Thursday, February 15, 2018

Crying at Covington Park

DIXIE BEFORE WE ADOPTED HER
Dixie and I went to Covington Park yesterday, and Dixie was frustrated. First, she had to wait in the car while I put cans and bottles in the recycling bin.

She probably cried the whole time she waited.

And when I finally let her out of the back of the car, I went over to the picnic area and sat down; I couldn't stand to walk her. So she kept crying.

She quit crying when a man came by and petted her for a half-minute or so. When he walked away, she started again.

It got even worse when a large group of people -- two or three adults and a bunch of children -- went into the play area. She cried and cried and cried; she wanted to get petted. I petted her, of course, but she wanted the children to come to her.

They didn't, and we went home. Finally, she quieted down on the way home.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dixie got loose again

DIXIE BEFORE WE ADOPTED HER
I don't write about Dixie much because we don't get out much. I keep writing about her getting loose, and she did it again today.

I hooked her to a 45-foot line and let her out in the yard. But when I came back outside, her empty harness was hooked to the line.

I got in my car and drove around the neighborhood until I found Dixie in someone's yard. She wouldn't come to me (she thought it was a game), but another neighbor showed up to help. She's having trouble getting around after a hip replacement, so she couldn't catch Dixie, either. Fortunately, the woman of the house came out with her dog, grabbed Dixie and brought her to my car.

So I took her home. I told her that she's a pain in the butt, but I was relieved to get her back.

EMAIL: tgilli52@gmail.com  TWITTER: EDITORatWORK.
Blog entries from The Auto Racing Journal
(a book of great stories about the Intimidator)
(the book of great NASCAR stories)


More blog entries by Tom Gillispie
• Advice for be and would-be novelists

Anecdotes by Tom Gillispie