Thursday, June 23, 2011

Yago returns

Last night, Bailey and two of Yago's friends came to the airport with me to pick up our Spanish friend. I was so pleased with Bailey's behavior in the airport terminal... who knew that they allowed dogs in the place. An airport staffer watched me standing on the sidewalk for a half and hour when he finally said, "You know, he can go inside if you want." I didn't know and I was so appreciative of the guy's words. For an hour Bailey had old and young alike stopping to say hello. Most got right on the floor with him. He was gentle and laid back and rolled onto his back for most everyone asking for a belly rub. Teenaged girls and elderly "we used to have a Berner" folks petted the furry boy and enjoyed his company. It reassured me that soon he'll be an older, more settled dog and perhaps stints in the nursing home for hugs and hellos will be a possibility. He is a hug-able, happy fella who seems to make people smile.
Today, we have kids and friends popping in to say hello to Yago. Bailey played with them for hours, but now he's underneath the writer's chair taking a nap after a late night of airport love.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

White Cap Mountain Climb

After the dentist and a tooth reconstruction, a host of email, a bit of writing on my article about Charlie, a ski racer from Burke Mountain Academy, and phone calls... I packed up a kit and hit the road for a mountain climb about 15 minutes from my home. A bit hot, a bit buggy, but a good deal of fun. Bailey did well on leash on the way up... and on the way down, off leash, he stayed fairly focused and connected to me. He does the same when I'm writing in the morning! :-)

White Cap Mountain Climb

Monday, June 13, 2011

Home at last

I've been in San Antonio, Texas, visiting my favorite sister who is gearing up for another difficult week at START. Go Barbie!

Bailey loved being home, and after a run on Black Mountain, a swim in the mountain pool, a good meal... we both collapsed.

There's no place like home... click click click.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Enrolling at UMaine... Go Black Bears!

Bailey visited UMaine on Friday to sign up for classes in the Class of 2015. Along with the college's Dean Dear Grammie, are many of the Shible Aunts who fed the new admit treats and spring water from a crystal bowl! Now that's the way to matriculate.

Go UMaine!