Thursday, May 8, 2008

Maggie Quest To Play Soccer

Today began very interesting. I wanted to put grass seed on the bare spot in the back yard where we put dirt to make the area flat for the pool last year. Dirt and water had soon become mud. I had bought fertilizer and grass seed and they were in the garage. Maggie was with her mother[Maggie is a dog] my daughter, who had taken the week off to clean her house. So I wasn't thinking about Maggie. My daughter let her out and she was on my daughters step. We live next door and there is a fence and a open gate between yards. I hauled the fertilizer into the house leaving the door to the garage open planning to come back to get the seed. I didn't close the gate in the house that kept Maggie from the kitchen. I opened the back sliding door and put down the bag of fertilizer on the porch. Maggie saw me and before I could get the door closed, she was in the house. She ran into the kitchen and out the garage door grabbing my new garden gloves which were laying on the spreader. She then ran into the back yard and out into the farmers field. I went back into the house getting some beef jerky and a leash. I called her she looked up seemed to be thinking about coming but she saw the girls who were playing a soccer game on the soccer field. The soccer field is at the end of the farmers field. Beyond the soccer field is a christian school, and church. She ran full speed over to the girls interrupting the game. I ran as fast as I could on my 68 year old legs. When I got there the girls had her on her back and were petting her. I put the leash on her, apologizing to the team. I walk her using a Gentle Leader. I didn't take that but just the leash so I was dragged back at a running pace. She wanted to chase the birds and butterflies. I got her to my house and put her in her crate so I could finish the job of seeding the dirt spot. I finished ending the morning.

The afternoon I spent helping my daughter clean her house. We were, my daughter and I , invited out to supper at the Olive Garden. We had a good meal.

2 comments:

quilly said...

I took a day off to clean my house and used it to blog. So now I have two hours to get the house clean before I pick OC up at the airport and you can see what it is I am doing ....

Jill said...

I cleaned the downstairs but not upstairs cause I hate dragging the vacuum up there. Maggie just wanted to have some freedom! And Fun!