YOU WON’T BELIEVE WHAT HAPPENED TODAY!!!
I should probably start at the beginning. I’m Kota and I’m a Great Dane. At least I was Kota till Linda started calling me Greta. Linda says I should call her Mom because I’ll be here forever, but I’m not sure about that. In the last few weeks, I was kicked out of the only home I ever knew and then taken to a nice place with other dogs and then I was shipped off in a truck that moved for a whole day and night while I was cramped in a small cage. No one wanted me anymore, that was for sure. Then after four days in another little cage, Linda came and got me. I thought I was going to live in cages forever.
Excuse me if I don’t believe any place is truly home. Every time I thought someone wanted me, they made me leave. It’s nice here, though. I hope they don’t send me away because there’s this big Great Dane named Walter and he likes to play with me! It’s really different here. I get to sleep on the couch and play as rough as I want as long as we go outside. There is a cage here but it has the thickest bed ever! It even has a cover so it feels like a cave. The best part is that the door is always open so I can just go in and have a nap if Walter is being too much of a pain. I never get locked in! You should see the toys I have here, too. Dozens and dozens of them! Not only that, I don’t even get scolded because Walter gets blamed for everything. It’s a pretty sweet deal!
Oh wait, I was supposed to tell you about today. You will never believe it! I got to ride in Bob Watson today with no cage! Walter and I got to ride in the back together and it was soo much fun! Who’s Bob Watson? That’s Linda and Bill’s Honda Element. It’s the only vehicle they have that would fit us. Linda has weird names for everything. Don’t even get me started. Anyhow, we drove along for a while and then we stopped to talk to this nice man on a dirt road. We talked to him for a long time. Walter barked at him like crazy at first, but Linda said it was ok and he stopped. I didn’t bark at all. I was a good girl. Linda said so!
After we started driving again it seemed like we were going further and further into the woods. We finally parked and Linda and Bill let us out with no leashes. We were free!! There was some weird stuff on the ground as we made our way down to this little house but I didn’t really pay attention because Walter and I ran and ran and ran.
When we came out of the woods there was this big flat field and I started running across it and Linda was calling me back. When I was getting really close to her the ground crumbled and I fell…into water!!! It was cold!!! I’d never felt that cold before. Next thing I knew, Walter was running over to another place with more water and I had to go splash him!!
When we finally slowed down and took a breath I saw more of that weird stuff we’d seen where we parked. I sniffed it and it really didn’t have much smell to it. I tasted it and it was cold and made my tongue feel funny. I tasted it a bunch of times and then Linda saw me and rushed to get her phone. She wanted to take a picture of me experiencing snow for the very first time!!! I had learned about cold, I didn’t even know snow existed before today!
It was so much fun! I got to chase Walter all over the place with no leashes or fences. I got to run on ice and play in the cold water. I even got to eat snow! I got to do the best stuff ever!!!
Mom says we’ll be able to go back there again and again as soon as the snow is gone. I can’t wait. Yeah, I guess I’ll call her Mom. She’s done all sorts of stuff around the house and bought a bunch of stuff just for me. She wouldn’t do that if she wanted to send me away. I think I have a Mom and Dad again…and a Walter!!