July 5, 2009


(courtesy of Asta)
"To me, to live without dogs would mean accepting a form of "blindness"
--- Thomas McGuane

Hi friends,
Before I get started telling you all about my trip to the country, I wanted to say that this post is dedicated to everybody's friend Asta. Mommy & I felt, like everybody else, what would we do without hearing about and seeing great pictures of Asta's adventures. Well, thank the Lord, that isn't gonna happen as hopefully ever has heard by now......Asta is back!!!! We all love you so much Asta and your Mommy & Daddy.
Now for my trip. Mommy and I left 100 degree temps in Houston for 100 degree temps in the country. But you know what, I didn't feel hot at all, cause I got to visit with my good friends the Dachsies and their Mom, my Aunt Mary. Mommy was hot but not me cause I had my Sammy to follow around and I even taught him to roach a little bit.

The first day nothing much happened but playing, sniffing around the yard and barking at them cow dogs. There was a few little cow puppies that were so cute but the mean old Mommies wouldn't let us go play with them. Party poopers!

I was very tired that first night and since we can't go out after dark because of them old copperheads, me and Sammy laid down together butt to butt when we came in for a little nap.

I don't play with stuffies much but I do like to carry them around and since these stuffies have Sammy scent all over them I kinda snuggled with then when Sammy wasn't around.

The next 2 pictures Mommy took while I was trying to nap. Couldn't she see I didn't want to the bothered.

OK...now for a little Friday afternoon action. That's Aunt Mary, all dressed up like a clown to go start the riding grass cutter. Of course you

see that she had an escort to the front gate but she said she didn't need our help.....How rude!!

So I decided I would teach Sammy the fine art of roaching.

Here I was trying to get him to roll just right.

He was just getting the hang of it when Maggie had to butt in & the lesson was over.

Aunt Mary couldn't get the lawn mover to work so Olin came over & helped her get it started and of course we all had to make sure if he was friend or foe. We was doing tooooo much barking so Mommy took all of us inside until after the front yard got cut.

Everybody but me was barking at the door waiting for Aunt Mary to come back inside. I think they thought she wasn't coming back. I wasn't worried cause my Mommy was in the house with me.. This is everybody waiting at the door....see I'm kinda standing to the side observing. We gots a video of us all barking at the door but it wouldn't load....stupid blogger. Maybe later!

Well that's it for tonight. Love, kisses and {{{huggies}}}....Mona


The OP Pack said...

We bet you are glad to be back home even though you had a lot of fun with your pals. Too bad about those copperheads, but you do have to be safe.

woos, the OP Pack

Lacy said...

w00fs, me wood stay away from those copperheads too..heehee cute everydog barking at the door...me does that too when they leave me..and me crys...

b safe,

Lorenza said...

Hi, Mona!
Yes, Asta is back! Thankfully!
All those pictures are pawesome but I love the most the one where you are following Auntie Mary!
Have a good night
Kisses and hugs

chicamom85 said...

It looks like you had a great trip and got to meet cowdogs. I have never even seen one of those. Is it scary? I am glad you are back home safe and I hope you can rest now and have good dreams of your friends playing.

licks and sniffs, Sasha

Raising Addie said...

OMD!!! You are the luckiest Doxie to have soooo many Doxie playmates!!

Just LOVE love love the picture of you guys following her out in the yard. All lined up... priceless!

Soooo glad that you had a wonderful weekend!! We hung out and kept Hailey company. She has been leaving her stitches alone so she has not had to wear the collar since yesterday morning! WOOHOO

Lots of Luv & Kisses
Addie, Lucie, and Hailey

Checkers said...

are you glad to be back in hot and sticky Houston? We've had unbelievably cool weather hear for the last few days - well mid 80's - but that is cool to us!!!! and would be to you too!!!! All those little weiner dogs running around must have been quiet a site

Boo Casanova said...

hey mona, i'm glad you and sammy and the gang are getting along so well.

glad you back home safe and sound too.

wet wet licks


Simba and Jazzi said...

We are back! We have missed all our DWB friends.

Simba and Jazzi xx

Nibbles Treats said...

A doxie parade! We love it. Oscar wanted to join right in. Stay away from snakes. They are B.A.D. Bad (and they definitely don't taste like chicken)!

Lots of treats,
Tinkerbell, Oscar and Tucker

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a khute dakhhshound khonga line!

I'm glad woo had fun!


Anonymous said...

Woohooo what a great weekend. Love all the pics!!!

Fred said...

Cute pictures! And I *heart* Asta, too!

Abby said...

Hi, Mona & Mommy...

Looks like you had a great weekend in the country...

But I bet you are glad to be home, too...It's always nice to come home...

Abby xxxooo