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My passion is helping others defend themselves and their families. I am an NRA Certified pistol instructor, a NRA Chief Range Safety Officer, leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - North Cincinnati, and the state leader of TWAW Shooting Chapters - Ohio. I also have a heart for the Lakota people and lead mission teams to the Pine Ridge Reservation each year, am founder and director of Backpacks For Pine Ridge,, and do various volunteer work in my own community. My greatest joy is being a grandma and hanging out with my husband of 30+ years.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

If You Saw Me in the Parking Lot


Gunner was out of heartworm preventative so I had the brilliant idea of taking him with me to Petsmart to pick up another box.

BAD idea.

Gunner HATES Petsmart because that is where the vet lives and Gunner HATES the vet. He crouched as we walked through the parking lot, refused to enter the store, and acted like a total wimp until I carried him. He's big now so that wasn't going to work for long so I decided to put him in a cart and push him through the store.

We got the meds and I got him a toy for being brave. (HA!) Its a Harley Davidson stuffed bone that says "Bad to the Bone" on it and makes a motorcycle noise when he bites it. Maybe it'll convince him that he's brave. I doubt it will convince anyone else.
I thought we were done ... that the worst was over, but boy was I wrong.

We left the store, walked to my Jeep and as I opened the door to my Jeep, Gunner jumped in and managed to wedge himself under the gas pedal and brake and would NOT come out. He has very powerful hind legs and I'm not sure HOW he did it, but he was definitely wedged in there with NO intention of going anywhere.

So, if you saw me in the parking lot at Bridgewater Falls looking like I was wrestling a weasel or some other crafty wild animal out of my Jeep - that's what was going on. It was so bad at one point I had the dog toy in my teeth as I wrestled the dog.
Sorry for the bad pic ... I was wore out and didn't feel like fighting him anymore to get a better picture.

2 comments:

Barbara(aka Layla) said...

I wish he would have been able to take a pic of you with his toy in your mouth...:)

My dogs don't like Petsmart either!

Gary Means said...

cats rock!