Today was a strange day- it started out really well- Kevin’s mom made us an awesome breakfast of French toast- then JoJo decided to be on her WORST possible behavior- not listening, barking at EVERYONE and just being crazy. It was very frustrating- I was especially disappointed when we visited one of our favorite stops -Miss Mollies- for ice cream. Miss Mollies is an awesome place that is super dog friendly, has a pretty big selection of food and ice cream- the best part? You can get ice cream for your dog- complete with a dog bone in it- it’s adorable! So we get there and they slide the ice cream out of the window for Jo and she jumped up and starts chowing down. It was so funny- but she is so not aloud to counter surf!
So we put her ice cream down and she gobbles it up- we grab ours and go over to the tables to sit down. This lady and her daughter shows up- Jo started barking at them, but quieted down when they finished ordering. The lady says to me, “We would like to sit at a table under the shade- is that going to be a problem?” I was in shock and Kevin’s mom says, “no – there’s tons of tables under the shade- take your pick!” To which the lady replied, “are you sure?? Because….” And points at Jo, looking her up and down like she’s a ferocious killer- meanwhile Jo is just standing there not even paying attention to them. I nod my head at them and they go and sit down. I honestly understand that not everyone likes dogs and people are especially afraid of German Shepards so I get upset when she’s not on her best behavior- I want her to change people’s minds about German Shepards, but even dogs get cranky sometimes- and this was one of those days.
More people came and she started barking like crazy- I could tell people were getting uncomfortable- but honestly she was BARKING- not snarling and showing her teeth, not lunging at people as they walked by, but barking. I could not get her to stop so finally I asked to leave-we grabbed our stuff and headed back to the campsite. Apparently today is not the day she would be breaking German Shepard stereotypes.
Back at the campsite she barked at EVERYONE who walked by- I didn’t know what to do- I finally took her down to the lake and we played ball for a bit. I brought her bed down by my hammock and we both took a nap by the water.
After her nap- BOOM- I got my sweet little girl back, but seriously WHAT was that about?
Here are some other pictures from the day- before we went to Miss Mollies we drove around to see the Raystown Dam and a few overlooks- it was really pretty!