This is my Second attempt at a blog about my adventures with my jobsite shop dogs.
Good morning, ...... But Wait!
Before I even get started, I have an important update:
It was a sad day for Tyler. He was all brushed and ready to go but his play date with Athena was cancelled.
Athena, a 1 1/2 yr. old Golden Retriever is Tyler’s Aunt. If You look, you can really see the family resemblance.
Unfortunately, she had a tough start in life. She was badly neglected and needed medical care. She really needed someone special so her friends put out the word on Facebook.
We told our neighbor friend, Kim who had recently lost her Golden Retriever so the timing was right for her to get another dog. She was really happy to take her in and helped nurse her back to health.
Last Sunday, we all went for a walk to the park for the first time. They were running full blast, chasing each other like they were best friends, swimming out to fetch tennis balls and chewing up sticks for two and a half hours.
..... They had a blast.
Tyler went home and slept for the rest of the day…. We wore them out!
They had such a good time, we made plans to get together on Sunday mornings to play in the park.
But yesterday, Athena was playing in the yard and stepped through a sewer grate and broke her front leg.
Poor thing, they even had to bring in a specialist who put in a splint with 9 screws. She spent the night in the hospital but should be coming home today.
So, I guess Mr. Tyler will just have to be patient and give his aunty time to heal.
Poor Hunter, ....he finally had another dog to play with Tyler to help wear him out!
Not easy for an 8 year ol’ dog to keep up with a 10 month old pup, but he tries … he’s a good boy.
We might stop over later to see her, if she’s up for it. I’ll bet she’d like that.
I know Tyler sure would like to see his new friend.
Well, .... I had originally planned to post a story I’ve been working on about my first jobsite dog, Sammy
- an incredibly smart Black Retriever like no other.
A natural born Frisbee dog, he understood many words and silent commands but was fiercely independent.
He could out stare you with his intense eyes that looked in you like he was reading your mind or predicting your next move, like a wolf. But his smile always let you know he was very friendly. Everyone loved him dearly.
He went to work with me just about every day and became quite popular, even made the local paper
in the small wealthy town of Lake Forest IL.
He was one in a million.
I’ll tell you more about him next time, if you like.
Until then, thanks for reading my first blog, Coffee Time with Tyler,
...... who is sound asleep under my feet.
Hope you have a great day with your dogs too.
-- Mark - I prefer the tumult of liberty to the quiet of servitude.