Stu spent most of Thursday and Friday working on our property...he came home tired, dirty and feeling good...okay, not so good if you talk physical, it was more emotional and mental. LOL! But being that tired, we opted out of the one log home event we had planned to do. It was a two hour drive and we had to be there at 9am.
Saturday he took a nice three hour nap and then we watched a little TV and did a little computer stuff before setting up the carrier for Sadie to ride in on the motorcycle. We knew it was the last nice day for probably a week, maybe longer.
We had bought the Saddlemen Back Seat Bag back when we first arrived in Maryland. Our initial ride with Sadie was in her small crate, which she has since outgrown. The Back Seat Bag worked out perfectly for her. We added some bottom layering with towels to give her a comfortable bed. Then Stu cut out a section of the top to allow her to pop her head out the top. The bag is fastened securely to the motorcycle and she is snapped to the inside of the bag. (I suspect the top will come off completely as she out grows the opening...LOL!).
Stu put her into the carrier, strapped her in and gave her a few treats. He then took a loop around the campground and felt her paws on her shoulder...she slipped out of the new halter we had bought. We knew it was on the large size to allow for growth but even moved to the tightest setting, it was too loose. So he moved the snap to her collar and tried to ride the campground loop again. Success!
So we headed of for the short ride to McDonald's in Jamestown. We got coffee and ice cream and I shared some of my ice cream with her. She was so good...sitting pretty while she waited for us to finish our coffee.
We loaded back up, no nerves on her part at all. We headed across the parking lot and into Tractor Supply to buy a harness that fit. We hoped they would let us bring her in for sizing...not a blip! Everyone greeted her, including several customers. We found a harness and bedding for her new crate from PETCO (will become my end table).
We loaded up one more time and headed home as the sun set and the temperatures dropped. Once inside, Sadie had to try out her new bed....after attacking it, killing it and just generally pounding it into submission, she laid down for a two hour nap. LOL!
Today, Sunday, we are driving up to Red Boiling Springs, TN to have lunch with our friends Motty and Patti. We met for the first time outside Quartzsite, AZ at a gathering held by Al and Kelly of the Bayfield Bunch. With not enough time for chatting one on one, we look forward to more time with them. We'll have lunch at the Hermitage Hill Restaurant and then we plan to visit the Cyclemos Motorcycle Museum.
That's about it for now!
Till next time - keep on rollin',
Donna and Stu