White Dog has developed a little ritual for when we are all going out in the car. She sits and actively listens as she receives the news of an impending car trip; she cocks her head to one side and gazes intently until we are done speaking then she springs into action. White Dog rushes into the bedroom to help Steve gather socks and shoes that we humans often need to don and then she waits on the leash car. Impatient at our progress, she paces and prods with her nose. As Steve helps me with my shoes, White Dog uses my outstretched legs as a hurdle leaping back and forth over us as we try to dress. My sliding arms into a jacket is her signal to scratch at the door and to look over her shoulder at Steve to get the car ready for me. They go out and start the engine, reposition the car so that it is more accessible for me and open my door. White Dog sits in my seat wagging her tail and yipping "hurry-up" encouragement as I slowly do the stairs and climb into the car. She scoots over at the very last minute and woofs impatiently for Steve to get in and get going. It is not until the car has backed down the drive and is moving forward that White Dog relaxes and begins to enjoy the journey. We all agree nothing is better than a family car ride.
Please visit Scarlet at animaldoctor.blogspot and offer support and encouragement. After all she and her family and all of us have done to get her wheelchair; it is being held up in customs who are demanding additional fees. We haven't all come this far to get her wheels to quit now! Together we can do anything!
Also, I know the economy is bad and there are lots of needy souls out there but One of Khyra's KHAT friends Edda Puss and her mom will be blogging for Haiti this coming weekend. Please check out Jen's Blog for details - including why she is doing and what she plans to do during the event! Do what you can, please.