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My real life is a lot like THS (True Hollywood Story) except there's no fame, fortune, or drug addiction. Instead, I'm happily married, have two children, and a dog who's prone to barfing at 3 am. I love them all, but I also have to run away from them every day. I always run back, though.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Scooter Sunday

Today was a family day: Jess + Jerry + Scooter. First of all, we all slept in, and then we all went to lunch (yeah, we got up that late). We went to Panera and they have an outdoor patio, so we occassionally take Scooter there and we sit on the patio and he's actually pretty good. He mostly just sniffs around our table and begs us for a bite of sandwich; he doesn't bother other patrons -- to the contrary, he attracts a few who always want to come and pet him.

After a relaxing lunch, we went to the dog park. It was in the low 90s, so Scooter spent some time in the kiddie pools that are there for dogs to cool off in. He likes to play and splash around in the water; he even kinda rolls around in it.
But, he also did lots of walking around and sniffing. Sometimes he finds a dog friend to run with, but mostly, Scooter is a loner who likes to walk around and sniff on his own agenda.
After the park, we were all pretty hot and tired, so we came home and napped (as if the sleeping in made us real tired). Scooter actually didn't make it all the way home before napping, and he was asleep on Jerry's lap about a block after we left the park.

I went for a quick 2 miler (it's just so dang hot out in the afternoon that I can't bring myself to go any further than that and I figure doing some distance is better than nothing), and then I got dinner ready. I'm baking a chicken this evening and we're gonna have mashed taters and stuffing with it (one of my favorite dinners -- it's like a mini-Thanksgiving), and I cooked up the chicken organs for Scooter and gave him those with his kibble: It was his reward for suffering through the bath that Jerry gave him.

So, now he smells good, his belly is full, and he had a fun day with the 'rents, so we're feeling like the best dog-parents ever. But it was pretty fun for us too.

Now...I have a few papers left to grade while dinner is baking, and then we'll have a delicious meal and watch "Jumper," which I rented this afternoon when I stopped by the store for a few things.

22 comments:

audgepodge said...

Awww... loved the Scooter-centric post. He's definitely a cutie!

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

Sounds like a lovely afternoon. Reminds me that I need to take Bandit to Doggy Day care again soon. That's the closest he comes to a dog park.

Ted said...

The pictures of your cute Scooter are priceless! I wish I could sleep in like you guys. My girls are always up and pushing me off the bed quite often.

Crystal said...

We took Wilson there Friday evening. He was in doggy heaven! No pools for him, though. He has an aversion to water like Elphaba in Wicked.

Enjoy your movie and chicken din-din.

chia said...

Scooter is the bestest fuzz-butt eva!

What a happy day! Hope the rest of the week goes as kick-assedly!

Wes said...

As I've said, Scooter is one lucky pooch :-)

Kevin said...

Looks like scooter had a great day

Erin said...

It was the four-legged bath day. Sounds like Scooter, Wilson, and Annie all got baths today! Annie had quite the weekend-a trip to McDonalds with Miller and Ryan and a boat ride. Man, she has more of a social life than I do!

Firefly's Running said...

I love taking Sadie to the dog park and beach. She's a loner too like Scooter and only approaching other dogs when she wants to.

SLB said...

Now that kinda day I can handle a lifetime of!

kelsalynn said...

What a great day! Your dog reminds me so much of Nikki- our furbaby. When we go to the dog park, she just sniffs on her own too, chasing dogs every now and again but mostly sticks to herself. She even looks like Scooter a little bit!

I'm glad you had a nice and relaxing Sunday!

CollegeGirl said...

That sounds like a fun day!!

Marcy said...

Awwwwhhh how cutie is he!! I can't remember if you said before but what kind of dog is he?

RunnerGirl said...

Scooter is adorable, as always. I can't seem to get my pooch to enjoy the kiddie pools, she'll drink from them but that's about it!

lifestudent said...

"Scooter Sunday" sounds like our "Sunday Funday". Its all about the fur-baby :) Pretty funny that Scooter is a bit of a loner - Wrigley too. She actaully can get irritated if dogs want to play with her ... she is there do do her sniffing and hang out, but not to socialiaze!

Laura N said...

Scooter is one lucky doggie. He's too cute. You're such a proud mama.

J~Mom said...

What a cute post!!! Sounds like a fun day!

teacherwoman said...

What an adorable pup. Love it!

Nicole said...

So, cute! My scooter hates water.

L*I*S*A said...

That park reminds me of some quote I heard that said when dogs pee, they are 'sending a letter' and when they sniff around, they are 'reading their mail'....teeheeeee....

Sounds like a great day for all!

sRod said...

Damn it...now I want a dog. Stupid landlord doesn't allow them.

MOF a/k/a Margo said...

Bailey would have loved a day like that! What a good idea to have the doggie pools - I wonder if our dog parks have those...Bailey is more of a loner these days, so no dog park for her since she gets a bit cranky.