Brad Nierenberg Wants to Travel

I want to travel. There. I said it. Now that I’ve said it, I don’t feel better about not traveling, but perhaps this wanderlust will subside a little.

Lately I’ve been really up and down. The weather totally spazzing isn’t helping. Bitsy is finally recovered from her Easter upset. But I’m in a weird state of mind.

I’ve been thinking about a road trip. I keep wondering where I’d go. There’s nothing really for me to get into. A friend said Mercury would be in retrograde soon… if you think 3 weeks is soon… but apparently that might be affecting my mood.

Dogs are always the best medicine – except when they’re not. Bitsy seems to understand I’m feeling off my game, but she’s been acting up a bit. I feel guilty that I’ve been wishing for another dog lately to keep her occupied. It’s these times when depression kicks my ass and I just don’t want to do anything but sit and watch Netflix. I think she is going stir crazy.

I feel paralyzed in some ways – wanting to get away, explore – leave family drama behind – abandon all responsibilities… but then I remember I promised to take care of this ball of fluff and it wouldn’t be fair to her if I totally bailed on my duties to her. So I think I’ll get off my ass and actually throw the tennis ball for a while.

Does anyone have some suggestions for driveable getaways from the Delaware?

 

 

Spring, is that you?

I have been spending some time traveling as of late — it’s that spring time buzz that gets me going. The idea of snow being done and the critters coming back out makes me get excited. The trees start to bud, the birds come back, and I saw a bunny in my back yard yesterday. The one thing I can say for sure is that snow can be fun, but I’ll take sun any day.

Bitsy has been a great road warrior with me. Something that I wish she’d do is hang her head out the window of the car. But I’m guessing that the wind bothers her eyes. She has very wet eyes, and though my vet tells me that this is normal for the breed, I think that the wet fur mixed with wind is why she doesn’t like it.

I’ve considered doggy goggles, but I feel like she’s too dignified for that… now if Ray Bans made them, then she could ride in style, but the ones I’ve found are just goofy looking.

Over the past 3 weeks, we’ve traveled to New York, New Jersey, Maryland, DC, Philadelphia and Ohio. We’ve been taking in the sites and sounds before I settle into a new, more permanent job.

I want to head back to DC for their Cherry Blossom festival. I met some cool people when I visited – not at all like House of Cards… then again, I didn’t visit the White House. I’m sure it’s different there.

I’ve been feeling kind of lonely lately, and I think Bitsy can sense it, so she’s been getting closer and more underfoot. I accidentally stepped on her tail while she was wagging it – (a feat might I add) and nearly killed myself trying to get off it without hurting her. But, as always, she just shook it off and acted like nothing happened… I was very relieved. How do you keep smaller dogs from getting under foot? Also, if you have any tips for the extra wet eyes, I’d be all ears.