Papi is back at work this morning but the last 4 days he spent a lot of time around the old homestead. He took off work Thursday and Friday afternoons to get a jump on his weekend yard work. He ended the weekend moving very slowly but he seemed happy. He told Mumi he got a lot accomplished and he did leave a huge lot of stuff in his "burn pile" to dry out. Saturday was definitely different. Papi was up and working outside really early, but in the middle of the morning he stopped. Put his tools up and asked me if I wanted to take a ride. "Ooooh!" I thought. "Is it tot day already?" But then he put Big Sis's halter/leash on her and said "You too, big girl." He put her in the back of his Mini (with the seats folded down) and I rode in the empty front passenger seat.
"What a rush!" This was the first time Big Sis had gotten to ride in the Coop and she was excited. She couldn't hop around though cause she'd bump her head. I was excited, cause I was thinking there would be lots and lots of tots with Shaddow along. Papi had put the windows down so we could enjoy the mild day and we put our muzzles together to share some girl talk. Can't tell the help everything- ya know.
But when we got to town we went past the tot spot and to the county co-op.Turned out that one of the student organizations where Papi works (at the Miss. State U. College of Vet Med) was having a "Dog Wash" to raise funds for the Homeward Bound project. This worthy cause helps homeless animals find loving parents. (LIKE ME!) So Shaddow and I were treated to a spa day while Papi made a couple of purchases at the co-op. Then, once we were done, Big sis and I feeling clean, refreshed and smelling good made the trip back home. Papi put us in the house - so that our coats got completely dry before we went out to play and he went back to work.
I do want to point out that on Sunday morning (yesterday) I allowed him to take me on our weekly trip to the tot spot . Yummy! We do this every Sunday morning and in return I allow him to pick up his newspaper and maybe a quick shopping jaunt while I guard the Coop.
I would like to point out in the picture that big sis is in the bottom right corner and in the middle of the bottom edge you can just see the top of my head and my tail. Well, that's about all for now - but I would like to encourage everyone to support the Homeward Bound Project. Not everyone is as lucky as me.
Hugs, kisses and belly rubs for all!
The outside temperatures are starting to come down a bit and it's nice and cool in the evenings. Big Sis (shout-out to Shaddow!) likes to spend more time when its like this lying out on the front deck and enjoying the light evening breezes. With the cooler temps, I've noticed that when I go out in the evenings to take car of my ablutions in the ladies comfort station - there are these large tan creatures milling about the back yard. When I say large, in most cases they look bigger than my attendant. Now, they may be big. But they are abject cowards! I stiffen my ears (as much as I can), put on my fiercest face, and charge - barking as loud as I can! And they run - EVERY single time! Even the bigger ones with horns on their heads. Watch out! This Diva is Tuff!!!! Now, when this horny one (huh - why is he smirking now?) is around, my human get a little excited. Says things like "Hope he's around when the season starts." I don't know if I'll ever completely understand him. I'm not sure if its a human thing or a guy thing or both.
Now I would like to throw out a little personal observation. When its time for our (Shaddow and I) evening refreshment - He always asks "Who wants a treat?", when it would be more appropriate to ask "Are you ladies ready to be served?" I mean, really, who doesn't want a treat? The bad thing is that sometimes he even forgets until sis goes over and puts her head on his chair or on his leg. Even then it sometimes takes a few minutes. I mean I love him (and the mistress) but sometimes his cheese has slipped off the cracker. If you get my drift. Anyway - thats all for now.
Hugs, kisses and belly rubs for all!