|On the bus, ready to go.|
We all met at the ARTIC, which is across the way from the Honda Center in Anaheim. ARTIC being an acronym for; Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center. In the old days we would call it a train station. There with hundreds of dogs of every size shape and breed, we checked in. We then set out in an articulate bus towards Disneyland. The idea being that we could ride for free, get on and off as many times as we wanted so the dogs would get used to riding public transportation. The blind depend largely on public transportation to get around. I thought that's what the plan was, but we road non-stop to the park and walked towards the entrance, through a security check and on towards Downtown Disney. Being the end of spring break and a Saturday, the place was crowded very early. Dylan was in a world she had not seen or been a part of before. She was stressed. Loud music, legs and feet coming from all sides and too many dogs to smell made for a taxing 30 minutes as we walked along. Brian sensed this and took over walking Dylan and said it was time to find a quite place to sit and chill.
|Brian, chilling with Dylan|
|Beauty and the Beast and also characters from the play.|
|Morgan in the back, Dylan resting on Asia and feet.|
This photo gives you a hint what the dogs got to view all morning.
Going back was a nightmare, as we had to go through security again and the lines were 100 people deep. Finally making our way through we decided to skip the on and off portion going back and just get the girls back to the car and home. So all in all, I learned what Dylan looks like when she is stressed. What to do in this event and realized that you can over stimulate your dog to the point that it can harm them.
Besides that, I learned it will be an ARTIC day before we ever take Dylan to Disneyland.