Saturday, May 15, 2010

Precious: Based on the Novel "Sherpa" by Suddie

I came into heat last week so I have been feeling a little down. Mostly frisky, but a little down.

So spending the day with my little Sherpa was just what I needed. Sherpa is 7-months-old now. Can you believe it?

Well we spent a good part the day riding around in his fancy Range Rover. I love riding around. Especially with Sherpa in a fancy Range Rover.

First we went to a kind of fairground where there were lots of dogs walking around in circles (very slowly, in some cases) and people wearing pieces of paper with numbers on their arms. I'm not sure what was happening, but it was a beautiful sunny day and I just tried to absorb as much of the healing energy of the sun as possible.

After the fair, we went to an outdoor cafe for lunch. You probably wouldn't believe all the people that stopped to look at and comment about Sherpa. But they really did. One after the other, they stopped to comment. About how beautiful he is and how good he is. So on and so forth. I was SO PROUD.

After lunch we stopped at a cupcake place next door. They wouldn't let us dogs in, but they asked my dad all about us and he gave them our website address. They asked how much a puppy like Sherpa would cost. My dad replied, "1000 cupcakes." You figure it out. Dad had a double chocolate AND a coconut cupcake. Good thing he is taking niacin to keep his cholesterol and triglycerides nice and low. I want him around for a long time. He told me that he always wants me by his side. I told him I will do my best. I am eating smart and doing lots of vigorous frisbee play.

When it was time to say goodbye and I was getting my bag out of the boot, Sherpa leaned over the back seat and looked at me for what seemed like a very long while and a fleeting moment at the same time. He sure is PRECIOUS. It sure is nice to have someone precious in our lives.