Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Making my list and checking it twice...

Kentucky Greetings and Merry Christmas! We have been up since early this morning! We wanted to make sure we have everything ready for Santa's visit tonight. Chloe, Frannie, Wally the puppy, and I have already eaten breakfast, washed our face, combed our hair and brushed our teeth. Today is the last day to make a good impression on Santa!

It is raining cats and wiener dogs today. We have a fire going in the fireplace and I have my very favorite Christmas song playing in the background. It's The Christmas Song by Alvin and The Chipmunks! I love to hear Alvin sing about wanting a hula hoop! I don't have a hula hoop on my list. Speaking of my list, it is finally finished. I have worked on it for months and today I am just polishing it up, making sure it's perfect before Santa sees it. Tonight, Chloe, Frannie, Wally, and I will all leave our lists, along with some milk and milk bones for Santa Claus. Mom says that Santa might like real cookies instead, but it has worked every year so I don't think I should rock the boat.

I feel like we have already had Christmas this year. Our family had a treat last week. Our friend Cleo and her mom, Ms. Diane, drove all the way from Evansville, Indiana to see us! When Cleo got out of the car, she was dressed at Ms. Claus - white hair and all! She was in her very own sleigh - her wagon. If that wasn't enough, she had more gifts than Ms. Claus. There were treats for us, gifts for Mom and Dad, BBQ ribs and potato salad from Wolf's in Indiana, and of course, Ms. Diane's world famous, dee-lish, homeade candy. We had never seen so much candy in our life. Our house looked like Willy Wonka's chocolate factory! Just in case you are wondering, we didn't keep all the candy. Mom, Dad, Cleo, and Ms. Diane delivered some to various places in Bullitt County. Ms. Cleo Claus made lots of people happy that day!

Since Cleo was dressed as Ms. Claus, it was only fitting that I was dressed as Santa! We made the perfect pair! You should have heard me saying Ho Ho Ho! Mom said it sounded more like Arff Arff Arff!

I can't stay on too long. There is still so much to do. I think I will test one of Santa's milk bones to make sure they are okay. I want them to be perfect!

I will blog again tomorrow! Enjoy your day, get your cookies and your list ready, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas!

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! December is such a busy month! It has 31 days like so many other months, but it sure seems to go faster!

Our family has been busy with traveling and school visits. In only 10 days, we have visited the counties of Madison, Hancock, and Pendleton. We are loading up the Woody Bus again. Destination: Clinton County. We especially love being in the schools this time of year! I get so excited seeing the trees and the decorations. Last week, at North Hancock Elementary, I caught up with the Gingerbread Man. He didn't think I could catch him, but I ran fast!

I am still perfecting my list for Santa. Chloe has her list and letter ready, but I am still working on mine. I want it to be perfect!

I better go! I hear Mom and Dad calling my name! Stay warm and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!


Monday, December 01, 2008

December? Where did November go?

Kentucky Greetings, WoodyWatchers! I have had so many emails saying, "Woody, where in the world are you?" No need to worry! All is well here at the doghouse in Shepherdsville! It seems as if November was filled with great surprises and um, not so great surprises.

The month flew by with tons of school visits. We were at Hardinsburg Elementary in Hardinsburg, Prestonsburg Elementary in Prestonsburg, Blue Lick Elementary in Bl.., uh, Louisville, the list goes on and on. We were rolling through the month getting ready to head to the Kentucky Book Fair when Mom got sick. If you know our Mom, you know she NEVER gets sick! No need to worry - the doctor said Mom would be fine - after a few days in the hospital! WHAT? Hospital? Yes, hospital. Mom was having a little trouble with her back and the doctor wanted to run some tests. I was sure hoping they would run a CAT scan. That sounded like something I would be interested in, but Dad said the doctors would be taking care of Mom and for me not to worry about it. Well, the doctors and nurses took great care of Mom and we were very happy when she walked in the door of our doghouse! In fact, it was the reunion of all reunions! Mom is going to be fine! In fact, we are loading the Woody Bus now headed out the door to Richmond, KY. I can't wait to tell you all about it. We are behind on our pictures from the schools but we will post soon. Also, while Mom was in the hospital, Dad and I signed books at the Kentucky Book Fair. I have some great photos - especially one of me and President Lincoln.

Anyway, here are some pictures from last week. We spent two days in Marietta, OH. We have been in the Buckeye State before. In fact, some of our dearest friends live in Marietta and Beverly. We met Patrick and Andrew (photo 1) and their grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elliott (picture 2) several years ago and became good friends! Then, Mrs. Donna Sturm (picture 3) from The Marietta Times started running our story, Mr. Dogwood Goes to Washington in their newspaper. Mrs. Sturm arranged for us to visit four of the schools in the area. Both the Elliotts and the Sturms have a wiener dog! The only thing different about being in Kentucky and being in Ohio is that so many peope were Ohio State Buckeye fans! The fourth photo is of Dad and the principal of Beverly-Center. She gave Dad a buckeye ornament! The final photo is of students and their very own Mr. Dogwood Goes to Washington scrapbook. We were so sad to leave Ohio. I hate saying goodbye!

Speaking of goodbye, if I don't sign off, I am going to miss the bus! I promise to get caught up on photos, emails, and my entire Scooby Doo To Do list, so stay tuned! In the meantime, stay warm, stay well, and Work and Dream like a BIG DOG!