November 9, 2014
Verne took the
dogs to San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. They
explored it from the beginning to the ocean beach
Collie (right) and
Millie (above) waited while Verne
ook the pieces of the mobility scooter out
car to re-assemble the machine.
was amazed at the joggers, bicycles,
walkers, and leashed dogs of every size and
One woman had a thin
looking pit bull with ears in that sharp little
triangle that tells of having been cut with scissors
as a puppy. When Millie walked up to greet the dog
the owner yelled at Millie to get away. The woman
frantically screamed "SHOO! SHOO!" while
flinging her hands at Millie trying to push her
I stood speechless —
the woman screamed "My dog doesn't like other
dogs" but her dog was paying no attention to
her or even looking at Millie. Her poor ear chopped
pit bull seemed to want to crawl into a hole and be
spared from the hysterical owner. I got it. The dog
was OK but the owner was not OK.
to Millie "Crazy lady! No play crazy lady."
— Millie understood.
is our perimeter scout dog. But there was
too much going on at the park to allow her to run
free at first. Verne knew she needed time to get
used to the intense activities.
For the time
being she'd have to stay on the flexi-lead.
Fortunately it was a 26' model that allowed her to
explore lots of stuff as Verne manuevered the
scooter to allow her freedom.
Was about all Millie could think
saw Stowe Lake. Water, ducks, swans,
and people in
boats —it all looked like big fun to her.