OK, 5 hours) we got to Ricky and Callie’s house! Ricky and I are old friends so we weren’t that excited to see each other, but Callie was very excited to see me! I guess she’s never seen a real life princess before.
I tried to be very regal, but it was totally hot that day. Mostly I sniffed around the yard and hung out in the shade with my mom and Ricky and Callie’s mom. I wasn’t interested in playing on the teeter or running weaves but it was fun to watch them do that!
And guess what else? I figured I’d have to come clean and show my mama that I can do stairs after all. Outside I had no problem going up and down the deck stairs, but inside I would only go down the stairs, and only if my mama was going down. Then I’d race down so as not to be left behind, which startled mama the first time.
The next day we went for a walk in the park. It was still so HOT that I was pretty slow, always lagging behind. My mama decided we better not go too far so we cut the walk short. We’ve decided we will visit again sometime when the weather is cooler!
I had a really good time. I think if I was around other shelties every day I’d learn to play with them. Poor Callie really wanted me to play but I just wanted to sit near my mama. She even offered me one of her favorite toys and I wasn’t interested. Ricky says he understands and we just hung out together.
Mama and I left that afternoon, heading home to daddy. It was a long drive home because weather wasn’t very good and we stopped a lot along the way. I pretty much rested my eyes the whole way, no sleeping, but a lot of head nodding. Toward the end I put my head down and with a big sigh fell asleep. My mama laughed at me, but I think a princess is allowed a little nap, don’t you?
I really want to thank Ricky and Callie and their mom and dad for letting me and my mama visit them! We had a lot of fun and we’re looking forward to another visit sometime!