After every visit to the vet, Lady Flame & Toby enjoy a walk in Riverside Park, in Topsham. There, we met two of the sweetest dogs ever. Holly, who is an English Cocker Spaniel and Sophie, a Bernese Mountain Dog. Both are young and very friendly, although Sophie's size made Lady Flame & Toby a bit nervous at first. They were soon good friends & shared fancy biscuits provided by Sophie's Dad.
Toby: "Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert!" Me: "Huh? What intruder? Ohhh...you mean that something that was lurking in the woods outside the fence?" Toby: "Grrrr... Ruff!!!" Me: "Ummm... it is probably long gone by now, Toby. You're safe because you're inside the fence." Toby: "Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert! Intruder Alert!" Me: "Enough already! Go outside, scare him off, and settle down." Toby: "Let me at him! Grrr.... Ruff, Ruff, Ruff, BARK, BARK, BARK!!!!!!!" Me: "Toby, we'd really like to get some sleep tonight. Can you please settle down and go to bed?" Toby: "Okay, Mom... I'm exhausted from all the barking..." ruff...ruff...ruff...!" Snore..."woof!"
We had a quick play date just before dark. You'll notice that Trouble is very agile, and he tags Lady Flame, who just cannot seem to tag him back. By the way, it was too dark to let Toby out to play. He was not a happy camper as he stood on the top step, of the indoor stairs, whining and feeling left out. But, his vision is so poor that it would have been dangerous for him (on several levels.)
Toby was laying on the dog bed, between our two chairs, while we watched
TV tonight. All of a sudden he started screaming, and screaming, and screaming. We are
hoping he just had a cramp or something. Eventually, he settled down as
if nothing had happened. Scared the bejeebers out of us... All we could think was that maybe some sharp shards of plastic were moving around in his innards. We'll never know...