It was Puppy Cody’s first visit, ever, to a pet store.
I was a bit nervous about taking her as I know how difficult she can be in strange situations, especially where other dogs might be present. I envisioned her balking at the automatic doors and then us having to drag her through the store to the back so as to utilize the self-service dog wash (another first).
But Cody was a princess! The moment she entered the doors, she began sniffing at every single bag of food and each individual toy. She was in heaven.
Even the dog wash didn’t phase her. Maybe because she knew other dogs had survived that tub before her, or maybe she just enjoyed the extra hugs as the shampoo was rubbed into her fur. Afterwards, she didn’t even try to escape – she stood patiently while we toweled off most of the wetness, and then calmly waited for her own leash to be reattached.
At home, Cody crashed from all the excitement, so we decided to let her rest and took a short drive to the river. I had hoped to get some decent photos, but all I managed was the hotel across the river:
Some docked boats across the river:
The Grand Island bridge, taken from the shadow of a large tree:
And of course, seagulls and ducks (lots of ducks):
It was a nice change of pace on a Sunday, especially for those of us who are not football fans.
Tomorrow, it’s back to work. Hope the next week is uneventful for all of us.
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Images by Cordelia’s Mom/TeddyRosalie Studio