Oh boy, oh boy, oh boy.
Today is my favorite. Mom said I get to go play with my friends at dog daycare here in Memphis. I can’t wait! We run around and sniff and jump and play all day long. Sometimes we just chill out or go swimming. When I get home, I’m worn out from all the fun. I don’t ever get scared, because I get to be in a pack with other dogs that like to play the same way as me.
The first fun thing is I get to ride the doggie bus. It pulls up right to the curb and waits for Mom to bring me outside. How do they know which house I live in? That’s a head-scratcher, but somehow, they always find me. Mom gives me a big hug and hands the nice driver my leash, and he leads me onto the big van. I like to sniff around a lot, and he doesn’t make me hurry up.
Mom wags her hand to tell me goodbye, and then we’re off. We listen to music and it’s never too hot or too cold. Sometimes we stop at other houses to pick up new doggy friends. They are really nice and excited like me. We bark hello but we’re not too noisy.
I get my very own crate to ride in. It’s big enough for me to lie down if I wanted to, but I like looking out the window best of all. I see my favorite tree and the mailboxes where we always stop on our morning walks. Now we’re getting close to the Harbor Town Dog Park where we like to go to meet new friends and then I see the Mississippi River Walk where we sometimes go when my people don’t have to work or go to school.
When we get to BrownDog Lodge, they remember my name and pet me and show me where my friends are. We get to play inside or outside, and there’s always plenty of clean water to drink. My people friends are very calm and make me feel safe because they are in charge and they think like dogs even though they aren’t.
Now it’s already time to go home. The driver takes me back to the van and finds my crate. This time I might take a little nap because I get sleepy riding around after a busy day. My people are so happy to see me when I get home, and they have more time to play with me because they didn’t have to spend time in the traffic. I hope I get to do it all again tomorrow!