Scooter go to Barr Lake
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Scooter good dog. Scooter in back yard. Grandpappy come out.
â€śScooter, do you wanna go for a ride!â€ť say Grandpappy
Scooter always want to go for ride! Scooter jump up and start to dance and bark.
â€śSettle down, settle down. Iâ€™ve got your leash right here. Weâ€™re going to go to
Scooter excited! Scooter love to go for ride! Grandpappy do Scooter favor. Scooter do Grandpappy favor. Scooter will catch Grandpappy a bird. Scooter is great hunter!
Scooter walk with Grandpappy.
â€śGet in the car, Scooter.â€ť say Grandpappy
Scooter get in. Scooter take Scooter spot in middle. Scooter like go for ride. Scooter not like car. Car bite Scooter. One time when Scooter was puppy, Scooter go for ride. Granny car windows down. Scooter stick head out window and see. Scooter sniff. Scooter look. Scooter stand on thing on door. Window come up and bite Scooter. Scooter not put head out window.
Now Scooter stay in middle and whine. Scooter want to stick head out window. Scooter not want to get bit. Scooter not know what to do. Scooter whine to help Scooter think. Scooter have idea. Scooter crawl over and sit on Grandpappy lap. Grandpappy not let window bite Scooter.
â€śScooter! Iâ€™m driving! â€śYouâ€™re gonna get me a ticket!â€™ say Grandpappy.
Scooter wonder want ticket is. Scooter not wonder long. Scooter busy sniffing and looking out window. Grandpappy move Scooter a little.
â€śDog, youâ€™re heavy. As soon as we get to a stop sign, youâ€™re moving. Say Grandpappy.
Car stop. Grandpappy pick Scooter up and put him in other seat.
â€śStay there, and look out that window.â€ť Say Grandpappy.
Scooter thinking again. Scooter whine. Grandpappy rub Scooter ears. Scooter stop thinking.
â€śYou like that, huh boy.
â€śIâ€™m taking you out to
Grrrrrrr. Scooter not nonsense. Scooter do. Scooter write. But Scooter still like to go. Car stop and Grandpappy make car quick making noise. Scooter put head out window and sniff. Scooter smell lake. Scooter smell trees. Scooter jump over to Grandpappy side. Scooter not need to be told time to get out. Grandpappy open door and Scooter get out.
â€śOK, boy. We have to stay on this side of the lake. The other side is the Nature Preserve and then donâ€™t allow dogsâ€ť
Grandpappy and Scooter walk dirt trail. Scooter walk long time. Sometime Grandpappy stop and take picture. Scooter not want stop. Scooter stop anyway. Scooter see big water. Scooter not like water. Scooter not want to go big water. Grandpappy stay on trail. Not take Scooter to water. Good Grandpappy, Good.
â€śScooter, the rest of this trail is closed today, because itâ€™s hunting season.â€ť Say Grandpappy. â€śWe have to turn around and go back.â€ť
Scooter not understand. Scooter hunter. Scooter hunt everyday. Scooter catch candy bar yesterday, that Mommy leave on table. But, Scooter go with Grandpappy. Scooter lead to Grandpappy how to get back.
Scooter is getting hot. Today is hot day and Scooter have fur. Fur help when cold. Fur not help when hot. Scooter tongue is out.
â€śI forgot our water, back at the car, boyâ€ť say Grandpappy. â€śWeâ€™re close to the lake; Iâ€™ll take you down to get a drink.â€ť
Scooter not sure about that idea. Scooter want drink. Scooter hate water.
â€śCâ€™mon Scooter, here is a short cutâ€ť
Scooter like short cut. Then Scooter paw hurt! Scooter stop walking and pick up paw.
â€śDamn, this place is full of stickers!â€ť say Grandpappy â€śHold still, Iâ€™ll get them out and then carry you to the sand.
Grandpappy bend down and something fall off of Grandpappy. Grandpappy also set down camera to help Scooter. Grandpappy make Scooter paw not hurt and then pick up Scooter. Scooter not like pick up. But, Scooter is hot and Scooter not like stickers. Grandpappy carry Scooter to soft dirt and set Scooter down. Scooter paw not hurt. Scooter is happy. Scooter is thirsty.
Scooter take Grandpappy to water. Scooter drink. Scooter not drink lot. Water is not like home. Scooter drink little. Scooter think water is cool. Scooter is hot. Scooter walk in water. Water not bite Scooter, so Scooter is happy. Scooter is also cooler. Scooter is happy again.
Grandpappy and Scooter walk by water. Scooter see people. Some people pet Scooter. Scooter like people. Then Grandpappy and Scooter walk up concrete thing that go from water to place up high. There is man with a boat and truck. Scooter walk up concrete thing. Soon Scooter back where we start walk.
â€ťLetâ€™s go the other way down the trail, Scooter.
Scooter walk. Scooter pee. Scooter find grasshopper! Big grasshopper! Scooter get close and bug jump! Scooter chase. Grandpappy not let go of rope! Bad Grandpappy, bad! Scooter get close again and grasshopper jump! Scooter decide Scooter not want to play chase with big. Scooter can do that at home. Scooter continue down trail and water plants.
Then Scooter see squirrel. Grandpappy not see squirrel. Scooter is great hunter. Grandpappy is canâ€™t find wallet. So Scooter pull hard on rope and bark! Squirrel jump! Grandpappy almost lose rope.
â€śEasy boy! Thatâ€™s a wild squirrel.â€ť laugh Grandpappy â€śYouâ€™re used to those sissy city squirrels. Heâ€™d probably kick your furry butt.â€ť
Grrrrrr. Grandpappy not know squirrels. Grandpappy not know Scooter. Scooter is great hunter! Squirrels shake with fear at the sound of Scooter name! Squirrel run when Scooter bark.
â€śItâ€™s time to go back anywayâ€ť continue Grandpappy â€śI still have a lawn to mowâ€ť
Grandpappy lucky Scooter good dog. Otherwise Scooter not lead Grandpappy home. Scooter walk. Scooter pee. Scooter look for squirrel again. Squirrel has run away to tell other squirrels that Scooter the Great Hunter is in park. Squirrel all hide from Scooter. Scooter walk taller. Soon, Scooter lead Grandpappy back to car.
â€śDammit!â€ť yell Grandpappy â€śI donâ€™t have my key! Iâ€™ll bet I left it in the ignition!â€ť
Scooter not know â€śignitionâ€ť. Scooter not know â€śkeyâ€ť Scooter know Scooter is tired. Scooter lay down is shade while Grandpappy yell. Grandpappy not yell at Scooter, so Scooter not care.
â€śDamn! Damn! Damn! Itâ€™s not in the ignition, either.
Scooter remember something fall out of Grandpappy pocket! Scooter know where that was! Was place make Scooter paw hurt. Scooter stand up.
â€śScooter, lay back down. We canâ€™t go anywhere. I have to call Margo and have her bring the spare key. You lay down and be good!â€ť
Grrrrrr. Scooter can help!
â€śHi Dearâ€ť Say Grandpappy talking his phone â€śI lost my key. It must have fallen out while I was walking Scooter. Can you bring me the spare one? Iâ€™m at the parking lot by the boat ramp. Tell them you are here to rescue your idiot husband and maybe you wonâ€™t have to pay the $6 admission fee. Yeah, it will take you about 20 minutes to get here, so I will look for it some.
Grandpappy not need luck. Grandpappy need Scooter. Scooter help!
â€śCâ€™mon boy. I need to find my car keyâ€ť
Scooter pull Grandpappy direction of place that hurt Scooter paw. Grandpappy pull Scooter other way.
â€śThis way, Scooter! I must have lost it when you nearly pulled the leash out of my hands.â€ť
Scooter is tired. But, Scooter good dog. Scooter lead Grandpappy to place where squirrel run away to tell friends. Grandpappy look. Grandpappy look. Grandpappy look.
â€śItâ€™s not here.
Scooter pull Grandpappy back down trail. When get to parking lot Grandpappy try to pull Scooter to car. Scooter pull hard down trail.
â€śAre you thirsty again, boy?â€ť say Grandpappy â€śWell, I guess we have time to go back down to the lake and I can keep looking for my keyâ€ť
Scooter pull Grandpappy down trail to spot where Scooter paw get hurt. Scooter pull Grandpappy to shortcut.
â€śWhoa, dog! say Grandpappy. â€śDid you forget about those stickers already? Letâ€™s keep going down to path to the beachâ€ť
Grandpappy pull on rope. Scooter pull back. Scooter pull hard.
â€śWhat is wrong with you?â€ť say Grandpappy
Scooter think Grandpappy really is idiot.
â€śWhat do you smell, Scooter? say Grandpappy â€śDo you smell my key!â€ť
Scooter sure. Grandpappy idiot. Scooter could smell key if Scooter knew what key smell like. Scooter never smell key. Scooter know what Grandpappy smell like. That how Scooter find this spot. Scooter see thing fall. Grrrrrrr.
â€śLook, dog.â€ť say Grandpappy. â€śIt doesn't matter what you think is down there. You canâ€™t walk down there and Iâ€™m too tired to carry you. I canâ€™t leave you up here or you will run away.â€ť
â€śAre you trying to tell me, that if I drop this leash, you will sit right there and not take after a bird or something?â€ť
Scooter lay down.
â€śI am an idiotâ€ť say Grandpappy â€śIâ€™m gonna sit this leash down, and pretend like the dog is trying to tell me where my key is. Then he is going to run away. Then I will have to call Margo and tell her that I am chasing Scooter around
Grandpappy drop leash and start down short cut. Grandpappy take four steps and stop. Grandpappy bend down and pick something up. Grandpappy turn around and look at Scooter with a very strange look
â€śI found itâ€ť say Grandpappy quietly. â€śNo, it couldnâ€™t be You were just tired and wanted to rest. Thatâ€™s why you pulled so hard. You just didnâ€™t want to go any father. And I subconsciously remembered that I bent over at this place when I picked you up. That has to be it, right?â€ť
Yup, my Grandpappy is an idiot.