At 10:00 a.m. Donna dropped off Four Legs. She had already taken him for a walk. This was great because I was too tired to do so. As for Sandy, he was exhausted, also, and within 20 minutes of being home, he was sound asleep in Francine's arms. According to Donna, Sandy did not really miss us and was quite happy to be with her. He made friends with another dog - a large English sheep dog named Rugby - who was also boarding with Donna. They rough housed each night. And Sandy snuggled up between Rugby's front and back legs in order sleep against his chest each night. Sandy got three to four walks a day. And he took a shine to Donna's teenage daughter and curled up with her on the couch when she watched TV.
Donna has two hares that she keeps in a pen in her living room. Sandy was quite fascinated by them and would sit staring at them through the cage. Occasionally, one hare would come up to the edge of the pen and stick its nose out to Sandy. Sandy's reaction? He licked the hare.
All in all, we had a great vacation. Two weeks was more than enough, though, and while we were glad that we went for that length of time, we think that ten days would have been enough. Normally, I am sad to return home but I was anxious to see Sandy.
He gave us a fairly big welcome when he saw us but not as large as we had expected. He seemed to be quite tired. I was pleased that he was tired because when he gets lots of exercise he is happy.
But contrary to what Donna said, we think he missed us. He follows me everywhere and never lets me out of his sight. He seems to want to sit in our laps more than usual. And he is more affectionate than before we left.
It is nice to be able and get away for travel. However, it is also nice to have such a great little furry four legged friend to return home to.
I hope you have enjoyed these photos and the description of our trip.