Thursday, March 15, 2007

On the road again...

Good morning!!

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!!!


Lady Kaos said...

Jeeps are GREAT! We have 3 and My aunt's Jeep is at our house right now and once Mom's little car is paid off, we're getting another Jeep! I'm sorry, but I think we got all your snow. We usually get a bunch of snow, but this year we had tons and tons of snow. I love snow too, but I'm tired of it now. I'm ready for summer!

Gus said...

have a great time with your family. Drive carefully...and make lots of pit stops!

ps...trips are my favorite times too...I get lots of one-on-one time with my humans and sometimes even treats from their meals

Maggie said...

Have fun at Gramma's Dory and have fun playing with Zach and Mollie! We'll be waiting to see pictures!
Mom says to please save the snow thought for next year! We want spring and flowers now!

Love ya lots,

Charlie said...

Have fun in the snow, Dory, and stay warm!
- Charlie

p.s. I've found that if I really work at it, I can get through those bars! It really messes with mom's mind - she thinks I must apparate or something!

PiratesGrrl said...

I hope you have a GREAT time on your weekend trip! You're pretty lucky to have the whole back of the Jeep, we get stuck in the backseat.

Be careful and take lots of pics!

The Brat Pack

PS from Mom
Thank you so much for your sweet comment, I'll probably take you up on that offer to talk. I'm just devastated by the news and feel helpless. :(
Take care this weekend,

Butchy & Snickers said...

Hey Dory,
Have a great time at Gramma's house! Be careful of the snow if it comes your way. Make sure your Mama takes lots of pictures of you doggies playing!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

Joe Stains said...

have a GREAT time!! I am so jealous!!

Jasper said...

I love my Jeep!!
I know you will have loads of fun at your grandma's....and I can't wait for you to get back with loads of pics!!!
Have fun and stay safe,

Boo said...

dory, i thought you are a girl! why are you worry about any of your "parts" being cut? :-)

wet wet licks


Opy - the Original GruffPuppy said...

Hi Dory,

You have been nominated for "Photo of the Month" over at the DWB Bone Zone, head on over there and cast your vote :-)


Avery said...

Hi Dory! I hope you're having a good time at your Gramma's house. It sounds like it's a lot of fun! Stay safe and warm in all that snow.


Marvin The Dog said...

ooooh Dory! How romantic, you actually get to go and stay in New York! Wow! we just been watching "Friends" on tv here in the UK (Jeannie's favourite laughing series!") it is her dream to go there!

And we want to thank you and Liza so much for your nomination to us for my picture on the Dogs with Blogs Site, we had not realised we had been nominated by you till the other day. You are soooooooo sweet!

We have snow forecast here tomorrow in Scotland, it is coming over from America to the West Coast where we are.....exciting eh?

Love you loads, you are a sweet doggie! and your Mama is so cool too!

PS we have a jeep and I have "my quarters" in the back, it is real cosy too. Except we dont have bars.....yet!

Have a good weekend, love and licks
Marvin xxxxxx

love Jeannie xxxxxx

Ferndoggle said...

Lucky, Lucky you Dory. We LOVE going to Grandmas...she always has giant biscuits for us to eat & fun fluffy snacks, err we mean cats, to chase around.

We're a bunch of jealous dogs!

Sherman, Penny & Lola

PiratesGrrl said...

Doooooory! Are you EVER coming home!!?

Missing you,
The Brat Pack