Saturday, August 09, 2008

Friendship, Friendship, Just the Perfect Blendship

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! It is a gorgeous Saturday morning here at our doghouse in Shepherdsville! Even though it is early August, it feels like September. We love this time of year. School is starting, the air is crisp, and it's almost Football Time in the Bluegrass!

I have been telling you about our friend, Cleo. If you remember, Cleo is the dachshund who goes into the nursing home and cheers people up! She lives in Evansville, IN with her mommy, Ms. Diane. A few weeks ago, we were in Owensboro and had the opportunity to meet Cleo. She was as pretty as her pictures. She was in her red wagon and was wearing a cute pink hat. She even had on jewelry - a necklace and a bracelet!!! In fact, Chloe kept talking about how beautiful Cleo's bracelet was, so Cleo just took it off and gave it to Chloe. Now that's what I call a true friend! When we met Cleo, it was easy to see why so many people love her and her mommy. We fell in love with them both! We will continue to write about our new friend Cleo, so stay tuned!

Speaking of friends, today our family gets to help two wiener dogs travel to their new homes. We are involved in the Southern States Dachshund Rescue group. It helps wiener dogs without homes find good homes. In fact, our body guard Frannie came from the SSDR group. Well, Mom received an email saying that two little doxies were traveling to their new homes today. One is going from New York to Tennessee and the other one is going from Ohio to Georgia. Mom and Dad are going to help transport these wiener dogs. I begged Mom if we could go. We haven't been to New York yet. Mom laughed and said that she and Dad were picking up the doxies right here in KY and only traveling about an hour with them before someone else takes over. In fact, 15 families are helping these two little wiener dogs make it to their new homes. It will take them two days to get there, but we know it is worth it! I was sad that Chloe and I couldn't go, but Mom explained we were helping by staying home and letting the travelers have more room in the car. Mom promised to tell us all about when she and Dad returned home!

Maybe Mom will get their address so I can keep in touch with them. I love friends! Thinking of friends reminds me of my favorite song, "Friendship." Chloe and I sing it all the time. It's one of our favorite songs. Here is the verse we like best:

If you're ever down a well, ring my bell.
If you ever catch on fire, send a wire.
If you ever lose your teeth When you're out to dine,
Borrow mine.

It's friendship, friendship, Just a perfect blendship, When other friendships have ceased to jell Ours will still be swell! Lahdle-ahdle-ahdle-hep-hep-hep.

Have a great day! Enjoy the weather, say hello to a friend, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!