A couple of days ago while driving a dog ran past the car. I was waiting at a stop sign about to get on the freeway when that happened. I got out of the car and called the dog but she didn't stop and continued towards the freeway. I got really worried that she would run out on the freeway and get hit by a car so I followed her, passed her up and stopped at the next exit ramp. The dog ran on the sidewalk next to the freeway and I was hoping she would continue on the path, coming towards me which she did. When I saw her approaching in the mirror I got out of the car with Chhaya's leash in hand, crouched down and called for her to come to me. She hesitated for a second but then she came to me and I secured her. Other cars slowed down and one girl rolled down the window asking if I needed help but at that point I felt that we (me & my company) had the situation under control. I always travel with a spare leash and a bowl for water and offered her water that she lapped up. She was scared and tired but she waited patiently next to me. Thankfully she had a tag on her collar with some numbers and we managed to get a hold of the pet sitter.....So the dog's owner was out of town and had hired a pet sitter through a rather well known pet sitting company, I guess the dog ran outside when the front door was opened. It took about 30 minutes and the pet sitter, a very frazzled lady arrived. She was so relieved that the dog was safe and I was relieved that nothing bad happened to the dog. Hugs were exchanged and the dog was taken back home.
Then I found out that Winnie (the dog's name) was rescued from South Korea! Here is part of the text message that I got from Winnie's owner.
"Thank you so very much for calling the Humane Society about Winnie and also capturing her. I'm so happy she came to you. Winnie means a ton to me. She's one of the pups from South Korea. I've had her since she was 4 months old. She's a wonderful dog. Again I thank you so much."
WOW! It made me emotional thinking that Winnie was going to get slaughtered for meat. I am so happy that we happened to be at the right place at the right time. There was no question when we spotted the dog running loose - we were going to do what we could to capture her.
And speaking of meat.....yes it is awful that dogs are consumed as food in some countries and also treated horrible while waiting for slaughter. But other animals are also slaughtered for their meat and treated badly. Plus used to entertain us.....circus animals and animal parks. Being kind to animals is the right thing to do and not eating meat is what's right for me.
Summer Solstice is June 21 and today is also the global celebration and a day of gratitude for Larry Harvey.
Larry is the founder of Burning Man. Today is the anniversary of the first Burning Man ever, it happened in San Francisco in 1986. Larry passed away recently. But for all the people that go or have been to Burning Man.....he will always be appreciated. I never met Larry but I am extremely grateful that I made Burning Man a part of my life.
#thankslarry #larryharvey #burningsolstice
I went to Crater Lake today and I brought part of Burning Man with me there.
Today I got some fresh basil out of my little garden. Quite exciting actually to eat what you plant.....! I got all kinds of veggies growing and thriving, the weather has been great for growing.
I put the basil on flatbread, drizzle olive oil, cut up some cheese and tomato and sprinkle with oregano. 350 degrees in the oven and comes out yummy.
Last night I started watching The Handmaid's Tale. I am eight episodes in, it's good.
Watching it makes me think about possible ways for others to control your whole existence. What is developing in China with the people there getting a social credit score is very frightening.
Besides that, I am following the build up to the summit in Singapore. I hope this meeting between Trump and Kim will lead to only positive changes for all of humanity.
Perhaps Dennis Rodman will make an appearance since he is chummy with both of them?
It's time for the people of North Korea to feel freedom. I still feel bad for what happened to Otto Warmbier and everybody else that suffered from treatment of the North Korean regime.
I was away for over a week and now I am back to my regular life. Today I went to my regular coffee shop, took Chhaya walking at "our" regular park, planted more vegetables in the growing garden and put up a hammock.
But here is what I did when I was away.....me and Chhaya spent Memorial Day on the Oregon Coast.
Chhaya on her way down to the beach.
Sunset and a beautiful view.
Beach house and the moon.
After a few days at the beach we went to Portland. We stay at this house, it was built in 1908 and has lots of charm and interesting stuff inside.
Chhaya loves the surrounding garden, I do too.
Found some Polish food. I am going back for more next time I go to Portland.
Made a few mandatory stops at the Bipartisan Cafe.
Had pizza at Escape From New York and saw this super cute card hanging on the wall there.
The last night in Portland I was taken to Papa Haydn where I had Boccone Dolce for the first time, I LOVE dessert and I am DEFINITELY going back for more of this. SO GOOD!
Boccone Dolce is now sharing the first place of my fave dessert, the other one is Prinsesstårta.
Chhaya posing with Memorial Day flowers. We have been on the coast since a few days now, enjoying the healthy climate.
It is so pretty here.
We walked down to the beach to watch the this evening's sunset.
Stormy Daniels was in Bend last night......and I wanted to see her and take a picture with her. I got to see her but no picture.
Me and my company got to the club (Stars) around 8 45 pm, a rather large group of people were gathered and waited in line outside. Stormy making an appearance in Bend is kind of a big deal. Stormy is kind of a big deal in this country right now and we all know why. The line barely moved and I do not like standing in line. Then I found out that Stormy's luggage was lost and therefore her first show had been cancelled but that she would perform her second show later, around 1 am. Since I did not want to be in the club for that long I went home and returned a bit after midnight. Still nobody knew whether Stormy would preform or not.
She did a meet and greet earlier that I missed out on, hence no picture with Stormy.
And then we see a red suitcase get wheeled through the club.The lost luggage had been located and arrived to its destination! After a while Stormy comes thorough, dressed in an American inspired outfit, sparkly bra and matching sparkly bikini panties and a long red skirt. She started off dancing to American Woman by Lenny Kravitz and her second song was Every Rose Has It's Thorn by Poison. And she took it all off on her second song. Then something happened and I did not really see the exact details but some drunk moron did something to Stormy and she got upset and stormed off the stage midway through the second song......the drunk moron got taken out of the club. He basically ruined Stormy's performance for all the people that showed up to watch her. He tried talking to me earlier that same night, I am sure he tried talking to every woman in there.....one of those inebriated pathetic annoying guys that try to talk to you and you just want them to leave. I ignored him as I do with all the annoying men that try to talk to me. It would not surprise me if he is a member of Incel.
That is how pathetic he was. I hope he got a good slap in his face for ruining the show and upsetting Stormy after being escorted out of the club. I don't know if he tried touching Stormy or if he threw something at her but in that whole commotion another guy supposedly got a bottle in his head and started holding his head, he was promptly given an ice pack and put on a HUGE show of being in distress when in fact it was obvious that he was faking. But this is America and you can get filthy rich overnight by slipping in your own vomit if you are out in public, so fake it until you make it I guess (an expression I had not heard until I came here). Then the police arrived, a whole total of four men in uniform and that was probably the best call they made all year......they talked to the fake actor holding the icepack to his head. I am unclear on if Stormy got upset and threw a bottle that hit him in the head or if he got hit by something else randomly and by the way there was no blood.
And shortly after that Stormy left in a huff with her large and muscular bodyguards in tow. And that was it.....like I said I was hoping for a picture with her but no. Hopefully her two remaining shows, tonight and tomorrow go better.
And now we can all sit back and see how the rest of the Stormy soap opera unfolds. This is even better than Silvio Berlusconi (former Prime Minister of Italy) and his bunga bunga parties.
Update about Stormy's performance last night from the Bend Bulletin.
Two dogs are sleeping in the room where I am sitting now, both had a good day with walks, play and cuddles. I am slowly thinking it is bed time for me as well.....in a bit. I like to stay up at night, to relax, think and read. It's a bit windy outside, if I open the sliding door I can hear the ocean. I can't wait to come back here....it is so peaceful, alive, healthy and it smells so good outside from all the plants, trees and the ocean. All I do is enjoy my time when I am here, it's like being in a comfortable and safe cocoon. Tonight's tea. Goodnight.