August 14, 2011

White Dog and Steve sat next to me as I finished dressing. We were getting ready to head out for our normal Sunday morning bike ride/ pupfest at the Nature Center. They were both concerned after yesterday's scary incident at the Park that I would not be comfortable being left alone while Gregg, Candace and Steve went biking. They were also worried about my safety.

I tried to calm and reassure them that all would be OK. "Yesterday was a random event. Yes, it was scary and I was very lucky that Nuka did her killer impersonation and that White Dog knew how to subtly deliver a message of protection because I think it made the guy rethink his plan...that and it was clear that he was not going to get to me without getting past the WDA. I am NOT going to become fearful of doing the things I love. So get ready, dear ones, we are going to meet the day."

Gregg's birthday is the week after Steve's. We surprised him with a second bike carrier so Sen-ge could join Dragon and his pawrents on the ride. He was overjoyed that the whole family could ride together. (And the WDA was thrilled that we would have a restful time in nature without the whining pup pining for his peeps).

Before riding off, I once again had to insist that we would all be fine and that Albuquerque had not become The Universal Center of Crime nor was I a danger magnet. They finally rode off, glancing over their shoulders until they could no longer see us.

The White Dog Army searched for roadrunners and found none; we shared a snack; they napped under the cottonwood as I read; we had a delightful safe morning. And when the very hot and tired bicyclists came back, we were all MORE than ready for a nice brunch and naps at home in the air conditioning.


Wyatt said...

Just catching up on your weekend...very eventful. Glad you had Sunday to smooth out the bumps in Saturdays road :)

Wyatt and Stanzie

Amber DaWeenie said...

Sunday sounds like it was a beautiful day and kind of wipes out Saturday. Hail to the WDA and a great big "paws up".

Brian said...

That sounds like it was a lot of fun...and much less stressful!

Random Felines said...

Sounds like a good way to spend a Sunday. We are sorry for your scare on Saturday but know you were in safe paws with the WDA!!

Remington said...

Sounds like an awesome day!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How fun for all. We too worry about your safety and hope you stay out in the open and at least where there are people within range of your voice. Can you carry some sort of alarm tht you could set off if you felt at all threatened. And of course, a cell phone. Can you tell our Mom is a worrywart?

Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Bailey Be Good! said...

I'm glad you had a much better day today! It definitely IS a great feeling to know that you feel protected (I hear my mommy feels that way when she's with me). :)

Woofs & hugs <3,

~Bailey (Yep, I'm a girl!)

Teddy Bear said...

We are so sorry to hear about the park incident. We are so glad that Mom was kept safe. Way to protect her, WDA! Sunday sounds like a fantastic day.:)

Teddy Bear & Sierra

Keisha said...

O hai! :) I so glad to see u. I like ur pikshers. :) They is very good! :)