Thursday, January 20, 2011


Came home a little earlier than planned. Chuky's behavior was getting out of hand. She attacked Xi Shi Quan twice within the last 2 days for no reason. That poor little dog was so traumatized by it all. I had to kick Chucky several times to get her off of the little dog. She is becomming more and more aggressive towards other animals. I was so frustrated that I had to take a pill to calm down. Then I packed up and came home. I put her in the back yard and closed the door and left her there for several hours. She paced back and forth by the door and asked to come in. I had almost made up my mind to put her food and water outside and leave her there. A time later I did let her back in. She did not eat her supper and has not eaten all day. She knows I am angry and stays out of my way. I will make some calls tomorrow to begin the process to have her placed with Rescue Road Trips and moved to New England. I have done everything I could in the last year to make her welcome in my home, sometimes at the expense of my own personal well being not to mention the cost. Today was the day I let her go... emotionally. She is no longer my dog.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011


Took a shower today and it was quiet an experience. There is very little water pressure so the water just trickled out of the shower head. I managed to wash my hair and rinse off without running out of water but I'm not looking forward to another one of those showers. Now I see why people in campers use the campground showers. Maybe if I hook up to city water there will be more water pressure. Had a pretty good day outdoors except for Chucky's behavior. She just obsesses something awful over the cats in the neighborhood. She literally paced all day long and would not eat. Tonight she is exhausted but did eat all of her supper. Starting to miss TV. Will watch a movie later. Having a bacon sandwich for supper.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Stayed in bed till 9:30 this morning. Slept much better. Made the Husky sleep on the dinette cushion and shooed the cat away. Opened the awning for the first time and put my small table and 2 chairs out. Had morning coffee in the shade. The weather was perfect. A high of 68 degrees with no mosquitoes. Took my bicycle down off the rack with no problems. Not sure if I will be able to get it back up. It's pretty heavy and the rack is so high. Rode Xi Shi Quan in the basket and then took Chuky for a run down the street. She forgot everything I taught her last winter about pulling. All she wanted to do was go off to the grass and sniff. Relaxed most of the day. May watch a movie tonight. I am concerned about the amount of fresh water I have left in the tank. I assumed I had a 40 gallon tank. The control panel shows there is only 1/3 remaining. I have only been here 3 days and have not used the shower. The holding tank shows 1/3 full. At this rate, I'll run out of water in a day or so. How in the world will I be able to boondock for any length of time?

Monday, January 17, 2011


Didn't sleep very well last night. Both dogs and one of my cats insisted on sleeping in the small Queen bed. I'm used to a large King. I couldn't turn over or extend my legs because of the dogs. Tonight Chuky sleeps on the floor. Today was very enjoyable. Woke early and had coffee outside under the large Oak. Tied the dogs on long leashes and they had the run of Pat's large yard. A reporter from Channel 8 came over to interview Pat and I about Pirate Lore on the island. I had to talk on camera without a script. It went well. I rode over to my camp a few streets away and hosed down the deck but didn't stay very long. Don't have any desire to be there anymore. Took the dogs to the beach and they loved it, as usual. Xi Shi Quan just goes crazy and wants to do flips when she sees the water. It was very hard to handle them both so we didn't stay long. Tonight I'm beat. Going to bed early.

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Left today for a week at Pat's house in Grand Isle. Packed up the 2 cats and 2 dogs and lots of supplies for a week of camping in Pat's front yard. The cats were terrified of the coach. They cried and tried to find places to hide. And sure enough, they found that they could hide under the front seats. After several stops along the side of the road, I put them back on the top bunk with their food and litter. As I write this tonight, they have settled down a great deal and Caiche has even climbed up on the bed where the 2 dogs were playing. Bunny is still up in her bunk bed and very leary of the whole situation. Pat and I boiled some shrimp today and when I came home I gave them some. They really like that. I tied the 2 dogs in the large back yard and they stayed out all afternoon. Chuky never stopped pacing trying to get loose so she could chase Pat's 2 cats that run around free. Tonight the dogs are exhausted and are asleep right now. I'm pooped, too. Pat came over for a glass of wine and some Mardi Gras King Cake (creme Cheese filling). I put a movie in the DVD player as we can not catch any TV stations with my external antennae. I see why folks who RV buy satellite. I'm going to check on my camp tomorrow and clean the deck. I may also take the dogs to the beach. Going to bed now.


Yesterday, my friend Pat assembled the bike rack and installed it onto the back of the coach. We lifted the 3 wheeler and put it in place. It looks good but I'm afraid I won't be able to put it up or take it down by myself. I'll have to depend on the kindness of strangers, I guess. (^_^)