Sunday, July 15, 2007

Saturday


Yesterday was a beautiful, sunny day. It was also the last day to be North. Today I am back home, although technically still on vacation.


We checked out and drove down to the Canal Park area of Duluth. It's a great dog area of the city, and it was even better, as they were hosting a dog show at the Convention Center. The Park was full of dogs, of all shapes and sizes, including two large, beautiful Great Danes the size of horses! We walked the "lake walk" a bit, stopped for cheese curds and hot dogs at Crabby Dan's, and met many dogs and their people. Scout sniffed every bush, tree, piece of grass and lamp post she could find, as well as the tail end of quite a few dogs. We are finding that dog people are, for the most part, about the friendliest people in the world.


(No offense to cat people. You just can't find them so easily out walking their cats. They're usually at home, reading the newspaper or a good book with their cats. And their cat is usually sitting right on the part of the newspaper they want to read.)


We also stopped in at a couple of our favorite antique stores. They both allow dogs, which is one of the reasons we like them so much. I found a wonderful old children's book of Bible verses, called "The Wings of the Morning." But they were asking $25.00. I wasn't sure that it was that special.


Then we started the long, sad drive home.


We stopped at a flea market where they were not so friendly about dogs.


At home, I didn't remember that I had left the house so messy. The flowers hanging in the front yard looked just a little wilty. The dining room table had disorganized mail and books I decided not to bring and a few other stray papers. The kitchen still had a large cardboard box with styrofoam peanuts. A couple of Scout's balls were hanging around the floor.


Welcome home.

9 comments:

Barbara B. said...

sounds like a great vacation!
welcome home :)

kim said...

Welcome home, indeed! How is it that those things don't just disappear while we're on vacation!

Want to read something funny? THIS cat person, right at this very moment, is sitting in a chair typing with...one small-ish female cat perched on the chair arm to the right, and one large-ish boy cat taking a little kitty-snooze on the floor to the left. They make me very happy because they love me.

Today I went to Lake Calhoun, as you read over at my blog. Practically every dog person/family in the Minneapolis area was there today, and it was so much fun seeing all the "puppies" with their humans.

Cats...dogs...apples...oranges...LOVE THEM ALL :)!!!!

P.S. an after-thought said...

I was in Canal Park just the other week. The little art supply shop I intended to go to wasn't there anymore. I guess the big box store "up the hill" must have did in its business.

Check half.com for good deals on used books. That one does sound expensive, but you would have been paying for the "ambiance."

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Rowan The Dog said...

Antiquing!
The fun just never stops in Scout's world...

My guardian says she's glad that all your humans had a fun time and thanks for sharing your big adventures.

Woof!

Rowan

mompriest said...

Glad you had a great trip and made it home safely. Two more Sunday's and I get vacation...woohoo. I'm not going anywhere. Hanging out at home, probably painting my son's bedroom....

Diane said...

Mompriest, I hope you have a chance to do whatever renews you.

revabi said...

Man is it not just hard to come back from vacation. Sounds wonderful And you are right for doggie people, most of the time. I have dogs and cats. I love your pic of your doggie.

Jan said...

Diane, welcome home! And your good deed for the day was reminding me that I have a big box of styrofoam peanuts stashed in the dining room. I need to do something about the box and its contents. . . .