Now that it's started to thaw a bit, we've gone into the photos from our holiday road trip and, as promised, will be providing a series of vignettes.
The first one is called COUCH PAW TA TOES...
Here am I on our first stop in Orlando -- wondering what's happened and why my bowl of food isn't in the right place -- or even if it is my food.A few days later, we found ourselves in a cabin in Monteagle Tennessee, where we got the first suggestion that we were not in Florida anymore. It had rained a cold rain the whole time we were on the road and we were wet and hungry -- and I was still wondering why my bowl of food was not in the right place. (Mom's note: when we travel, it takes a few days for Jakey to accept that the food in his bowl is the same food that he gets at home, and is in the same bowl. The addition of pumpkin somehow overcomes his reluctance to eat -- but it takes a bit of patience.)
Once we got to Grandma's in St.Loulis, things seemed to fall into place. We found our spots on the couch -- in between walks in the increasingly frigid weather (subject of a future vignette).
After Christmas, when we stopped at our human brother's house in Athens, Georgia, we discovered that our cousin Marcy, a beagle/perhaps pointer mix, shared our love of couch curling.
And...Ah, but what is this????? Whippets? Paws akimbo on a couch? Dogdad took this photo of a photo at the AKC Dog Museum -- as a surprise for the waggle.
A few days ago, Moose, who also has been bearing up with the unexpected chill here in sunny Florida, and has reported that he too was aware of falling iguanas, honored us with the Superior Scribbler Award. We tracked the award down to its source, and found that it has an unusual history. We'll describe that in a few days, along with the rules, but in the meantime, we wanted to thank Moose for this flattering, much appreciated, award.