January 12, 2009


"Trained or not, he'll always be his own dog to a degree." --
Carol Lea Benjamin

Hi friends,
Mona's Mommy here....
My sister and I got back from our little road trip around 5:00 pm and I went to take a nap and just woke up. We had a really good time but I was exhausted when we got back. Your Mommies will know exactly what I mean, when sisters get together, it's like they are teenagers again. Pam is a poker player, which I am not. She stayed with me anyway and we both played slots for about 4 hours, had dinner and then decided that I would play another $50. (I was losing at the time) before I'd go to the room and she'd go play poker. I ended the night having won a total
of $54...not bad for somebody that had never left with what she came with. Pam played poker from around 9:00 pm until 2:00 am.......she lost but not much. When she got back to the room, she woke me up and we talked until around 4:00 am, then went to bed..........now you can understand the exhaustion.
This morning we went back to the casino, after we got up around 9:00 am, for breakfast (if you play poker more than 4 hours you get a free meal ticket and who is gonna pass up free breakfast). Since I was ahead $54, I told Pam I would be willing to lose it since I still had my original stash. We found the same machine I had used the night before to win the money on. She played it first and ended up winning enough to conclude her gambling with only an overall loss of $100. Then I decided to play it too, put $50.00 in and won another $50. So we got out while the getting was good.
wow....$104 in winnings!!
Can you tell, I'm much of a gambler to get so excited about winning one hundred dollars not to mention that we laughed like idiots all night........but that's what sisters do.....right?

Here are a few pictures of the casino. It is called Coushatta in Kinder, Louisiana. We played mostly 25 cent slots but the one I won the money was a $1 slot. It was called Coushatta Bucks.

Believe it or not, there were tons of people play the penny slots.

We stayed at the BEST WESTERN next door to the casino. It is really nice and there are lots of things to do around there, if you wanted to stay a week or so. One day was more than enough for me.

It was very cold in Kinder this morning. Pam said when she got back to the hotel at 2:00 am, there was a heavy coating of ice all over the car. This little plant was at the entrance of the hotel (I took this picture when we checked in yesterday) and it looked like solid ice this morning.

This is the back of Pam's car. If you blow it up you can still what was left of the ice when we started home.

Today we start our string of friendship with A.

AMBER the Chihuahua from Malaysia
Please stop by and say hi, if you don't know her already.
I will be picking up Mona from Tina & Chris's home tomorrow morning. I can't wait to see her.I hope I can sleep tonight.....three days without my precious girl to cuddle with has been the only bad part of my birthday trip.
Love....the Mommy


happy said...

Wow, lady luck was with you there! So is Mona getting some yummy treats from the winning? ;-)

Amber sure is a sweet doggie pal!

Huskee and Hershey said...

Hi Mona,
I hope you are back safely in the arms of your mommy after her trip! (Psst.. there is more good news, since you mom won at the casino, I think she may give you a treat or two!)

Bae Bae said...

Oh that looks pawsome. Your mom sure is lucky

~ Bae

Simba said...

What a great trip. Hope you get some treats with all the winnings.

Simba x

Snowball said...

I hope your mom win lots of money.


Kess And Her Mama said...

Happy Birthday Mona's mommy!

Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Dear Mona's Mommy -

Khongrats on a funny and sukhcessful weekend!

NOW, we'll be waiting to hear all about MONA'S fun!


Roxie, Sammy and Andy said...

Happy Birthday! What a fun trip and a nice birthday present. We hope you spend some of that money on sweet little Mona. Not that we think she suffered or did without for one minute at Tina and Chris's house!

Roxie, Sammy & Andy

Anonymous said...

Wow sounds like a fun trip. Congrats on the wins!!!

Lady Kaos said...

What a fun trip!! Mom says $104 is really good! She gets excited when she wins $20! Mom sticks to the nickle and pennie slots cuz she gets to play longer.
Good job!!!

Tibby said...

Hi Mona's Mommy!
It sounds like you had a fun time! I'm sure Mona will be so excited to see you and I bet she will have some great ideas on what you can do with that money you won!

Joe Stains said...

woohoo, congrats on the BIG win :) Mom and Dad play NICKLE slots when they go to Vegas, they aren't big gamblers either. Glad you had fun with your sister, that is the most important part!

Dannan and The Girl said...

Wow, you sure came out ahead! (The Girl thinks that winning $104 dollars is fantastic! Hee hee, she doesn't gamble much, either!)

It's good to visit with people we love, but it's also good to go home. Glad you had a good time, Mommy!

Brown dog kisses & Girlie hugs,
Dannan and The Girl

Pee ess Sorry we're so far behind again! We're gonna catch up right now!