I waited a whole year for Dog Days of Summer at the Smokies stadium, and it was finally time to take Ruby to her 2nd ball game last night. Last year she did really well and had a great time, but this year was a little different since she can't see anymore. From the moment we got out of the car, she was pretty overwhelmed by all the smells and sounds of thousands of fans and thousands of dogs. There were WAY more dogs this year...an adorable red heeler that was also blind, 2 great danes, a tiny dog wearing jeans and overalls, a blue heeler puppy, and about a million other varieties. Ruby was having a hard time moving through the crowd with all the noise, so I ended up just picking her up and carrying her to our spot.
Once we got to our spot (the same one as last year), Rube still looked terrified.
She stayed close to the wall and wouldn't get on the blanket. She wouldn't drink any water and she stayed behind Seth for a good 45 minutes.
Then she started relaxing a little, and I caught a smile.
After awhile she was ready to join us on the blanket. What a beautiful summer night!
She finally laid down and got comfy...
And soon she was fast asleep :)
What a sweet girl, and a great ball game!