Sunday

Bucket List or Road Trip?…


Over the years, our dogs has gone with us most of the time or when possible.  It started many years ago when we took Meg and Abbie.  We went to Shipshewana, Indiana and they had fun and got to see horses in Amish country and had their own Hotel bed and bathroom with plenty of walks downtown, Abbie even got to bite the shoe of a little Amish girl, something she likes to do among other things.

Meggie and Abbie in Shipshewana, Indiana  ...

After playing an enormous bout of Frisbee, they both went running to a muddy pond but thank goodness for a hotel bathroom and hotel towels and no, they didn’t take any home, I don’t think. 

Another road trip was just south of Holland Michigan, we rented a small cabin and went to the beach and played in the water.  This trip we took Abbie and Clancy.  They traveled very well in the Jeep, looking out the back and side windows but also had enormous round of Frisbee at the cabin.  Everything was fine but the sand was a pain in the butt for them and was everywhere.  

Abbie and Clancy in Michigan
Another successful road trip was under our belt and Abbie’s but she wasn't done.  It looks like Abbie has traveled many roads in her life having fun and seeing many sights.  She has been to more places than anyone but was a trouper in situations both the good and bad.  We usually had a Frisbee with us and it was a good break for her and took it her mind off any un-pleasantries.  We even stopped before the Vet’s office last week for a Frisbee break just to take the edge off and it did.
We took Abbie on the paramount road trip last Sunday.  Something that most of our dogs have done but Abby never made it yet, but Sunday was her day.  We went to Shady Creek Farm for some sheep herding with Katelyn one of our grown pups. 
Katelyn in charge...

 We started out with a little Frisbee, just to take the edge off again and then it was time to get to the sheep.  Katelyn did great and then it was Abbie’s turn.  She went into the sheep pin and was ready to go or so I thought.
After we were done, the dogs were dog-tired and thirsty so we went to the watering trough and cooled down and got a drink.  Abbie was a little unsure at first about getting in such a small pond but with a little coaxing, she fell into the groove and took to it like a duck to water with Nellie's help. 

Abbie cooling off...
We then played a little more Frisbee and everyone had a good day.  Cool drinks were in order again and she was pooped and even laid her head on the water bucket but she had a good day and that's what matters



But... Abbie hated the sheep and wanted nothing to do with them.  She kept looking at me and after a very few minutes, I called her out of the sheep pin and from then on, we played Frisbee and she was happy, but that's all that matters...

Wrong way Abbie at Shady Creek Herding...
Ruby and Abbie, Abbie likes this better...
Abbie is doing well with her illness and and seems fine but I will tell you, I give her a little extra of everything just because... Sometimes when a dog is terminally ill, the owners creates a Bucket List but Abbie has always had road trips throughout her life.  A year ago, when she was diagnosed, all I wanted was a warm summer day where she could play in the lake and she made it, and more... and I am so glad we never had to make one because her life has been filled with road trips.  If you haven't had a road trip with your dog lately, plan your road trips today...    Good girl Abbie, Good Girl... Ken

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