Thursday, January 29, 2009

Florida Vacation - Part 2 (Christmas and the beach!)

We had a wonderful Christmas at Grandma and Grandpa's house in Florida. Grandma spoiled me with so many prezzies, so I was super happy. I got most of the toys and Spencer got most of the treats, so I'm not sure who did better. He he! Since Spencer has gotten older, he's not into toys like he used to be.
YES, tennis balls, my favorite. I managed to break all three balls within five minutes, Grandma was amazed!
Spencer loves to open presents, especially since so many of his were food related!
I have paper issues, so I managed to eat a whole lot of paper while I unwrapped. What can I say, it's so yummy.
Got anything else with my name on it?
Mom bought Spencer one toy that she felt was appropriate for Florida, a Sting Ray.
While Spencer was napping I stole his Ray and introduced it to my Hippo. Both make absolutely wonderful pillows.
Since the weather was so nice while we were visiting, we decided to go to dog beach. This place is totally PAWSOME! Even Spencer, who hates to swim, enjoyed himself.
I was so excited, I couldn't stay in one place for too long.
Spencer was loving the feel of the water on his achy hind legs. He stayed in the water for over an hour!
Even Grandma got in the water with me. She had to hold me back when a boat came in a bit too close for comfort.
Look, my orbee made the trip to Florida too! Man, I love my orbee!
What do you mean we have to leave soon? I don't want to go!!
I got a big pat from Grandma for being such a good dog at the beach. And my good behavior was rewarded with a trip back before we headed back home!! More on that in a future post.
Ahh, it's so nice to look back at all the pics of my vacation to Florida. Especially since I'm sitting here in single digit temperatures and tons of snow. Man, I can't wait for summer!!
'till next time,

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Florida Vacation - Part 1

We started our road trip out on a cold and icy Saturday morning. I wasn't sure what was going on, but Mom and Dad promised that good things and good weather were ahead. Our goal was to drive 12 hours and make it to Atlanta that night, so we had our work cut out for us. The roads were pretty snowy throughout most of Northern Illinois. We were all so excited when we finally saw green grass again!
Our route took us through most of Illinois and a few hours into the trip we started seeing signs for Metropolis, IL and their giant Superman statue. Mom and Dad just HAD to stop and check it out and I got my picture taken with Superman!

Here's a closeup of me, way down low. He he!

We drove on through Illinois, into Kentucky and into Tennessee. Mom and Dad made sure I got plenty of breaks to potty and stretch my legs. I met lots of other dogs who were traveling for the holidays too!
We made it to Atlanta as planned, and enjoyed our rest time, cuz first thing in the morning we were up and on the road again. Oh, did I tell you in Atlanta I got to stay in a hotel? I even got to ride in an elevator, it was so much fun! After a few hours of driving we finally drove across the Florida state line, and guess what? It was raining in the sunshine state! It cleared up before we drove too far, so we got to enjoy the sunshine and super warm temperatures!

As we got closer and closer to Fort Myers, where Grandma and Grandpa stay in the winter, I got very anxious and was annoying Mom and Dad with my whining. Finally, we arrived and I was out of the car and running up to greet my most favorite grandparents in the whole wide world! What a great start to my vacation!
More in the next few days on Christmas and my swim in the Gulf of Mexico!
'till next time,

Friday, January 16, 2009

It's been so long...

I can't believe how long it's been since I've last posted. I blame my Mom who has been too busy to assist me with my typing. First, I'll assure everyone that I am doing great! My neck was all better a few days after I got my meds from the vet. I went to my alternative vet for a massage instead of my normal water therapy. I got a massage and a bit of laser treatment to help my neck muscles heal. I felt GREAT afterwords and was back to my normal self the next day. Thank you to all who checked up on me. I'm so sorry it took us so long to get back to you.
Now, to what has kept us so busy. We actually went on vacation. All of us...including me! I left a cold and snowy Chicago and headed down to a warm and sunny Fort Myers, Florida!
We had a great time, I got to do lots of fun stuff and spent tons of quality time with my pal Spencer.

In order not to freak mom out and post it all in one post, we'll be posting pics throughout the week.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year! Now, I've got to get caught up on all of your blogs.

'till next time,

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