I really hate seeing Wizard disappointed. We went to the airshow on Saturday, but after sitting in the car in line to get in the gate for 2 1/2 hours, we finally gave up. We’ve been to airshows before, and I’ve never seen no effort at reasonable traffic control as happened here. Cars were lined up on the street for miles and they knew this would happen. We got there early as instructed, followed the rules and got nowhere. I really don’t understand it. We’d paid for VIP seats too. But what upset me more was this was important to Wizard. He’s an adult and handled it fine, but I still hate it.
As far as the rest of the weekend, the most exciting part was I took Maggie to PetSmart to see if they had a good bed for her for the living room. I didn’t find one, but Maggie had a blast and I bought her a couple treats. She loves going anywhere. Once in the store, when she though I was distracted, she did her best to get people to pet her. At one point making a serious -looking guy crack up at her antics. Once she saw she’d succeeded in getting his attention, she decided to bark and wiggle to get him to come to her. I rolled my eyes so hard, and spent the next few minutes walking her through the aisles and practicing commands to get her calm and refocused.
And this guy? He kept laughing as he walked by. He wanted to stop and pet her, but he realized I was refocusing her and resisted. I admire that. I usually let people who ask pet her, but in this case, I needed her to calm down. She can’t bark her demands. (Also her trainer should have headed that off, but failed to stop it before before her excitement built to that level. Bad trainer! Also, her trainer is me, and Maggie is not well-trained, LOL.)
But I wanted to laugh. She used to be so scared and now she thinks everyone in the world is her friend. There’s worse things that a friendly, confident dog.
So how was your weekend?