Generally, I feel that Saturday mornings are for sleeping in. I noticed this morning, though, that Mom got up pretty early for a Saturday and started getting ready to go somewhere. I decided to sleep with one eye open and just watch to see if something might be up that involved me.
Sure enough, after she got ready, she got out her backpack and put a few things in it. Then she put on my name collar and my harness. I was tap dancing on the floor with excitement. Blueberry wanted to go, too, but Dad told her she had to stay home with him. My little tail was wagging as Mom took me out the door and we got in the car.
I wondered where we could be going. I like trips to the dog park, but they aren't much fun without Blue. Curiosity was getting the better of me, but it looked like a long trip, so I laid down and took a nap. The next thing I knew, Mom said we had arrived. I looked around and saw a puppy getting out of another car. It was starting to rain just a tiny bit, but it was mostly fine mist. We got out of the car and it turns out we were going to the first riverfront farmer's market of the year. There were lots of other dogs walking around and fascinating things to sniff. I especially liked the strawberries at one booth and Mom bought some. I hope she plans to share! Lots of people stopped to pet me, too!
As we walked, it started raining harder. Bless Mom for always being prepared. She had my raincoat in her backpack and she stopped to put it on me. That was a definite improvement. We took some pictures of some of Preston Jackson's sculptures. He's a local artist who does some really cool artwork.
We also stopped at the Gateway Fountain. Most days, there are people playing in the fountains, but the rain had most people staying away today. Mom says she was there on Thursday with her class for an end of the year field trip and they all got very wet playing in there. She also said that she used to take Treat there and that one day when it's nice and warm, she'll take me to play in the fountain, too.