Rogue and Cessna Take on New York: Part III

Welcome back everyone!

Rogue modelling her new harness. The back plate is camo green and has a pocket with Service Dog embroidered on it in white thread. The straps and stabilizer loops are black with small white reflective paw prints. the girth strap is just black. she's also showing her new black with white Haida pattern collar.

Now I’m going to tell you all about our final day in New York City.

Rogue's face and a bit of the chest part of her harness.

Since we had a chance to get to bed at a reasonable hour the day before, we woke up pretty early on Tuesday. Breakfast was pretty uneventful until I had to rescue Cyndy from the Honey Bug. I’m not sure why she wasn’t scared or why Mommy and daddy were laughing, but there was this Honey bug sitting beside Cyndy’s iPhone that I thankfully noticed and had to get. It was SO scary though! I tried really, really hard to be brave and get the Honey Bug for Cyndy, but it was just too much for me to handle.

***** A quick note from the humans about the “Honey bug”. Cyndy had wanted some tea, so she got a small packet of honey to put into it. she placed the packet beside her phone on the nigh stand and when Rogue got onto the bed to greet her, she noticed the packet of honey and started acting as though it would eat us all. She barked at it and backed away and moved a bit closer and then barked and backed away again. We couldn’t stop laughing and as hard as we tried, the “Honey bug” was to scary for the Rogue Hurricane. *****

Once the humans were dressed, we headed to the subway. It was pretty rainy and icky out, so we didn’t really want to walk too much. We took the subway to Battery Park to catch the ferry to Liberty Island.

view of the New York City skyline from the ferry

Cessna, Uschi and I had a lot of fun watching the propellers splash through the water at the back of the ferry. We also liked watching the mainland move away and all of the seagulls flying around.

Cessna on the ferry looking through the railing of the ferry toward New York City

Once we got to Liberty Island, we got into the line ups for entrance into the Statue of Liberty. Since Mommy and Cyndy aren’t able to see very well, the security people let us bypass the lines and go right to the security checks. Mommy and Daddy didn’t have too much trouble going through, they just had to remove almost everything they were wearing and Mommy was even close to losing her pants because she had to remove her belt before she went through the metal detectors – wouldn’t that have been hilarious?

Rogue and Cessna looking into the water from the deck of the ferry

Rogue sitting in front of the old Statue of Liberty flame. The flame is a metal frame with yellow glass.

Cyndy had a bit more trouble though. the security lady was not very nice to her and at one point put her hand onto her shoulder, ripped Uschi’s leash from her hand and pushed her back through the metal detectors and asked her to come back through. Cyndy was pretty shaken up by the lady’s actions and was quite vocal about it. the lady didn’t apologize and even threatened to have her sent out of the statue completely if she had a problem with the search techniques. Cyndy said she’ll be calling the people in charge to have the woman talked to about the appropriate way to treat visitors, especially ones with disabilities.

Brooke squatting with Cessna to her left in front of the old Statue of Liberty flame.

From the security checks we walked up some stairs and then took a couple of elevators up to the pedestal of the statue. Cessna and I were pretty excited to see what was below us, so we had Daddy pick us up. the barriers holding people back from the edge was too high for us to just put our paws up, so Daddy held us both and let us look around.

Brooke on the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty with the New York City skyline behind

Ellis Island from the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty

After we were done on the pedestal we went back down to the museum part of the statue. Mommy got to feel some of the parts of the statue and Daddy read some of the explanations to her and Cyndy.

Rogue, Cessna and Uschi in front of a replica of Lady Liberty's face in the museum section of the Statue of Liberty.

Cessna, Uschi and I thought the Statue of Liberty was kind of boring, but we really liked walking around the island. We saw tons of birds and there was SO much water! I really wanted to go check out the water and so did Cessna, but Mommy and daddy were big bums and wouldn’t let us go in. We did get to look in though which I guess was good enough.

Brooke and Rogue at the fence that borders Liberty Island. rogue has one of her front paws on the top rail of the fence and Brooke is looking toward the water.

Cyndy and Uschi at the fence that borders Liberty Island.Uschi has her front paws up on the rails of the fence.

Uschi and Rogue looking through the fence that borders Liberty Island.

After we caught the ferry back to the mainland, we decided to head toward time Square. The humans were hungry and we were planning to go on some sort of cruise, so they thought eating in Time Square would be a good idea. The weather was still pretty icky and it took us a while to figure out where the humans wanted to eat, so by the time we were standing at the bus stop that would take us to the next ferry, we were all pretty tired again. Cessna was not in an excited mood and kept picking her paws up as though they were hurting, so that worried Mommy a bit.

Brooke and Rogue with Cyndy and Uschi waiting for the ferry back to the mainland.

The decision to forgo the cruise was made after Cyndy fell over though. It was kind of funny. Cyndy was standing to the right of Daddy and the humans were chatting. Then all of a sudden, Cyndy fell over to the right. No one knows why she fell, maybe us chi pushed her or maybe she lost her balance, it just happened so quickly.

At the hotel we all had a nap and then at 7pm we headed back to the subway to go to Brooklyn for dinner. Cyndy’s friend was meeting us there, so even though none of us were really in the mood to move again, we had to go. Cessna, uschi and I slept under the table while the humans ate cheesecake, drank milkshakes and chatted. Mommy said the cheesecake was awesome and was really glad Cyndy wanted to share with her and Daddy – the portions were big I guess…

After a few hours, the humans were finally stuffed. We headed back to our hotel and went to bed.

Early Wednesday morning we got up, ate breakfast and then began packing. We had to catch the train back to Albany at just after 10am.

The train ride was quiet. I think we were all exhausted from our trip.

Mommy, daddy, Cessna and I headed back to Canada Thursday morning. We arrived at the border around 4pm, so called our friend Della to see if we could pick canyon up. I was SO happy to see my golden brother! It had been an entire week since I’d seen him last. He was happy to see us, but also seemed happy enough to stay longer.

I hope you enjoyed reading about our trip to New York. If you want to see more pictures from our trip you can go to Cyndy’s blog to see a complete gallery.

Comments

  1. My takeaway from this trip is that New York City just wanted to beat me up. So, I maintain, I did not “fall over.” Rather the whole of the world tilted so that NYC could smack me. Painfully at that.

  2. It sounds like quite an eventful trip. 🙂

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