Monday, November 23, 2015

Stella's Excellent Adventure


Stella has become a trucker. She is Dad's over-the-road assistant. But, she is a girlie-girl, so it is interesting how she has trained Dad. He even serves her in bed.


Stella knows Dad has many things he has to do. At "The Yard", the trucking company headquarters, she likes to sit outside with him while they wait for laundry to be finished. Of course, this was after everyone gave her attention and treats. She is quite popular.


However, all is not fun and games; there is a lot of hard work. They drive over 600 miles a day/night. It can be stressful, with weather, traffic, shippers and receivers rules, and other things that must be taken care of. It is constantly changing.

Being a lady, Stella insists on decent places to relieve herself. She prefers lush grass, as that is what she has at home. She has learned that the terrain varies from truck stop to rest stop and shipper to receiver. Dad knows to look for "grassy knolls" for his little partner. Of course, when necessary, she does what she needs to do. She is smart and knows it may be awhile before the next stop. 

One of Stella's jobs is to make sure that things are in order. Her biggest concern is keeping track of the truck, both tractor and trailer. She knows which one is Dad's, and where it is at all times. After her walk, she heads right for it. However, she is not happy when there is no trailer. 

Each shipper and receiver has their own system. Sometimes at a shipper, a loaded trailer is ready. It is a "drop and hook". Other times, the trailer may not be ready for hours. Dad must leave the trailer and to go to a truck stop to take his break. Stella is not happy when the trailer is missing. She frets and tries to tell Dad that something is very wrong. She knows what Dad's truck is supposed to look like. 

Trucking is a tough job, but someone has to do it. Dad and Stella make a good team. After a long day, they will share their time winding down together. Dad has his meal and Stella has her kibble. Then they will take a nice walk. If the grass is just right, Stella will get the Zoomies, eventually flopping down on her back. Of course, Dad will take a moment to scratch her belly. Then she will lead them back to the right truck, in case Dad forgets. Dad will give her fresh water, and get things set up for tomorrow. Everything is right in the world. So, finally they call it a day...together.

Stella, sleeping on her back,
next to her Dad

14 comments:

  1. Aww, what a sweet storey of a trucker and his trucking partner. I love how she likes things to be in order.

    Sweet dreams Stella and Bill and you too Annie.
    Hugs,
    JB

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  2. I think Stella may be just what Dad needs during all those long miles.

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  3. You are rockin' it beautiful Stella!

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  4. The dad is lucky to have such a great trucking pal.

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  5. Aw, that's wonderful! Every trucker should be so lucky as to have a helpful partner like Stella. :-)

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  6. Such a beautiful partnership! It sounds ideal.

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  7. stella.....we bet yur havin a most eggs cell ant time; gettin ta see de countree.....how manee pups can say THAT !!! ewe shuld make yur self a pup a port ....like a pass a port....N list all de places ewe & dad haz been !! ♥♥♥

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  8. Awww, it must be so nice to have a companion on those long hauls. I think I said it before: To be truck driver, you need to be made for. I've been working in the business (shipper/receiver/carrier) myself for very long and I would not want to do it. But I am sure Stella makes it much better for Bill :)

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  9. This is the best Stella And Dad story ever!

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  10. Stella is a great co-pilot and I am sure great company for Bill too.

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  11. What a great thing for Stella and her Dad!

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  12. What a great duo they make out there on the road.

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  13. How fun to hear about Stella's days on the rad. We know how much you miss her, Annie, but we bet dad Bill is happy to have the company! Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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