BOLO and I had a wonderful adventure in Orlando Florida. Our journey there was her first experience travelling by air. She was fabulous, sleeping all but 1 hour on the plane. BOLO was definitely more relaxed than I was upon landing as I was most concerned about getting her out the door to a grassy area once we disembarked. Despite being prepared with all my “clean up” materials, I did not want to experience a full on “potty accident” in the middle of the airport. Thankfully, BOLO waited to relieve herself until we were out the door.
Like a “kid” visiting a new hotel, BOLO was excited to arrive at the Homewood Suites and settled in quite nicely. She helped us collect our groceries- providing entertainment for a lot of foreign tourists. She was a very good girl.
BOLO provided “moral support” as we set up our trade show booth at the North American Veterinary Conference and then joined us for dinner at a fabulous restaurant. During our week at the conference, BOLO was a huge hit.
Of course all the vets and vet techs had to come by our booth to say hello and get their “doggie fix”. Having BOLO there helped us in our efforts to raise awareness and funds for Leader Dogs for the Blind. BOLO got plenty of practice working as she walked through the exhibit hall and sat for countless polite greetings. It was wonderful to see how well mannered she was and how well adjusted she was to responding to commands amid all the distractions.
On our last day there, we decided to take BOLO to downtown Disney. She was a model dog, taking in all the sites and distractions and, by the end of the day, was completely tuckered out and ready to board the plane for our return home to California.
As I always say, the best part of my travel is my first 2 minutes home. We kept BOLO outside for a few minutes so I could go in and visit with Henry by myself. Like me, BOLO could not wait to greet her little friend. The exuberant greeting was quite memorable as BOLO was delighted but the look on Henry’s face was priceless as he looked up to me as if to say, “really? you had to bring her back?”