Yesterday I spent a good part of the day with my friend Jamie. She lives about an hour south of Seattle in DuPont, Washington! See her blog at : http://pngmeri1990.blogspot.com/
I had spent a couple hours the previous night dealing with a work issue that extended into Friday morning. I wasn't sure I was going to be able to go down and spend the day with Jamie or not. I worked the issue for a couple hours in the morning before Chase and Beanie's vet appointment.
The vet appointment was....a first! Not Chase's first experience at a vet...he has been seeing Dr. Alicia Carlos at Maple Leaf Pet Corner since he was a baby which was 12 years ago! Just say he was a maniac. He attempted to bite both Dr. Carlos and me while getting shots. He has NEVER done this before. I was absolutely mortified! He was a maniac dog. He may only be 12 pounds but he was 12 pounds of pure energy. Then of course Beanie was as easy as could be. He sat there patiently as he got kennel cough drops in his nose. What a sweetie pie. He's low maintenance and Chase is high maintenance!
I got down to Jamie's and hell was breaking loose at work. I was afraid I was going to have to come into work over the weekend or even head back to town. Luckily they figured out what was going on (something that was supposed to have been done by someone I called the night before actually wasn't done and the person had told me it was!). My associate worked a half a day trying to troubleshoot the problem on Friday and I spent 4 hours of my time between Thurday night and Friday morning trying to troubleshoot the problem. Then to discover this task acutally wasn't done and once it was, the problem was resolved...really bit me. I was not, and am still, not happy about it.
Once I got the good news from my associate, Jamie, Chris(Jamie's hubby) and the two boys (Chase and Beanie, of course) and I went to the Olympia Farmer's Market http://www.farmers-market.org/ . So fun! We had a nice lunch there. I made Chris and Jamie stop by this shoe store and a bookstore on the way back to their house. Then Jamie an I left the boys and went to downtown DuPont to the Painted Pear(you paint ceramics). I painted a japanese/asian style bowl that has a hole in the side to hold chopsticks. I think we were in there for a few hours and the time flew by! We needed to tune out!
We stopped by this place called Posh Paw. It had such great pet stuff!!! I bought the boys some treats.
Then we went back and picked up Chris to go out to eat dinner. That was nice and relaxing but a bit chilly(why do places have the air conditioning on so high?)
It was a very fun day! It was nice to visit DuPont and Olympia but I still wish Jamie lived closer! We would get into a lot of trouble together!
Thanks for a perfect day, James!