I popped my pride parade cherry... *grin* I didn't go alone either. Although in that kind of atmosphere, traveling with a guide dog seems unwise. Jim is a black dog. We loitered in a Walgreens parking lot so I went in and out a lot, making sure that Jim was cooled down before venturing back out into the sun. I don't plan on repeating this in the future. Although, I didn't really have a choice in the matter. All in all, everything turned out OK and Jim did not get sick or overheat. *knocks on wood* There were no trips to the ER for the dog or for myself. I did manage to get sunburnt though.
The atmosphere was incredible and there were a bunch of people. I enjoyed myself but was very anxious about Jim's wellbeing. I now own a pride flag. It's about the size of a standard keyboard for a desktop computer and rests on my bookshelf. Two days in the city is absolutely exhausting. But I love it so much. Now if only the weather would stay in the 70's, I would be a happy camper.
On a different note, my ankle is sprained and kind of beyond repair. I have a lot to catch up on.
Remind me to write about:
- K9 encounter
- Field Museum
- academic advances
- financial issues
- upcoming anniversary with J dog