It’s been over 9 months since Sheba had her cancerous tumor removed, and as we approach her 11th birthday, we feel pretty good with where she’s at. It’s been plenty long enough that we know our vet got the entire tumor removed, though we’ll always have the worry of more cancer showing up. So we keep plugging away a little bit at the bucket list I made for her.
She’s had lots of walks and swims, along with a special hike this summer. She’s been enjoying destroying many stuffed toys, as we continue our search for toys that will hold up to her and Luke! We may have found one but we’ll share about that at another time, because it’s lived for at least a couple weeks now but we don’t want to jinx it.
Item 3 on the list was to go apple picking. We had taken our beagle Kobi apple picking the fall before he passed away, and I have such wonderful memories of that day. I also had a fear of history repeating itself….taking Sheba apple picking as well almost seemed like we were tempting fate, and I worried about it meaning we might lose her too after doing it. I know, it seems silly, but I can’t help it. I decided if we at least took her to a different orchard than we had taken Kobi, that might make it safe. We’ve been crazy busy lately too, and that orchard is at least an hour’s drive away, so it worked better to pick one closer to home anyway (Sheba doesn’t love riding either so that was another good reason).
I had seen signs for an orchard just one town over from us, nothing fancy but a family owned orchard that promised nice views. With the fall foliage just starting to turn that seemed like a nice alternative.
Sheba gets a little nervous and excited when going to new places, which makes it challenging to get good photos of her. She’s not cooperative about sitting still for photos even at home! I think she relaxed and enjoyed walking around the orchard after a bit though, and we did get some decent photos.
We were there on the very last day the orchard was open for the season, but there were still plenty of apples to pick. There were not many other people there either, but as we were leaving we ran into a nice family and they asked if their kids could pet Sheba. Sheba sucked up the attention and loved it! I think she really enjoyed her special outing with the Momz and Dadz, and I will say hopefully that we will be taking her again next year!
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