9.29.2010

September 29, 2010

White Dog was keeping watch at the window perch and sounded the alarm the minute Steve pulled into the driveway. Quinn was instantly at the entry guard position and joined the woofing welcome chorus! The Art Show/ Balloon Fiesta week had officially begun. Our first guests and my fellow exhibitionist (you KNOW what I mean!), Hansel, Tesla and Benny's parents had arrived!

The Other White Dog ushered them into the living room where White Dog officially greeted them with a rather long-winded "Welcome to Albuquerque and my home" speech. After, being invited to sit and enjoy a cool beverage, the traveller's were thoroughly sniffed for messages from the cats and pup left back in Maryland. TOWD gently and graciously provided a soft broad back for petting while WD climbed up to her "overseer" spot on the arm of my chair to make sure every one's needs were being met.

When we decided to go to dinner at a place on the ridge that overlooks the entire bowl Albuquerque nestles in, the White Dogs were excited. They love the view and the barbecued meats served there. However, it was too dark and chilly for us to subject our visitors to al fresco dining so White Dog and Quinn were left behind with promises of a "doggie bag." As promised, White Dog enjoyed a beef rib bone and her brother beef brisket and grilled turkey.

Our Easterner friends retired to an early bed in hopes of adjusting to our 2-hour time difference (and their 5am travel time) before White Dog and TOWD take them horseback riding and rock climbing in the 'morrow!

12 comments:

Ginger Jasper said...

So glad they arrived safely. Its so good you are able to meet and have fun together. Please pass on my good wishes to Lisa and her family. Enjoy today.. Hugs GJ and Carol xx

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

How khool they've arrived!

It's time to get this pawty started!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

TwoSpecialWires said...

We KNOW you are going to have a wonderful time AND a very successful show. We'll certainly be thinking of you!

Gotta run!
Love
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Teddy Bear said...

Yayyyy for visitors.:) Let the fun begin!:)

Love,
Teddy Bear

智琳 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

Remington said...

I am so happy your company arrived safely. After a good nights rest -- let the fun begin!

Brian said...

I just know you are going to have fun, and what a greeting they received!

Cappy the Eskie said...

Hi Everyone - it sounds like you all are going to have a fun weekend.

Let the good times roll . . .
Be sure and take lots of pictures.

Hugs and yips,
Cappy and Ollie

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh it sounds like it is going to be so much fun! I have to admit I am jealous (we just got the card about the art exhibit yesterday - well, ok, it may have gotten here earlier but I only get the mail like once a week most of the time).

We bet you will all have so much fun together and we bet teh exhibit will go so well!

Rebecca said...

Sounds wonderful! We cant wait for Saturday!

Sagira said...

Sounds like you guys eat better than we do. hehe

Kari in WeHo said...

So glad they made it safely (yes yes I am playing catch up AGAIN)

Kari
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