A Traveler and his Cat exploring America.

Saturday, July 3, 2021

Doing a Little Better


Picnic Springs, South Dakota

Saturday morning I was able to stand up straight when I walked so I decided I would let Beans out for a short walk just around this new campsite.  Poor girl, she hadn’t been out in four days let alone explore this new piece of land.  I am still moving real slow but that is fine with her.  She just has to walk along the edge of the cliff behind us where it is straight down for over a hundred feet.  Geez, Beans!

I couldn’t get a picture because I was dizzy already.

We finished our little circuit and going back to the RV when all of a sudden her harness broke!  OH NO!!  I was worn out and just would not have the energy to track her down in the woods.  For some reason as soon as it broke she just stood there.  I walked up to her praying she’d stay put and not run off playing with me.  She let me scoop her up; I hugged her and was ever so thankful to have her in my arms.
Back inside I was wiped out physically and now emotionally thinking of what could have been.

I know you’re not feeling good dad.  Don’t worry about me.

Later I was able to stitch the piece back on and it should last.  I bought this harness way back for Sinbad and have never been able to find another like it.  It is the easy to do and undo clasp that I like on it which you can see by her leg.  There is a lady in Quartzsite that will make a custom pet harness and this winter I will see if she can make a duplicate of this one.  At least she could sew a new loop on better.


Beanie Mouse said...

Glad you're starting to feel better.....!

Barbara R. said...

Hope you're feeling better soon. Glad you planned to spend some time there...and Beans get a special rub under her chin for being such a good girl!