August 12, 2010

White Dog and The Other White Dog came home from the Groomer to find traveling bags out and me sitting on the bed making my famous "packing lists." White Dog immediately hopped up next to me and thrust her nose in her pink "Princess" bag..."What's up, mom?" she asked. "Nothing much," I replied. "Just starting to get things together for the weekend trip!" "Trip! We're going on a trip! Car rides! New Smells! A Trip!" both dogs started excitedly zooming around and chanting.

Steve's birthday is Monday and as part of his present we are taking the overworked human away for the weekend. We have rented a cabin in the mountains of Colorado outside of Durango. There is a lake and miles and miles of National Forest. Gregg, Candace, Dragon, and Michael will join us...so will Richard (which thrilled White Dog because "at least that way we won't starve in the wilderness.") We will leave Saturday morning and return on Monday night.

My hope had been to organize the stuff that could be packed now and do the grocery shopping on Friday night. But zooming Eskies do not make for calm organized stacking, list checking, and packing. The bags are out, everyone is excited, but the actual work will be accomplished very late tomorrow night (as per usual).

Meantime White Dog has checked her still empty bag six thousand four hundred twelve times and has, in the repetition, taught Quinn to copy her actions in our suitcase although he is not quite sure what he is looking for.


Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

What a pawesome time all of woo will have!

Khyra and Khousin Merdie

TwoSpecialWires said...

You are going to one of Moma's favorite places in Colorado! How lucky for White Dog and Quinn, to say nothing of the people. We'll be thinking of you ... waiting to see pictures. While you are there, we'll be incarcerated in the bedroom while Moma moves Nina to college. (sniffle sniffle) We can't complain, though. We did have a wonderful summer. And now we are realizing that we'll be settling back into a routine that let's us keep in better touch with our friends. AFTER we make sure that Moma is transitioning well.

Thanks so much for understanding. Your support has helped. A lot.
Jake and Fergi (who appreciate the gifts of friendship)

Teddy Bear said...

A trip to Colorado sounds pawesome. We can't wait to hear about all the adventures.:)

Teddy Bear

Jacqueline said...

We hope you all have a wonderful adventure together and that Steve enjoys a fun birthday celebration full of joy and love...Happy Friday friends...xoxo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

Brian said...

Oh yea, fun is in the works!!!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Wow that sounds like it is going to be a great trip! And of course you have to do the work late the night before leaving - that is always how it is for any vacation ever!

And I can just picture White Dog and Quinn checking suitcases - with Quinn trying to figure out what they are looking for - it has to be so cute!!

Remington said...

Enjoy, my friends!

Ginger Jasper said...

Sounds good to me. I think you wll have a brilliant weekend . Enjoy and come back will good tales to tell.. Hugs GJ xx

Hansel said...

oh please take tons of photos!!!! Oh my gosh!

Btw, we received the box!! Mom wasn't feeling good that day when it showed up, but she was so excited and it really made our day!!!

Kari in WeHo said...

I sure hope you guys have an awesome trip!

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Sagira said...

Sounds like you will have an awesome time.

Happy Birthday to Steve! :)