When we got to Paducah, we saw three of the waggle out for a walk -- imagine how surprised they were to see two hairy dogs with bones in their mouths!!! But once they got over their shock, they invited us in to meet the rest of the waggle and their Servant.
We could only stay a short while with the whippets and their Servant because -- guess what? -- if we're away too long we're afraid Mom will find an airedale -- or two -- to take our place since she's been looking wistfully at all our airedale pals.
But while we're on our way home, we'll be thinking about Jackson and hoping his test today has positive results.
Two foot loose and fancy free foxies! What fun!!
Hi Mom!! Hi Dogdad!! We'll be home before you can say Jake Elijah and Just Harry!!
Update: A few of our pals, having seen us in Mayemphis and Paducah with bone in mouth, subtly suggested that we may have forgotten to paw off the bones during the relay. For sure, giving up a bone is not something that a dog does lightly, so it is to all our credit -- under Lenny's fabulous guidance of course -- that the relay around the world went so smoothly. Let me reassure you though that what you are seeing in our visits to Gussie and Teka in Mayemphis and to the whippets in Paducah are Commemorative Bones not the real ones from the bone relay. Just for the record, though, I, Jake, had no trouble passing the bone off to my little brother, Just Harry. That's the kind of mature guy I am.
He, on the other paw, after running all the way from South Florida to Kansas, kind of thought it was HIS bone and teased poor little Deetzy with it for awhile. But then he pawed it over so the relay could continue. (JH still has a lot of puppy in him, as you may have figured out.)