We did it! We went to the park today and it was AMAZING! For the first time, Khia got to come, too!
As usual, I had a mini heart attack in the car aka a super panic attack the whole way (15 mins). It was worth it though! We got to see lots of things and smell lots of smells.
It was a super fun adventure but I was VERY happy when I spotted the car (even if I don’t like riding in it). We were pooped!
I really liked having Khia with us. It helped me feel safer because she’s my protector (it’s like having a bodyguard around). Mom and Dad don’t usually take her because they say her breed is discriminated against. She is sweet as pie but people just see her pit bull face and, well, yeah…you know what they think. Mom and Dad don’t want to put her life in jeopardy so she is mostly a farm dog but they still like to get her out of the house every once in awhile. She gets really sad when I get to go places and she has to stay home. I know how that feels because last night Mom took her for a car ride and I had to stay home. Not fair!
We came home and took a nap with Mom. It was wonderful. I dreamt about fishies, squirrels, and birds. Not the tortoises though. That would be a nightmare! Those things are creepy. Up until a year ago, Mom and Dad had a very successful turtle and tortoise farm. Yep! They bred and raised reptiles for the pet trade. We used to have big pens of tortoises – Red Foots, Sulcatas (aka African Spur Thigh tortoises – they were big enough to sit on and ride!), and Brown Mountain tortoises. I know what I’m dealing with when I see a gopher tortoise. Don’t let tortoises fool you, friends. They are fast and they eat meat if it’s available! I’m not sticking around as an entree.
I’ll have to tell you more about our reptiles another time. Right now I need to go because it’s dinner time and we definitely worked up an appetite!