Cop-out, I know. We’ll be back in full next Wednesday :-).
Hi friends. Johnnie Cash here to, just like my post title says, tell you why vacations are awesome. Not that it needs much splainin, it’s just that from my little doggy perspective a lot of things stuck out in the best way possible about last weekend.
First of all, foster mom forgot to share THIS gem yesterday from my canoeing escapades. Look at me Eeyore-ing all over the place. You would think from my ashamed-like face that I feel bad about all the mud on foster dad’s clothes, but I am secretly very excited that now we share the same belly spots! At least for this photo.
Anyway, so the number one most awesomeist thing about last weekend was the rules – or, well, lack thereof. You see, at home I have all these
stupid moronic rules to follow, including but not limited to: NOT being allowed on the furniture or the bed. Can you believe it!? Every time I try to sneak my teensie weensie body onto the human bed, I realize my efforts are fruitless and I give up and retreat to my dog bed. It is just such a hard life. Well, to my absolute *DELIGHT*, foster dad gave me the “if you try it I won’t stop you” face when we were all hanging out by the couch on the first afternoon. I had just woken up from an epic nap in the deck’s sunspot, and apparently there is something about my ultra-sleepy face that is oh so irresistible because foster dad let me right up when I put my precious little paws on the couch. I knew the deal would be sealed when I curled up into a little ball beside him. Foster mom of course immediately gave foster dad the “you did something bad” eyes that I seem to get a lot every once in a while, and when his response was, “How can you expect me to say no to this?!” I knew I had played my cards right.
Because everyone was in an extra happy mood all weekend and because I worked my cute magic on them, the same thing happened on Sunday morning, but this time with the bed! Wahoooo! I have been waiting soooo long to snuggle with foster mom and dad in their human bed, but they always grumble about dog hair and not enough space. Boo on them. But Sunday morning my dream came true! Not only was I allowed, they actually put me there. I was in doggy heaven. The dream was short lived because we had to pack up, but I savored my time in that bed and have been thinking about it ever since.
I have actually rewarded foster mom and dad for letting me on the couch and bed during vacation by not trying to ignore the rules that still stand in my normal foster home. Luckily I have not thought that on-the-bed dog on vacation translates to on-the-bed dog at home. I am one smart pooch, training them to let me get what I want.
So the other fun things about vacation are basically just a lot of time with my foster parents. They usually have these crazy busy lives where they’re always running around and sometimes I get to get and sometimes I don’t. Not like I mind, because I absolutely LOVE spending time with my foster Gs, but it was nice to spend some quality time with these humans, just us three.
On Saturday evening, one thing we all did together was go watch the sunset. Foster mom has this weird obsession with sunsets, and it just so happens that Shenandoah National Park has some pretty impressive ones. We trekked up the mountain (okay, we drove) and posted up on this rock that had the absolute perfect view. The humans brought a blanket and since I was shivering from the cold they made me join them in the blanket. I was sort of a brat because I would say “I want to come in” and then two seconds later say “Wait, I want to get out!” and then try to come back in again (I just like to keep them guessing, duh). But it was an awesome foster family outing nonetheless.
What this trip made me really want was a family of my own. I love my foster family and they love me, but they just can’t keep me. I want to find people who will love me like they do and take me on fun adventures and make sure I keep learning to be the best dog I can be (especially if that learning keeps involving sting cheese). I want humans to call my FUREVER family. I am being very patient, especially since living with these guys is so much fun, but I can’t help but wonder who is out there for me. Are you my perfect family?
To add Johnnie Cash to your family, check out her Adopt Me page.
WordPress was delightful and made me a whole 2012 report, full of viewer, comment and search stats. It turns out we’ve got readers from over one hundred countries, which absolutely blew my mind. First of all, hello to anyone reading from outside the United States, and thanks for stopping by!
The summary of different countries got me thinking about my trip to Greece I took in college. It was a study abroad trip, and we visited Athens, Delphi, Nafplio, Olympia and Mykonos. I took thousands of photos, and made it a point to capture pictures of as many dogs, cats and other animals as I could. I thought you might enjoy seeing some of the critters I saw and met while I was over there. Some of them are hard to spot, so look close! It was crazy how many free roaming animals we would find at different historic sites.
Those pictures sure do make me miss it!
Happy Friday, everyone!
Nothing better than a gorgeous evening outside, with your [foster] dog, under a sunset.
Otis seems to agree:
How do you guys like to spend your summer nights with your pups?
For more information on adopting Honey Bunches of Otis, go to his Adopt Me page to learn more about him and how to get in touch.