Monday, August 13, 2012

Mom is always thinking of new things.

Mom had to get a new cane the other day because her's fell off the wheelchair at Universal Studios. When she was looking at cane, she saw little purses to attach to them. But Mom has so much stuff that she thought she probably already had something she could use. So, while going through a box in the garage (and then falling from the heat) she found this patch from Timbuk2 and it stays on her cane. Her new cane is pretty too, has butterflies on it! She has her cell phone with her so she is never without and can call for help if she needs it.

 Mom is always worried about things.  Like if we're out for an off-duty walk and Mom falls and hurts herself and has to call the paramedics. We've heard horror stories of unmarked service dogs being taken away when their handlers are hurt and sometimes being euthanized. Mom does NOT want that to happen. So we bought this leash wrap from Mom's friend Leann. It's brand-new but Mom did not pay brand-new prices. So this goes in Mom's new cane pouch to be used for emergency or unexpected situations.

Monday, August 6, 2012

August 2012 Staycation!

 So here's the start of our August Staycation with more pictures to come!

On Friday we went to Universal Studios. Mom stayed in the wheelchair the whole day.

 Here I am on the Backlot Tram Tour. We sat in the front car. I decided to sit up here between the tram driver and the narrator. I did well on tram. I just didn't care for the earthquake simulation.
 Here's Jaws! He didn't scare me in the slightest.
 Here we are with some of Scooby Doo crew. I liked Scooby.

This is my friend Nanu, an American Eskimo Dog. She's one of the dogs in the Universal Studios Animal Actors Show. I met her once before and was happy to see her again. After the show we took this picture together.  Isn't she pretty?

 On Saturday we went to the Santa Barbara Zoo. When we entered, they asked Mom what breed I was. Over the radio they announced to zoo staff that I was at the zoo, it was very nice not to have every staff member question Mom. Mom was in the wheelchair again. But early into our zoo adventures, Mom's wheelchair started falling apart and we had to rent an electric one. The zoo was very hilly.

 Beautiful scarlet macaws!
 Here I am watching the macaws! I like birds!
 Gorilla butt!
 Giraffes feeding. I wouldn't want to try herding them!
 Here I am watching the giraffes.
Here was a male lion, basking in the sun. Mom was hoping this lion would teach me not to chase his smaller descendents, particularly Fasie.

More pictures to come, we still have to upload our pictures from our trip to Ventura on Thursday.