Hello everyone, it’s me Makena, your favorite dog blogger! It’s time for my update on the dog’s life on the road.
For those that are new, I injured my back last fall (too much playing I guess!). I was shut down and had to spend several weeks “in jail” inside a big crate (thanks Dave and Angie).
By January I was feeling better, and had my freedom back, but then I tweaked my back again. In April, my mom took me back to the vet, and they did another x-ray, and my vertebrae has not completely fused together yet. So Dr. Alex put me on some steroids, and said I needed to remain off my paws until I can heal up some more.
I’m starting to feel better, and hope to be able to walk off leash again out here in Wyoming. After all, what’s a dog to do with 100 acres of land to explore? My parents mentioned the 4th of July as my target date to gain my “freedom.” In the meantime, I spend my days back in jail…oops, I mean the kennel, while they are busy working.
It has been raining a lot this past week. I really don’t like being inside the 5th wheel when it rains, as it is just too noisy. But my mom always says “no rain, no rainbows!” She always looks for rainbows when it stops, and she did get this photo the other day right outside the RV.
Before we came out to Wyoming, we stayed at Camp Meyer (Doug and Linda’s house, Dan’s sister) in Hortonville, Wisconsin. I had my first face to face with a rabbit that was caught in a rabbit trap. I was a little afraid at first, but when I realized it was stuck in jail (I could sympathize) then I moved closer to it.
Don’t worry, it was released unharmed. I told it to stay away!
On our way out to Wyoming, we stopped in Minnesota so I could visit with my cousin Simon. He’s 13 months old now. Here we are last year, when he was about 6 weeks old.
And about 6 months later…
Last year, I was not impressed with him, as he really didn’t do anything. But now that he is 13 months of age…
I think this picture thing might become a tradition. Hopefully Simon is the only one that puts on weight over time! At least that is what my Mom hopes.
He’s finally in the “trainable mode”. I was able to teach him how to drop food during lunch time!
We worked on scratching my ears…
And I taught him how to watch for squirrels from the upstairs window at Gary and Julia’s house, Simon’s grandparents (Dan’s brother).
It was a busy day with my cousin, and we were both exhausted after a long day of playing!
Yes, he’s now one of my favorite cousins! Food, scratches, and naps. What more could a dog want?!
Quote for the day: “Dogs have boundless enthusiasm but no sense of shame. I should have a dog as a life coach.” – Moby