A 38 Year-Old Memory Plus Hiker And I Both Got Clipped
Today is May 11th. On May 11th, 1974 Ben and I had our first “official” date. We went to Catalina Island with some friends for the day. Many years later, Ben told me that he fell in love with me on that date. I would have loved to go back to Catalina Island with him but since he had gotten seasick on the trip over there, he never wanted to go back again. When I was doing come cleaning awhile back, I found my ticket for that boat ride to the island. I cried and then I laminated the ticket and put it in a safe place. We had a thick marine layer this morning when Hiker and I got out of bed. The sun started to come out around 8:00 am so Hiker and I headed out for a 1.5 mile walk. When we got home, I watered my plants and cleaned the birdbath and then I flushed my hot water heater. I used to do that once a year but read that if you have really hard water you should do it at least every 6 months. I have extremely hard water where I live. At 1:00 pm, I took Hiker over to my neighbor's house. My neighbor does dog grooming in her home so I decided I'd give her a try and see if she does as good a job as they did over at K-9 Clippery. Jean, my neighbor, has 3 dogs of her own. She took classes to be a certified dog groomer after she retired because one of her dogs had seizures when she would take it to the groomer. Hiker was very scared of the other dogs because they all came at her at once. She kept cuddling up to me as close as she could get and tucked her face into my armpit. She had such a sad look on her face when I left. The house seems so empty when Hiker is not here. Jean called around 2:30 and said Hiker was ready for me to pick her up. Hiker was so excited when I walked in. She just wanted to get out of there (LOL). Jean bathed her, gave her a “summer trim”, cleaned her ears and cut her nails and it only cost me $25. I think that's a very good price and I think Hiker looks great! Although I don't think she was very happy with me when I got her home because I tried to take a picture of her with her new “do” and she stuck her tongue out at me (LOL). I decided since Hiker got a trim, I needed one too, so I cut my hair with my Flow-Bee. Think I'll make myself a cheese enchilada for dinner.
is the first photo of Ben and I on our first date
Hiker giving me the Raspberries after her grooming