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!