“The great pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him and not only will he not scold you, but he will make a fool of himself too.” — Samuel Butler, Notebooks, 1912
Adventures with Pepper: Days 38-45
As my regular readers know, I lost Maggie, the dog who was my traveling companion during my first eight years of living on the road.
After a horrendous period of grieving, I acquired Pepper, who has been my travel companion since April 20th. She was a four-month-old rag mop of a Scotty-mix, the Plano, Texas, SPCA Shelter staff said, when I rescued her.
Since then, she’s doubled in size to about 20 or so pounds, and has become a piece of my heart. Where Maggie was the Grand Diva of dogs, Pepper is a rowdy tomboy whose greatest joy in life is giving me chin kisses and rough-housing with bigger dogs.
At Yogi’s in the Smokies campground, where I spent a week, the dog she played with was a young black lab that belonged to a large family group that were my neighbors. One afternoon, after we had laughingly watched the two of them play, I got a knock on my RV door.
“Would Pepper’s mom like to come have steak around the campfire with us,” two young girls asked.
Pepper’s mom said, “Yes.”
Book Report: Travels with Maggie is now up to 61,868 words.
Bean’s Pat: Hunting Trolls in Norway http://tinyurl.com/b9bovh6 Travel is all about learning something new, and not getting eaten by trolls.