Wednesday, January 6
“They’re here!” I call out to the crew.
Bridget and Reggie leap off the bed. Quickly I latch a squirming Reggie on his tether and let him go. He and Bridget make a dash to the truck that has pulled up and parked at our camp off Ogilby Road, Winterhaven, California.
At the same time excited barks emanate from the truck.
It’s a canine play date!
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“Bridget, come here a sec, honey.”
“What is it RVSue?”
“I have a favor to ask of you. I need to put a blog post together about yesterday’s play date. Do you think you could do that for me? I don’t feel like writing and you do such a good job whenever you take over for me.”
“Sure! I’m happy to help out. You go take a nap or something. I can handle this.”
“Remember to give the backstory, you know, how in Oregon we. . . .”
“Got it, RVSue. Really. I can handle this. Go.”
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Hello, everyone! This is Bridget.
I’m going to tell you about the fun we had at our camp yesterday. Our old pals, Samantha and Julie, come over for a play date.
Okay, here’s our day.
First everyone sniffs to get up-to-date since we were together last. We mark territory the way one does. Well, if one is a dog, that is. Hee-hee. Sorry, that was kind of funny.
Sammy and Julie aren’t kids like Reggie is. And neither am I! Does he listen to me? Of course not! Reggie is young and he can’t help himself, I guess. He is who he is.
He attacks Samantha on the head and tries to put her on the mat!
Reggie’s too little to bring Sammy down. Instead he gets a taste of his own medicine!
Reggie acts silly, flipping over, kicking his back legs, and sticking out his tongue.
She had back surgery a while ago and so her people make sure she’s comfortable wherever she goes. I should tell RVSue to get me one like that!
Finally he realizes she needs a break. So what does he do? He goes over to Julie. Heaven knows what hare-brained plan he puts in Julie’s ear!
She doesn’t get involved in crazy-pup antics!
Then RVSue pipes up and says to everybody, “Let’s take a walk toward the mountains. I want to show you some of the campsites.”
Away we go on a hike, just like old times!
Look how Julie’s ears fly out like wings! I don’t say anything. I don’t want her to be embarrassed. To tell the truth, I think her ears make her look cute.
The sunshine feels good after two days of fog and rain.
In the next photo you can see a big, flat campsite next to trees and bushes by a wash. Our people friends notice a pile of boards next to the fire ring.
The boards have nails in them!
You’re not supposed to burn boards that have nails. Some people just don’t know how to boondock!
The man comes out, hops on his bicycle, and catches up with us. He’s on his way to look at the mountains and maybe find some mines. After a chat, he goes on his way.
To tell you the truth, I appreciate the break!
He and Julie poke their noses in some brush. Dachshunds like to do that. It’s not my idea of fun, but to each his own. I wouldn’t dream of doing that!
I haven’t walked this far in a long time. There’s something about having pals to walk with that makes it easier, don’t you think?
We return to camp and have a drink of water. Everyone plops down to relax.
Everybody but Reggie!
RVSue lets him off his tether and he makes a game out of going far away and then running back to us. You can get tired just watching that little boy!
Isn’t Samantha lovely?
I love her fur. I wish I had fur like that. Brown and black are so slimming. Not like white! Errggh!
We say goodbye to our friends and they hop into their truck to leave. We promise to meet again, sometime “on the road.” That doesn’t mean we really will be ON the road — Don’t do that! It’s dangerous!
“On the road” means we will meet again somewhere when our travels take us to the same place. Then we will have another play date!
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