Saturday, May 13
Reggie and his new friend at Rogerson RV Park on Route 93, south of Twin Falls, Idaho
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Reggie and I go outside to greet the morning.
“Oh, there’s your friend, Reg, waiting for you to come out and play.”
I walk holding a cup of coffee while the pups run together in circles around me.
Throughout the day, whenever Reggie and I step outside, Homeless Dog appears and the play resumes.
Reggie often comes close to me, and when he does, so does his friend. After this happens a few times, I kneel down and Homeless Dog lets me scratch behind his ear!
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Reg and I meet a neighbor.
“You’re the only person who’s been able to get close to that dog. Everybody here has been trying for weeks. We feed him, but he keeps his distance.”
“I have help. Reggie knows how to break the ice,” I reply.
We introduce ourselves.
The man says his name is Larry.
“And this here is Peaches.”
The canines conduct their own introductions.
With a warning pounce and a growl, Peaches points out that this is HER property, that SHE belongs here, and Reggie DOESN’T.
Larry and I continue our conversation. I ask a question that has an obvious answer.
“You like it here at this park?”
“Yeah, I do. I was only going to stay a few days. That was eleven years ago and I’m still here.”
“You stay through the winter?”
“Yeah. Winters aren’t bad. Well, except this last one.”
“So I’ve heard. Someone told me recently that this was the hardest winter you’ve had since the winter of 1986.”
Suddenly Peaches jumps into the plastic kiddie pool that Larry has set up for her in their side yard.
“Oh gosh! May I take a picture of that?”
Larry is delighted with the idea. However, by the time I obtain permission, Peaches has jumped out of the pool.
All the while, Homeless Dog stays apart from us, watching.
Peaches walks away. Reggie follows and Homeless Dog joins them.
The boys present Peaches with an invitation to play, but the girl isn’t interested. She returns to Larry and her domain.
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Reg and I take a ride out to Salmon Falls Creek Dam.
It’s only seven miles west of Rogerson along a straight, paved road that cuts through ranch land dotted with sage brush. I want to see Lud Dexler Campground.
Reggie, Bridget and I enjoyed a peaceful camp there in April of 2015. When the weather warms up (eliminating the need for electric heat), I hope to move camp from the RV park to the campground.
High water at the reservoir!
In fact, today water is released over the spillway for the first time in thirty years. This has drawn a crowd of people. I don’t drive to the other side of the dam where the spectators have gathered.
Photo of the reservoir taken on a subsequent, less crowded day
I drive us through the campground. What a circus! It,s been transformed into a OHV/dirt bike fun land. Cars, trucks, RVs, screaming kids, people and their motorized toys everywhere!
Well, maybe by next weekend, all of this will have cleared out. We’re outta’ here!
On our return to the RV park, my mind turns to the little, white dog.
Boy, he and Reg are great pals. If I keep him, I’ll call him Roger. Yeah, Roger is the perfect name for him.
He does have qualities I’ve looked for — sweetness, not too big, photogenic, and, most important of all, Reggie likes him.
I don’t know what to do.
He is asserting dominance over Reggie. Would Reggie be happy playing second fiddle to him? The guy does like to roam. Could I keep him safe? Keep him from becoming lost in unfamiliar places?
Gosh, they are cute playing together . . .
In the next post . . .
A decision is made and Roger is homeless no more!
NOTE: From the comments under the previous posts I’m aware of blogorinos who are concerned about the fate of the little, white dog. I’m sorry to keep you in suspense — really I am! — but I want to tell his story in the sequence in which it unfolded. Don’t worry. A happy ending will be revealed soon. Well, actually, it’s a happy beginning! — Sue
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