Wednesday, June 11, 2008

International Goody Exchange and Grandparents

Hey Pals, I'm finally back home. Actually, I got back on Monday night, but Mom has been a bit slow at blogging. What can you expect from a human, huh?
While I was gone at my Grandparents, my International Goody Exchange package from Niamh arrived! Woo Hoo!
I just knew this package was for me and I was trying to chew the darn thing open. Why do we have these crazy paws that can't open anything?!!
To keep me from eating the whole box, Mom stepped in and cut it open. I immediately dug in!! Mom's picture taking isn't as fast as me, as by the time she took this picture, I had already taken something out of the box. He he!!
Away I went with my super cool new tug/chew toy.
I took my new toy over to my bed where I started in on the tag (which Mom promptly removed) and then tried to break open the tennis ball in the middle. Man, can I say what a strong tennis ball that is? I've been chewing for two days and have been unable to break it. Grrrr....
Mom decided to show me what else was in the package. Foodables!! So yummy! I got a bag of natural chicken treats which are so delish!
I also got a bag of lamb fillet squares. Trust me pals, these are to die for!! I actually ripped the bag open and stole a few out!
Mom managed to snap one picture of me with all my treats and the beautiful card Niamh included. Thank you so much Niamh, I love all of my treats and toys. You were so very generous and caring!!!!
Also, a huge thank you to Mr. T-Bone Beasley and Chef for organizing the International Goody Exchange. I think it was a HUGE success. You two and your families were the BEST for organizing this!!!
My weekend at Grandma and Grandpa's was so much fun. I played for hours with Angel and Jordan the Golden Retrievers that live next to my Grandparents. I even got Spencer, their 12 year old Airedale to play a bit. He usually wants nothing to do with me. Of course, Grandma didn't take any pictures, she doesn't realize how important these are to my blog, so all I can do is share what we did. I had tons of walkies with both Grandparents and I played a ton with my Uncle John. Whenever I got hot, I would just run on down to the lake and jump in and cool off. I also spent a ton of time in the neighbors horse barn. They let me come with during the horsies feeding time and I got to chase the barn cats around!
We had one major incident during the weekend. On Saturday, a tornado came right across the street from my Grandparents house. Over the years there have been several close calls, but never have they seen an actual tornado, until Saturday. Uncle John and Grandma saw it out in the farm field and they watched as it came closer. Grandma gathered me and Spencer up and we all went into the basement. Grandpa even came down with us (Mom says in all her years he NEVER took cover during a tornado warning). Uncle John watched out the window as the tornado crossed the field and stayed along the road a couple acres up from the house. Then it split into two twisters before regrouping and heading further down the road. Grandma and Grandpa were very lucky as they had NO damage to their house or land. A few of the houses and barns down the street had some damage, but nothing major. We were all so happy that there was minimal damage and no injuries, but I never, never want to go through that again! OMD, I survived a tornado! WOAH!
I thought I'd share a picture Mom took of Spencer when she picked me up. Looks like Mr. Mature 12 year old decided to be BAD. Once a digger always a digger. He he! He doesn't even try to look embarrassed for getting caught while digging.
I hope you are all doing well, and I'll be out to your blogs to see what you've all been up to real soon!!

'Till next time,


Girl Girl Hamster said...

What nice gifts you recived. :) And Spencer sure looks very handsome. He looks like 2 year old to me only. :)

~ Girl girl

Amber-Mae said...

Great goodies from Niamh! Oh my, than DOG the tornado did not damage your gramp's house & barn & I;m glad you guys are OK! That must have been sooo scawie. i have not really seen one before but did see a very mini & light one that went across my training field. You can see thru it. I followed it around till it faded off...

Butt wiggles,
Solid Gold Dancer

Maggie & Mitch said...

What great gifts Niamh sent you, Kirby! We're drooling just thinking about those treats!
We're so glad you and your grandparents weren't harmed with the tornado! There sure are lots of them this year already! They're so scary and so destructive!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Niamh said...

Hi Kirby,

I'm so glad you liked the lamb treats. They are my favorites. Thanks goodness that no one was hurt when the tornado came. You are very brave.

Your friend,

the camp said...

kirby thanks for stopping by my blog. i added you to my links!


Lenny said...

Kirby, I'm so glad you and your grandparents are okay and you only had minimal damage. That is great. You must have been very brave. Was it really noisy?

You got some great treats!

Your friend, Lenny

Deetz said...

What an excellent exciting seeing everyone open their boxes. Tornado's!! We get those here too. I am so glad it stayed away from your grandpa and ma' scary. I am glad you are home.

The Airechicks said...

Man you scored the big deal - great pressies...

Whoa ...big wind blew through huh???

We get those alot here Mom been throught two now....don't be scared....Your Gandpops would not let anything happen to you & the sneaky closet digger Spence....

Mom's bro lives in Mount Vernon IL and he told her that they had some freaky weather too.....

Stay COOL.....when you gonna be swing back by Daycare???


Bogart said...

Welcome home Kirby, that's an awfully nice package to come home to!!! Glad to hear that no one got blown away in those nasty tornados...


Ferndoggle said...

What a great haul you got!! And we're glad everything is OK at your Grandpa's place!

Sherman, Penny & Lola

Penny, Poppy & Patches said...

Kirby, we're sure glad everyone is okay after that tornado! That must have been really scary! You got some really cool stuff in the goody exchange. Spencer shouldn't be ashamed...he should be proud that he can still dig at 12 years old! He's one handsome 'dale!

Poppy, Penny & Patches

Molly and Taffy said...

Hi Kirby

Great to see you had a fab time at your Grandparents, that Tornado sounded rather scarey, good you had somewhere safe to go while it went past.

Have a great weekend

Molly and Taffy

Noah the Airedale said...

OMG Kirby, we are so glad that you, your grandpinkies and Spencer are all ok. We're getting a lot of footage of all the tornadoes and flooding that is happening in the States. It's dreadful and so scary. There are so many this year.
Apart from that scary day, your holiday sounded great fun. Swimming down at the lake especially.

We're glad your back.

Noah Willow Tess Lucy xxxx

Gaia the Airedale said...

Welcome back Kirby! Really cool gifts youve got there, everything looks specwagular!

puppy breath,

Willow the Black Dale said...

OMD Kirby we are so happy you ALL came through the tornado! We at our house really don't like those things either. I bet you were in your grandma's lap the whole time while taking cover!!!!
While Pilar, the kitties and me were snug at home during our tornado our kids were in the middle of a LAKE!!! They made it to shelter just in time...shewwwww!!!
Stay safe my mid-western friend!!!


Jackson said...

Hey Kirby, wow, that sounds like quite an adventure with the tornado. Thank dogness you're all OK! Great gifts from your pal, Niamh! Jx

erin said...

How is it that I managed to totally miss out on this international goody exchange thingy? It must have been that month that my girl was too busy gardening to work on my blog! I'll have to have a little talk with her!
Anyhow, good to hear that the tornado didn't hit your grandparent's house and that you are safe. How do you do with thunder, Kirby? It drives me crazy.

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