I was super excited to get a chance to meet Sugar (!!) from Sugar the Golden Retriever fame on Saturday!
She was so cute in her Purple Pawz boots, and such a sweetie. Like other celebs I've met/seen, she was smaller in real life! She's so tiny. I'd always pictured her being much bigger than Rita, but they were almost the same size!
It was really nice to meet her and her mom and dad.
But the meeting was not without mischief...
First of all, it took us a while to find each other. We met up at "the cove" - a lovely spot in La Jolla. Sugar's mom said they were by the lifeguard tower and the bathrooms. Problem is there are 2 lifeguard towers, and both have bathrooms, so we were by the wrong ones! We finally figured it out and got together.
Then there was more mischief when Rita had the nerve to snarl and lunge at Sugar. Oh my dog, so mortifying. (Rita can be unpredictable on-leash meeting other dogs, BUT there's an older, very calm golden in our 'hood that Rita really likes and is always sweet to, so I was hoping she'd be the same with Sugar. BUT... 2 days before meeting Sugar, we were attacked AGAIN by an off-leash dog in our 'hood - as you know if you see my posts from my Facebook author page. So, I don't know if that was going through Rita's wee head or what. She was *mostly* okay with Sugar, but was a brat a time or two. Ugh. Like I said, mortifying.)
Then there was the weather mischief! We'd just barely met up (and Rita was finally being okay) when it started pouring! So we had to cut our meeting short and run for it. We were soaked by the time we made it all the way back to our car.
|Wearing my SlimDoggy hat for rain protection!
|"What? I smell good!"
Rita would like to apologize to Sugar for not being on her best behavior, especially since Sugar was nice enough to bring Rita a gift bag full of Caru treats!
One final bit of mischief... Rita refused to smile for the camera! But she really does love the treats and says Thank you very much, Sugar!
|"I LOVE these Caru treats!"
How about you? Did you have a fun weekend? Anything mortifying happen, or was that just us?!