This is our first time entering the Flashback Friday blog hop. I am a Rainbow Bridge Ambassador, so because I’m already over the Rainbow Bridge everything I have about myself is a flash back.
For years mum (Michele) and I did a 7 kilometer run, which had some very steep hills; uphill and downhill. Because I was a golden oldie, mum got me a pram/stroller so I could the flat parts and then become a coach-bark-motivator for the strenuous uphill parts of the run. (We are not going to mention my short legs.*raises one eyebrow*)
If mum slowed down I’d spin around and give her some barking orders to stop slacking off. It was for her own good! The faster she’d run (and push me in the stroller), the more I’d laugh and wag my tail.
This is where Bonnie comes into the story. Bonnie is a BIG girl who was very naughty on walks. She was already my good friend. I could just look at her and she’d do whatever I said. She would lay on the ground flat and not get up until I gave her the OK, despite her owners jumping up and down. She would go and stand behind a tree if I told her too, despite her owners pulling their hair out in disbelief.
So Bonnie ended up in big trouble when she pulled her owner across a road and he went to hospital in an ambulance. Mum and I stepped in and offered to retrain Bonnie, so she ran with us for about 2 years, until I went OTRB.
In the beginning Bonnie tried being naughty with us too. Mum is an animal trainer and had Bonnie pretty much under control but on one occasion Bonnie was really playing up badly. In the end I lunged out of my pram/stroller and bit Bonnie on the ear! Bonnie had forgotten that in my stroller I was the same height as her.
She got such a fright, she balked, so I growled at her and glared at her to man-up or else. Mum stayed out of it cause she knew this was Pepi-Bonnie business. Bonnie started to behave but as soon as she put a paw wrong I growled in her face and before long she was all good and we never had another problem on a walk ever again!
Bonnie would have stay-overs sometimes and we’d just hang out, like in the photo. She used to like to bounce on everyone’s beds, including mum’s. Hee Hee! Bonnie is still alive but mum stopped running the day I passed away and she never ran again. She tried a few times but it just wasn’t the same.
Thank you for reading our story.
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