Monday, September 22, 2008

A Week in Review

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! I am taking some deep breaths right now! Why? Because our family has been so very busy that it has been hard to catch our breath! In fact, Dad is loading the Woody Bus, making sure we have all our supplies for yet another week away from home!

Last week was packed with fun stuff! I have lots of things to tell you in a short amount of time. So, please listen closely because I am going to bark real fast! Are you ready?

On Sunday, our lights went off due to all the winds blowing from Hurricane Ike. I know we live in Kentucky and not in the Gulf, but Ike was a pretty powerful man! So, when we left home on Monday, no electricity. That didn't stop us from having a great week!

We kicked off our week in Bowling Green, KY at Cumberland Trace! We were treated like royalty. Mrs. McCubbins, the media specialist, made us feel at home. The first photo is of her two sons saving us a parking place! Now that's what I call the royal treatment! In addition to the great day, Mrs. McCubbins treated us to lunch from Mancino's. They had the best sandwiches I had ever eaten. I ordered a turkey with extra pickles! It was doglicious!!! Mom says I talk too much about food, so I better hush. It wasn't the food that made the day great though. It was definitely all the neat people we met!

We left Bowling Green and headed to Lexington. We decided to stop at our doghouse to see if our lights had come back on. Our house was still dark. I was worried because my jammies needed to be washed. We went to a fun place called the Laundrymat. There were more washers and dryers in one room than I had ever seen before!!! An hour later, my Scooby jammies were as fresh as daisies!

Thursday found us at Northern Elementary in Lexington, KY. We love Lexington. It is WILDCAT COUNTRY! Ms. Heady (see the third photo) was from LaRue County, which isn't far from where Dad grew up. In fact, she knew lots of my cousins. There were a few teachers at Northern who had wiener dogs.
As you can imagine, Chloe, Frannie, and I were showered with hugs and love!

On Friday, we spent the day and evening at Julius Marks with our good friend Mrs. Mason. They had an evening event and grilled hot dogs outside! Chloe and I were a bit scared at first, but Frannie the Body Guard said everything was safe! We weren't worried!

We left Lexington Friday night and arrived in Indiana about midnight. Why were we in Indiana? Well, our good friends in Evansville were having a Blessing of the Animals at their church. So many animals attended. It was the neatest event. We were able to visit our good friends, the Straw family. We met Faith and Connor (see fourth photo) about four years ago. Connor is a second degree black belt. Frannie the Body Guard is a black belt too, but Connor looked much stronger. Faith was as pretty as a picture. Faith and Connor have a wiener dog named Nook-Nook!

Guess who else was at the church? Our good friend, Cleo! You know, Cleo - our friend who goes into nursing homes and cheers up the residents! We met Cleo through our vet, Dr. Campbell. Cleo has a big heart. Her heart is so big because it is full of love for so many people! Her mom, Ms. Diane, showered us with gifts. I know I am not supposed to talk about food, but my parents say that Ms. Diane makes the best candy in the world! I wonder if she makes any doggie candy. I will have to ask Cleo.

Well, we returned home late Saturday night and guess what? That's right - our lights were on! Our family clapped and cheered, and then went in the house for the first time in a week!!! We slept so good!

Well, it's off to work again! We are headed to Eminence, KY. I will tell you all about it! By the way, are you reading, "Heads and Tails?" If so, email us and tell us how you like it!

Have a great day! Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!