Thursday, November 20, 2008

November is so busy!

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Boy! November is a cold and busy month, and I have been involved a lot of things. I haven't even been able to get to my computer to write! I will tell you all about it soon. As you can see, Chloe and I have been keeping warm by sleeping with big blankets whenever we get a chance.

Have fun, keep eating right even when you are on the go, and WORK AND DREAM LIKE A BIG DOG!


Monday, November 03, 2008

Catching Up with Cleo

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Mom says that I talk way too much about food, but I have to tell you that our family just had the most delicious dinner of Indiana BBQ! Now you know how much I love Kentucky Bar-B-Q! I even wrote about Kentucky Bar-B-Q in Tails from the Bluegrass II, but I have to say, the Indiana Bar-B-Q was hard to beat! Just in case you're wondering, we didn't drive to Indiana to eat dinner. Ms. Diane (Cleo's mom) gave the Bar-B-Q to Mom and Dad. She bought it from Wolf's Bar-B-Q in Evansville, Indiana. We ate it for dinner and our taste buds are still singing and dancing! We were so impressed that we looked up Wolf's Bar-B-Q on the internet. We learned Wolf's has been in business since 1925! No wonder their Bar-B-Q tastes just right! They have been perfecting it for 83 years! Chloe asked which I liked the best - Kentucky Bar-B-Que or Indiana Bar-B-Q. I think we should have a cook-off. Maybe we could have a table filled with both and do a taste test! That sounds like the perfect evening! A great big hug to Ms. Diane for providing dinner for our family!

We saw Ms. Diane last Monday when she and Cleo came to Louisville. Cleo (our friend we introduced you to on our blog a few months ago) had an appointment with Dr. Scott Campbell at Metropolitan Veterinary Specialists in Louisville. Cleo sees Dr. Campbell to make sure her heart is okay. The more we learn about Cleo, the more we are convinced her heart is filled with so much love! Cleo visits nursing homes and assisted living homes in Indiana. She travels in her very own set of wheels - her red wagon! Here are some photos of Cleo this past Halloweiner, I mean, Halloween. Cleo was visiting some friends at the Holiday Retirement Village. Look at the smiles she brings to the faces! Hey, is that Lucille Ball from I Love Lucy?

Cleo isn't the only one who is helping others. Her mom, Ms. Diane, helps others too! Besides being a great mom to Cleo, buying tasty Bar-B-Q, and making her world famous candy, Ms. Diane is a docent. Docent is a Latin word that means to teach. Ms. Diane is a docent for the Mesker Park Zoo in Evansville. She goes into schools, libraries, and other facilities and teaches about animals, birds, insects, and snakes. Yes, SNAKES! Here is a photo of Ms. Diane holding a snake. We love all creatures, but snakes can give me the willies. After Ms. Diane showed this picture to us, Mom had a dream about snakes that very night. It didn't help that while Mom was dreaming about snakes, my cold nose was on her face. She woke up one scaredy-cat!

Speaking of dreaming, it is time I slithered my way to bed! Since tomorrow is Election Day, our family is home tonight! Speaking of the election, remember that voting is a privilege - and it's our civic duty. I sure wish I could vote! If you are able to vote, be sure and do so!!!

Hope you have a great night and sweet dreams - dreams free from slithering snakes!!!Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Back Home in Western KY

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! Everyone knows how proud I am of my Western Kentucky roots! Well last week, our family traveled back to Western KY for a visit to South Marshall Elementary School. Marshall County is about 30 miles from my birthplace of Paducah and about 18 miles from Mom's birthplace of Murray. Since we were so close, we had to visit Paducah so I could see my Granny and my cousins. Granny made a delicious dinner for us - complete with strawberry cake. YUM-MEE! Anyway, enough about food and on to the business at hand!

Our day at South Marshall was so much fun! Mr. Chuck Blanchard, the principal, made us feel right at home! We had met Mr. B. before in Murray. It was great seeing him again! He had the school decorated with wiener dogs and dog bones and you know the best part? He was wearing a Kentucky Wildcat shirt!!! What a guy! Actually, Thursday was Team Up Against Drugs day. Everyone was wearing their favorite team shirt. So, Chloe and I wore our Kentucky Wildcat jersey too! Chloe and I are always talking to students about teaming up against drugs. You can't be on top of your game if you are filling your body with drugs and alcohol. I could bark all day about how dangerous drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes are, but I will say this - you will never have to stop smoking, drinking, or using drugs if you never start in the first place! And that's all the wiener dog advice I will give tonight! Hooray to Mr. B and the South Marshall Wiener Dogs for teaming up against drugs!

It always makes me sad when we have to leave Western Kentucky. Mom reminded me we would be back home in a few weeks for Thanksgiving. That made me feel better and besides, I love our doghouse in Shepherdsville too! In fact, the next morning when we went for a walk, we saw the most gorgeous colors. The trees around the lake were bursting with orange and red and yellow. I went and grabbed my camera so you could see!

I better say goodnight! I have so many things to tell you about so stay tuned! In the meantime, stop to look at the colors of fall, team up against drugs, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Another prediction...

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! We are now in Chapter 6 of Heads and Tails. Mrs. Wilson's class emailed me to tell me what they think will happen. Take a look:

...We predict in Chapter 6 you are not going to get back to the 21st century. We think you will maybe go to 1951. We also think a good job for you would be to be a watch dog for Mr. Mobley's store.

We can hardly wait each week for the new chapter to come out so we can see what you are doing and what is going to happen. But for now just as you tell us we say, "Work and dream like a big dog!"

Sincerely, Mrs. Wilson and Johnny, JaBreel, and Rilan

I think being a watch dog for Mr. Mobley is the best idea I have heard!!! I may give him a call!

Have a great day! Save your pennies and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!