37° here at 6 am this morning. The Santa Ana Winds were kicking up, so it was a tad warmer than yesterday.
Jean and I took Hiker over to the dog park again today. Hiker was doing fine until a guy came in with a gigantic white dog named Wiley. I think he was a Samoyed. He was only 11 months old, but I’ll bet he weighed 50 to 60 lbs. He just wanted to play, but Hiker was so afraid of him. When he came near her she’d curl her lips and bare her teeth and she was drooling like crazy.
Once I was able to “sneak” away from her some and hid. Wanted to see what she would do. She went running over to Jean because she didn’t know where I was and the entire time, she was looking around for me. I was about 100 feet away from her and she finally saw me. She came running over to me and tried to jump into my arms and almost knocked me down. After that, no matter where I was, she was sitting right next to me, leaning against me to make sure she could “feel” me. When I would start to walk, she got right between my legs and almost tripped me.
I don’t know if she had been attacked by a big dog when she was on the streets before the shelter found her or what, but she sure does not like them. She is fine with Jean’s dogs now because she knows them, but she was afraid of them when she first met them and now she is still shy around strange dogs.
When we got home, there was a flyer on my door from the community office telling us that next Wednesday and Thursday, there is going to be electrical maintenance done in the community so our electricity will be off and on sporadically those 2 days between 8 am and 3 pm. I hate it when they do that because then I have no computer and no TV. Plus, when they are done, I have to reset clocks that are not automatic or battery. I’m getting my car serviced next Wednesday, but won’t be gone more than a couple of hours. I’m taking Hiker with me, so she and I may have to go to the park or something after the car is done.
After lunch, Hiker and I went over to Canyon Country Park for a nice afternoon walk. It was beautiful outside today. It was 80°, clear blue sky and windy. Very typical fall day in SoCal.I sure do like my Kaiser primary doctor. He is so good about answering email. If I send him one, he replies within 24 hours, even on weekends. I had not seen a test result for my CBC test from the other day and I needed that one to be complete for my eye surgery, so I emailed my doctor. He emailed back and said the CBC was normal and he sent me the numbers on it. I was getting worried about it since it was not showing up in my medical records on the Kaiser website.