Dory here and boy, I have to tell you last night I was very worried. My mom was rushing all around the house and I had no idea why!! Every so often she would stop and say' "It's okay Dor" and go back to rushing around.
Now I have read alot of doggie blogs and one thing I know is that when a human says "it's okay" that something bad usually happens to a good dog! A couple of doggie bloggers have even ended up at the "VET" and had surgery to remove "PARTS" - Boo and a few others know all about that!!!
Well, finally I saw Mom pack up ziploc bags with my food and fishy pills and mark them "Dory Meal" - Boy, was I relieved. The only time Mom packs up my food like that is when we are on our way to GRAMMA'S HOUSE!!
I finally bugged Mom enough that she sat down with me and confirmed that we are indeed going to visit Gramma and Uncle Harvey in New York! Woo Hoo!! Going to Gramma's is very fun, lots of yard to run free in, two doggie "cousins" to play with and Uncle Harvey is a firm believer in sharing snacks with his four footed friends!!
So Mom pretty much has her "going to Gramma's" bag packed and there is stuff to be loaded into the Jeep. The trip to Gramma's is about 3 hours - just long enough to get a good nap in!! I love to ride in the Jeep because Mom always brings toys, treats and I have my own special doggie bed and the whole back of the Jeep to myself. I could do with out the bars, but Mom says it for my safety and so I don't bother her or Dad while they drive - driving is serious work I guess!
I can hardly wait till we hit the road!! For those of you who don't know my Gramma has two black Lab doggies just like me!! Zachary is 12 years old and plays sometimes and Mollie is 7 and TONS OF FUN to play with!! We run, chase growl, watch squirrels and chimunks and all kinds of neat stuff out in the country where Gramma lives.
Mom said she used to live near Gramma in the country but that she had to come to the city to get smart. I have no idea why she had to leave a fun place like Gramma's - I guess getting smart means you have to travel!!
The only thing Mom said she was worried about was the "forecast". The little man on the talking noise box said it was going to snow on Friday. This made Mom frown. I've been waiting for snow all winter. Growing up down south I didn't see too much snow and ice and Mom promised that New England gets lots of snow, but for some reason it never came this year.
The tiny man in the talking noise box said we had 6 inches of snow this winter and normally Boston gets about 40 inches - Dad said to Mom it was global warming. I think he was confused because it was very cold last week when Patti was walking me - she said it was "below zero"!!!
Well snow or not, the plan is for Mom and I to head off to New York tomorrow after she is done with work and errands in the morning. Mom told Dad that our estimated time of departure was noonish. Dad was worried about the snow but Mom said she packed my pretty red coat and that the Jeep had new shoes so every thing would be just fine.
I trust Mom, but I have to say I looked at the Jeep this morning and I certainly did not see any shoes on that thing!!! I will tell you all about our adventures when we get back on Monday - I'll make sure Mom takes lots of pictures too!! I hope all my dog blog pals, family and friends have a great weekend - WOOF!!!
Thursday, March 15, 2007