I can't believe I forgot to tell all of your dear furiends about a lovely trip Caroline and I took to the mountains the week before Thanksgiving! Guess I was too caught up in the packing and such... We had heaps of fun! Just look:
I love overlooks! It means we get to get out of the car and explore and enjoy the scenery!
Yum, I can just taste Autumn in the air!
So let it be known blogland, that I, Chester the Bichon Frise, do hereby claim all the trashcans on the Blue Ridge Parkway as my very own property.
At one overlook, we got out and went on a little hike and found....
...THIS! What a view! Made me want to burst into song, "I'm on the, top of the wooorld looking, down on creation and the..." oh, sorry got a little carried away. Inspirational though, no?
We found this super cool lean-to up there too. Here are Pa and Caroline doing some exploring of it.
Well, that's about it. Thanks for coming along on our little road trip! After this, the sun started setting and we turned around to head for home. It was a super fun day...I hope we get to go on another trip soon! (hint, hint Ma)
...to play tug o' war under the Christmas tree! All those twinkly lights add so much ambiance to one of our favorite games. By the by, I always win at tug o' war. Sometimes I let Caroline think she's winning for a little while, but then I use my amazingly strong neck muscles to clinch my victories! Check out this form:
So this year, Ma has been totally dragging her feet when it comes to changing over her clothes over from summer to winter in her closet. I tell ya. I've been walking past this pile of "needs to be ironed and hung up" for ages now. Just look! It's taller than me!
Been driving me crazy. So the other day, I took matters into my own paws, and helped Ma go through her clothes...getting rid of what she didn't want anymore, etc...
Then, I even helped her iron them.
Yes, I know it's close to Christmas, and yes, I am hoping for lots of great chewies, but really, I promise I had no ulterior motives. I was doing it purely out of the goodness of my heart! Humans. Don't know how they get along without us!
Well, we're back from our Thanksgiving holiday, and I've been so buried in Christmas decorations that I haven't had any time to blog about it yet. But never fear, I will! Here is a little pic to keep your appetite whet though: Carol, Monte, and me at the lodge posing for a picture. We had SUCH a fun time!
Woohoo!!! I'm super excited because we're getting ready to go to a lodge this week on holiday! We go every year. It'll be Caroline's first time, so I'll show her the ropes. - The house is bustling today: Ma's packing, washing, cooking, giving me a bath (yuk), it all means one thing: time to go have a 3 day sleepover/slobber fest with Monte my cuzpup (oh yeah, and the rest of the family)!!!! Woohoo!!!
Here we are sacked out after a good romp. He always shares his house with me when I come for a visit. Very kind of him, don't you think?
Got my best bonie and rope packed, a blankie, and a Thanksgiving bandana. That should about do it! Off to patiently wait...
To make sure that every time Pa arrives home from work, sits down after a long task, or wakes up in the morning, he knows that we really love him a whole lot too (even though we spend most of our days with Ma).
*When we hear the truck coming down the driveway, run to the sliding glass door and commence hysterical tail wagging.
*Followed by offering ourselves up to be held, patted, and otherwise adored.
*As soon a Pa sits down on the couch, ask politely to get up, then shower him with kisses (as pictured above).
*When Pa goes out to gather wood, ring the doorbell incessantly so he knows we want to go out with him so bad.
*Ask to play "chase" and "tackle" at least once a day.
Chester and Caroline
We, two adorable Bichons, do solemnly swear to, as best within us lies, daily endeavor to be sure that our Pa knows we love him.
Hello!!! I am SooooOOoooooo happy to announce to all of you dear caring souls, that as of yesterday, my sister (after a very long talk with her) has tentatively started to use her lame leg again. I can't believe it! It's certainly not all the time, and it's definitely still a limp when she does, but she's giving it a go, and that's all I asked her to do. I told her that she might have to leave me if she doesn't at least try so that Ma can see that she's getting better little by little. I've even been a super good boy the past two days letting her rest it and not tempting her to blitz with me. That's getting old though, let me tell you... Oh Queenie pie! Will you come play with me?? Anyway, thank you so much for all your crossed paws and prayers. It looks like we just might be headed up hill from this ordeal. ---And I haven't heard Ma mention placing Caroline's adoption ad either lately, so I hope that means we're out of the woods on that front too... Please continue to keep Carol's leg in your prayers until she's good as new! Thank you again,
To my dear furiends,
Ma and Pa decided today that my sister of two months, Caroline, might need to find another home. I am soooo sad! I think Ma is too, because I catch her crying a lot. While they were away on vacation last week, Carol hurt her leg quite badly. She isn't any better yet, and even though I AM trying, I haven't been very good at letting her rest like she needs to. Ma is taking her to the vet one last time this week for x-rays to confirm the vet's suspicions (a torn ACL), and then, unless the vet has any brilliant ideas on how to keep a puppy calm, and get me to not want to play for 6 weeks, and make $1000 drop into our laps, my sweet sister will have to find a new ma and pa. I really hope there is someone out there who loves little Bichons, and has lots of time, money, and love to nurse my little CareBear back to health. Hoping for the best, but missing her a whole bunch already...sniff