Monday, December 5, 2016

I Got The Monday Blues

Mommy's already working away because she has a presentation to do this week. She has been WORKING on it since before her vacation. She scoffs at the idea that she was on vacation, by the way, because she working 5 of the 7 days she was gone! But she is dedicated to her work and so she puts in the time. I just hope she gets a day off soon (yes, she worked all weekend) so we can sit on the couch and watch a MOVIE or two. I love to do that with Mommy.

(I am referring to Mommy #2 because as we all know, Mommy #1 is away at college)

The weather has certainly changed as well. We have had mostly cool CLOUDYdays for weeks now. Some cool but sunny days here and there but a lot a lot of cloudy days. And windy! The other day I went out  back to do . . . you know . . . and I almost BLEW away! I was mentally preparing my postcards even, that's how close I came to an impromptu adventure. Crazy, huh? Just a month ago we were still basking in 80 degree weather and wondering if WINTER would ever make an appearance.

(insert a bluesy guitar riff here)

So that is my story - My MONDAY BLUES tale. I gotta relinquish the computer the the workaholic now any ways - It's all good. I hear my Star Trek bed (from Pugs in the Kitchen) a-calling my NAME.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Sweater Weather

So yes, I didn't get to go to SoCal with my Mommys BUT it isn't like she didn't think of me. Me and Molly are the proud owners of NEW SWEATERS.

How do you like them? I really like mine and it keeps me toasty warm. Molly is not too keen on the hood but otherwise she is pleased with her sweater.

Sunshine tried on one of the sweaters! She actually liked wearing it and Mommy wishes they had thought to get her one. But they didn't. Sunshine was really angry when Mommy took it off of her and pouted for a good HOUR.

The holidays just would not be right without out new sweaters, huh?

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Mommys' SoCal Sojourn

As you all know, Mommy #1 and #2 - along with Aunt B, Cousin C and Cousin E joined our good friends from Sacramento on a Thanksgiving trip to Southern California. They headed out very early in the morning. . . before the sun said HELLO to the Santa Clara Valley. And look at that sunrise! Isn't that simply beautiful? I think they were 30 minutes south in Morgan Hill by the time this happened. Mommy took this picture through the car window but had put the glass down to capture the colors. Don't worry! She was not driving. Unless you count BACKSEAT driving, LOL!

First stop was the familiar and fun city of ANAHEIM - the city Disneyland calls home. I think it is physically impossible for my Mommys to go within 50 miles of Disneyland and NOT stop by for a visit. They say it makes them happy to just walk into the park.

They checked into the hotel first and then wandered to the park and Pizza Port for a tasty late lunch. They timed it perfectly for the Christmas Fantasy Parade. That was really all Mommy #1 wanted to do - catch shows and parades. A little later, after it was dark, they found THE PERFECT SPOT on Main Street USA to watch the electrical parade - Paint The Night.

This was the view across Main Street from where they were sitting. What a magical sight. This is one of the things my Mommys love best about Disneyland - the care and craftsmanship of the decorations. So wonderful and festive. This really puts them in the HOLIDAY SPIRIT.

The next morning they got up a little later (Yay for sleeping in!!!) and headed south to San Diego and Coronado Island. They stayed in the Navy Lodge on the NAS base on the island. They had a kitchen and a patio and big beds. The only thing missing was ME. I missed them and they missed me - but only service dogs are allowed in the hotel so that excluded me.

You've see this picture but I like it so . . . there!

The next 5 days they spent at the Navy Lodge. Most of the time the weather was nice, like in this photo. A couple of days it rained but that was okay. It was more like short-lived showers sprinkled with sunlight.

A couple of times My Mommys took nice long walks on the beach looking for special sea shells. They found a lot and had good talks and lotsa laughs at the same time.

Thanksgiving was a grand celebration where both families gathered together for a composite meal. There were 12 of them in a small cottage. It was absolutely filled with laughter and happiness and good friends sharing a special meal. I wish I was there but I understand. I had a quiet Thanksgiving supper (Merrick Thanksgiving Dinner which I will review in a few days) with Aunt T and a couple of her friends.

I am so happy they had a good time but I am SURE HAPPY they came back to me.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Home FROM The Holiday

It took a long long time but at LAST Mommys #1 and #2 arrived home from SoCal. I cannot tell you how happy that made me. I even did the ULTIMATE No No and ran out the front door, down the front pathway and over to the driveway where Mommy #2 was unloading the car. I was just so so so excited they were home that I simply could not contain myself. I had to RUN AROUND the whole car, stopping to relieve myself of the ice plant at the curb, before I found her. The I jumped and Jumped and JUMPED until she bent down to pat me on the head and tell me hello.

Then I DUTIFULLY followed her into the house and waited IMPATIENTLY until she put the things she was carrying down. She then picked me up and gave me hugs and kisses and I did the same back. Then I went searching for Mommy #1 who had gone upstairs. I needed to give her an even bigger LOVE because she was heading back to college almost immediately.

After the car was unloaded and parcels placed on the floor or table, Mommy again picked me up for additional hugs. Then she took Mommy #2 back to university.

When she got back she got busy making dinner for everyone and we all ate. Afterward she sat on the couch and I sat on her lap FOR THE REST OF THE NIGHT. She told me all about the drive home and how it took FOREVER (or it seemed to) because of the weather and the holiday traffic. Here is some snow she spotted on the Grapevine - the mountain pass between the Central Valley and the edge of Los Angeles County.

I am so happy my family is home.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving To One and All

Even if you aren't from the United States of America you can STILL partake in celebrating FURiends, FAMily and good will to ALL.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Mommys Having Fun Even Without Me - Harruumph!

It is not at all surprising that my Mommys are having fun even though they left me at home. Mommy #1 sent me some photos to show me just how much they are suffering.

This is the hotel they are staying at. Pretty nice looking, huh?

Here is the view looking down the beach toward the Hotel Coronado. It is a very very famous hotel where a lot of famous people stay. And many movies have been made here including Mommy #2's favorite - "Some Like It Hot."

Here is a panorama of the beach at Coronado