I love traveling in the car and visiting new places, smelling new things, and performing for smiling audiences. I don’t enjoy traveling with Joey, the Puppy. He used to ride in a box, but now he’s outgrown it. He’s almost as big as me—argh!!!! We are supposed to share the back seat, but he leans against me. Sometimes that naughty puppy sits on my side of the car! The box contained him. He would sometimes poke his head out of the box and lick my ear, but now he tries to kiss me while we’re driving down the road. Ugh! Puppy kisses are nasty!
We traveled a lot over the past few weeks because of our busy summer schedule. In the summer, we travel around Colorado and even go to other states performing at public libraries for the Summer Reading programs. We journeyed to Woodland Park library on June 1st to kick off their summer reading program. We had a fun audience who enjoyed my tricks and tales! But then Joey stole the show. (If you could see my face, you would see that I’m pouting.) My upright, Denise, brought Joey out at the end for the “Grande Finale.” I played dead. Then I turned my back on the audience. How dare they clap for him!!! What about me? After the little twerp performs a few mundane tricks which made the audience ooohh and aaahhh, my upright had Joey and I perform some tricks together. I twirled, I jumped, and I only snapped at him once which I thought was pretty good.
But this week, we traveled all the way to Cortez and Telluride. The ride was about 7 hours. We stopped along the river. Water roared past us and I will admit that I considered pushing Joey in, but I didn’t. I figured my upright would have been upset. The program in Cortez was held in a library that contained beautiful murals. They had a fun children’s area. The crowd was large and enthusiastic. I loved it—until Joey emerged from his pop-up tent. He performed his tricks which I could have performed while sleeping!
From Cortez, we traveled to Telluride and performed in their gorgeous children’s area. I played in their treehouse which was located INSIDE the children’s area. I met a bear who turned out to be stuffed. I made sure he couldn’t harm any children!
Our journey continued to Broomfield Auditorium in Denver. We performed on stage. I love the stage. I love being the center of attention. I’m a bit of a diva. The audience clapped, cheered, and loved the show. I snarled at Joey once, but in my defense I felt he could have performed better.
Everyone loves Joey. I’m feeling a bit left out. I feel like everyone is excited to see him. But what about me? So, the next time we were in the car, I snarled at him in the car and refused to let him kiss me. Joey decided to chew on a pillow. Ha, Ha. Now my upright is upset. The pillow is ruined and she’s worried he might chew on the car next. I kind of hope he does!!!!
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Sienna, The Smartest Border Collie!
I'm a red and white Border Collie. I love performing with my upright, Denise Gard. I call all humans uprights, just so you know! This blog will detail all of my adventures and contain some useful dog tips for all dog lovers!