Traveling to Oklahoma took nine hours and six breaks at rest areas so I could sniff the air and figure out where we were. My upright uses a GPS to direct her, but I use my nose! It’s more reliable. We crossed the state line into Oklahoma from Texas. The first thing I noticed was the red dirt. The earth matched my fur perfectly. I felt like I belonged. Looks like sheep country! I wanted to poke my nose out the window and smell that rusty red earth, but the air conditioning was on, so I contented myself with staring out the window until we found a rest area.
My upright and I performed nine shows in four days. The libraries were located in several towns such as Clinton, Weatherford, Cheyenne, Sentinel, and several more. The small towns loved us! They treated me like the superstar I am. Most of the towns didn’t even have a movie theater—so I was a live theater show and I believe much more entertaining than anything you could find at a theater. In addition to performing cool tricks, I’m also a bit of a comedian. I now start every show with a joke! When my upright, Denise, asks, “Are you ready to be a star?” I immediately fall down and play dead. I like to embellish the tales my upright tells and often “add” extra things.
I also loved how salty my upright’s legs were from sweating. Sometimes in the middle of the show, I would start licking her leg. She needed a bath, right? She’s always taking care of me, so I thought I’d make sure her legs were clean. My upright brushes my teeth and fur every morning until my teeth are white, my breath fresh, and my fur silky smooth. She even clips my nails every two weeks. I’m a lucky, well-groomed dog. And hey, kids, did you know that it’s important to brush your dog’s teeth just like it’s important to brush your own. We can get cavities too, plus our breath can smell like we just got sprayed by a skunk. But if you brush our teeth even three times a week, you’ll see our smile improve and our breath won’t stink (too much).
I enjoyed my visit to Oklahoma and look forward to visiting Enid, Oklahoma in July.
Okay, can you guess what my favorite part to performing is? I asked this question in last week’s blog, but thought I’d ask it again. If you guess correctly, I’ll send you an autographed picture of my adorable fluffy self!
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!