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!