Saturday, August 4, 2012

Scout goes to The Eagles Band Concert!

The Eagles Band was suppose to play at Lilac Park in Lenox. It was moved to the Lenox Town Hall because of a threat of rain that never happened.
Are dogs allowed in Town Hall? Who cares! Scout was going to a concert!
Scout stayed for about 5 songs and was so well behaved, better then some kids that came to the concert. She sat on my lap enjoyed the music and besides the music, Scout was the hit of the show.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Scout goes to a Ball Game!

It was "Woof in the Park" at Pittsfield Suns Baseball Team atWahconah Park in Pittsfield MA.
Scout has never been to a baseball game, she never even has played with a ball. Note: must buy Scout a ball.
Scout arrived at Wahconah Park with plenty of time to sniff around before the game.

Dogs had to stay on leashes and behave. There were only around 10 dogs who showed up. One small dog passed by where Scout was sitting and they exchanged a hello. Another dog who was sitting in the $7 seats kept on eyeing Scout. Scout sat in the $5 bench seats, she didn't mind. Here is the dog who kept on looking at Scout.

The game started and Scout watched the game.
She sat on the bleacher's. The person next to Scout had a beer, Scout was very interested in the beer, but had her water which was placed on the floor for her.

Scout stayed at the game for a couple of innings but wanted to get home to watch the Olympics. She was hoping to see the commercial for a new program on NBC. The show is "Animal Practice" and here is the commercial for dog swimming doggie paddle in the Olympics.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Scout gets attacked by a Jack Russell Terrier!

Scout likes to go on walks on a street called King William. It is in a nice country neighborhood. She goes past a house where 2 Golden Retrievers live. The two dogs who are always playing outside, go nuts when they see Scout.  The owners are always playing play on their" Field of Dreams"baseball diamond, so the dogs are always chasing wiffle balls. Scout gives a friendly bark but pays little attention to the dogs and owners playing ball.

Next Scout passes an old dog who comes running off his front step of the house but loses stream and just lies down on the driveway and puffs. Across the street is a dog who is blind and mostly deaf. Very sad, cause that dog has no idea that Scout is walking down the street. The dog has a doggie door to go in and out of the house. Scout pays no attention to the old dog or the blind and deaf dog.

Further down the street are the 2 Jack Russell Terriers, Beanie and Maggie. During Scouts previous walks, she has played with Maggie and Beanie or one of them. Since they look alike you can't tell one from the other.
On our walk, the door to their house opened and the owner of the house came out and the 2 dogs bolted out of the house towards us.
Here is a picture of a Jack Russell. Although the picture isn't of Beanie, it could be. Notice the teeth.

Scout stood wagging her tail waiting for a friendly greeting by Beanie and Maggie. Beanie ran to Scout in full attack mode, while Maggie just stood wagging her tail. Beanie started to nip Scout's backside, growl, back up and attack again.

I want to remind you that Scout has had little interaction with other dogs. She thinks all dogs are  friendly with tails wagging. She had no idea that dogs can be mean and bite.

The owner can running behind them, trying to get beanie away from Scout. Beanie didn't care and tried to bite my husband too. Scout was now so scared and trying to jump into my arms. Finally the owner was able to get Beanie and put him in the house. Poor Maggie, the other Jack Russell, just watched her idiot mean brother,Beanie, attack. I think if she could have, she would have apologised to Scout.

So now when we go on our walk, we get to the house with the blind/deaf dog and Scout wants to turn around, she will not go any further down the block.

Scout knows that Beanie is waiting for the opportunity to attack again. Poor Maggie, she has to put up with no other doggie friends because her brother, Beanie is so nasty.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Scout really goes to camp!

Scout had to get up early to go to camp. That is not her favorite thing to do, she likes to sleep in to 7-8am.   She had to get to camp at 8am, so we could be on the road soon after her drop off time.
I carried her in and Scout seemed to be OK. A fast transfer was made, no long goodbyes. This was to be her first overnight at camp.
I called during the day to check up on my camper. I was told by Renee,the owner of Love Us And Leave Us that Scout did go outside to play with the dogs but it overwhelmed her and wanted to come back in and stay with her (Renee). But otherwise, she was doing fine.
The next morning, I got to Love Us And Leave US promptly as they opened at 7am. Scout was with Renee behind the counter, she looked tired but OK.
She hopped back in the car. That is her in the picture after her camp adventure. She does look tired.

I brought her in the house and she went straight to bed.
She slept til noon when I woke her to go out and pee.

Friday, July 20, 2012

Scout goes to Camp!

After looking at a few camps for Scout, she found a few that she and I approved of. We looked at 3 camps. Oh, all right,places to board Scout, they now call them Camps. Some are day camps and some are overnight camps.
Scout didn't like the first one we looked at. She had to walk through a little entrance way to the camp, it was hot in there and you could see dogs that were isolated and some dogs playing together outside. We were shown the sleeping quarters which was in a basement, it was dark for Scout. It might have reminded her of the dark barn she lived in for 2 years. She was very anxious to get back in the car, didn't even want to pee on their property.

The next camp was at Shaker Hill Pet Resort in Pittsfield MA. Here is Scout by a rock in front of the Resort.

She liked the Resort. Each pet had their own room with piped in music. One of the workers at the Resort had even adopted  Scout's sister, Minx. The dogs could run outside and everything looked good. People came running to play with Scout. They even had a gift store in the front of the resort. Alas, though, there was no room at the Resort when Scout needed to be there.

So Scout got back in the car for a very short ride down the block to Love Us and Leave Us in Pittsfield MA. Here is Scout in front of a rock. Look how happy she is!
We went inside and Scout got to meet Renee, the owner! Scout's tail was wagging and they had room at the Inn when it was needed. The camp is a former restaurant/bar and the dogs roam in and outside in a fenced in property. The dogs can sleep in their crate or they can sleep on couch's. Someone is with the dogs at all times. No bitters need apply. If a dog nips, they are not welcomed back. Scout saw a cute day camper who comes when their owner works.
Tomorrow,Scout will tell you about her overnight Camp experience.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Scout goes for her first swim,kind of!

Scout goes for a swim!

Scout got her first swimming pool at CVS. It might not be big but it was the first time she entered water. The pool was filled with 2 buckets of water and I threw one of her favorite toys in it. She was able to get it without getting in all the way. So I got a toy that sank and put it in. This time she had to get all four paws in the pool and stick her nose and mouth in too. She got the toy out and we played for quite awhile.
She still hates the rain though!

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Scout Goes to a Country Store!

 Scout goes to a Country Store!

Scout went on a trip today, to Whitney's Country Store in Cheshire, MA.

They also have some farm animals that Scout liked seeing except the goats, she didn't like them and wouldn't go near them.

It might have been 90 degrees but Scout had a very good time!