April 14 started pretty nice, I was getting out of bed to send my husband off to work with a home cooked meal and asked him to join me in walking the dogs around the campground.
30 seconds later, Napoleon is peeing on a neighbor’s concrete slab, with said neighbor 6 feet away looking at us as we look back sheepishly and say sorry.
I walked back home to get a gallon of water and a broom and clean the surface, but I was pissed the dogs were not behaving.
They haven’t been for a while, because they haven’t gotten their daily dose of exercise. They are not tired enough and when they do go on a walk, they walk us more than we walk them.
Last week’s weather doesn’t help, and I guess there is a part of boredom about going on the very same walk every freaking day.
I am also alone most of the day, so I walk one dog, then the other, and it does get old.
I wish I had a way to exhaust them so they’d behave on walks, but the dog park that belongs to the campground has been stripped of its fences before the virus, not sure why, and they haven’t fenced back.
So for now, it’s a loop around the RV park and little more.
I took the dogs with me when I came from Guatemala at the end of November. We drove all the way in my Land Cruiser, so we could go visit my then boyfriend.
It was a fun road trip that lasted about a week. Exhausting, because I tried to make it quick so the dogs wouldn’t spend too long on the road.
I had to stop every couple of hours or so, to give them water and let them stretch. They loved it, especially the part where we shared a rotisserie chicken every night in our hotel room.
We went to the beach in Baja California and Kodiak saw the Pacific Ocean for the first time. Napoleon had been to the beach in Guatemala. They love running in the sand to this day, and digging like they’re going to China.
In these weird and uncertain times, I am so happy to have them with me. I don’t know what I would be doing right now, with Guatemala on lock down, if they had stayed there.
It cost me a lot of money to drive them, instead of just flying myself, and it is some money well spent. That is what financial independence is for. So you can make decisions like that, not sweat them, and enjoy every moment.