Monday, December 5, 2011

A weekend getaway ...

Over the weekend, we headed out of town and trained south to visit family.  It's always fun to catch up with these folks.  We have a great time laughing, kidding, teasing, drinking wine and reminiscing.  Which  ...  leaves little time for blogging (which you may have noticed).  But then ... that wouldn't matter, because they live so deep in the woods, the internet connection is like the early days of dial up.  


Best to just not even try to log on and instead, pour another glass of wine and enjoy great company.  Of course, other great company I enjoy are their doggies.  They watch us with intense scrutiny.  Probably thinking what a strange breed we are!

This is Daisy.  
She is the sweetest, gentlest dog.  She was rescued after some cruel idiot tied her down by the river with the expectation of drowning her.

What is wrong with people?

And then there is Sweetie Pie.
So regal and refined.

Always on alert for a game of tug-of-war.

And last, but certainly not least, is Rusty.  
Very small but oh, so mighty!  
Her favorite spot is to be wrapped up in someone's arms.

How could you possibly not swoop down and pick her up with a face like this???
Makes your heart melt!

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It was a great visit but when I returned home, I was greeted by a grumpy Rocky Squirrel.

Rocky Squirrel (a bit snarly):  "You don't plan to have those dogs visit here, do you?  Cause it's either them or us ... we're not sharing yard space!"

Me:  Calm down Rocky.  Those pups have no desire to visit.  They are quite happy in their own home observing your cousins in their backyard.

Rocky Squirrel:  Well, that's good to know.  Moving is such a pain in the ass.  Do you have any idea how hard it is to find good housing this late in the year.  Nearly impossible!  Feels like snow is just around the corner.  Not too eager for that, I can tell ya!

Me:  Yep, does feel like it may be arriving soon ... and I'm not looking forward to it either.   So, are we good?

Rocky Squirrel:  We're good.

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(I'm still trying to figure out how in the hell he knew about those dogs.  I guess word travels fast among the squirrel community.  Who knew?!)

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