Upon disembarking from the bus, Fredi knew immediately where we were at. It's one of 3 places in the city where we can get away with unleashing Fredi and letting her go. She wiggled in Shelley's arms, showing high excitement until we walked across the road and hit the park's grass. Off the leash she tore in 237 different directions all at once. Now shih tzu's dogs are not noted for their smiling face. They have no snout, like poodles & german shepards, and more often than not have a very serious, concerned look on their face. In the park however, Fredi is giantly and obviously overjoyed. There are people that could watch this unbounded happiness and not feel better themselves but Brian & Shelley are not part of that clan. In any case, we walked around the park, met up with several people and a dog or two, introduced ourselves and ventured on. We also sat on a rock & watched the sights and a little further on sat on a log watching the world go by. All in all and generally we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Aside: While sitting in the restaurant, the woman beside Shelley started to look around a tiny bit anxiously like she'd lost something. When Shelley inquired, the woman said she was looking for her sweater. She asked her husband and he too was sweaterless. "You must have left it on the bench in the park" we told her. "Go look." Her immediate response was to say it'd be gone by then. Brian rose from his seat and peered out the window. "No, it's there" he said. The blue one, right?" She rushed from her seat, out the door and across the street to the park and picked up her sweater. Upon arriving back she was very pleased and it set an exceptionably good note for Cuenca. "Your cell phone would have been gone though" Shelley cautioned the woman and we all laughed.
PLEASE NOTE: Kitten in a Bag is the last Posting for Planet Irony. "Planet Irony" speaks to all the machinations moving from Canada to Ecuador. It talks about the good, the bad & the ugly, and takes us through our day to day life for about 3 years (2008 - 2010).