Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Angel Jake at the RBC (Rainbow Broadcasting Corporation)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

A memorable Memorial Day weekend

So as not to bury the headline, let it be known that we Barkalot Boyz are now UNCLES! A sweet baby girl, Olivia Carolyn, was born to our human brother and sister-in-law on May 7. As the new parents and baby girl live in Tennessee, our mom and dad -- the newly minted first-time GRANDPARENTS -- decided to fly there over the Memorial Day weekend. And as we are sadly two rumps too big to fit in plane carriers, we could only send our surrogates, Flat Jake and Flat Just Harry, with them.

According to our flat selves, Miss Olivia is one adorable human pup. The new grandparents were kind of awe struck too and couldn't get enough of holding her. Her parents, sleep-deprived like all new parents, are living in a kind of dream world, tending to Miss Olivia's every need.
Marcy, the beagle mix, and Mistletoe, sister to Holly who played it scarce, as well as Huxley, were still trying to figure out what this new creature was all about. And Marcy wanted to know who these poor imitations of our full wirey selves were, since we had met her in pawson a few years ago.

After a lovely visit in Tennessee -- with an overnight in the Madison room of a bed and breakfast -- the folks and our flat selves drove to St. Louis for our grandma's 90th birthday. So there they were at two sides of the life cycle: 17 days and 90 years! It was thrilling for everyone.

And of course, mom and dad went to see the Cardinals play the Phillies. They weren't too happy at the outcome -- a shutout -- but it's always exciting to be in Busch Stadium and see the stands filled with red-clad fans!
Where were we, while all this was going on? Barking our heads off at our favorite boarding spot. But now we're home and looking forward to Christmas when the word is that we may -- just may - get to see everyone in person.

Uncle Jake and Uncle Just Harry


Gus said...

WoooooHooo Barkies...we think Miss Olivia is doing a great job of holding up the family tradition of being bright and bootiful!

We hope you get to see her in pawson at Christmas time. Happy Barkday to your grandmother, and many congratulations to your DogDad and DogMom.

Hope if you go to St. Loulis about the same time we do, we can maybe have a meetup. Our trainer has helped us understand that not all other dogs are meal tickets, so maybe we would behave.

Gus n Teka

Asta said...

Dawling Jake and Just Hawwy
You must be the pwoudest unkels in the wowld. That. Sweet bootiful Olivia is exquisite. All the two and fouw legged family must be buwsting wif joy...mommi can't imagine how wondewful it must feel to hold that pwshoos little bundle of soft hooman life. Yoow Gwamma looks like she's close to Mommi's age..cewtainly not 90

Congwatoolations fow all the wondewful happenings(sowwy about the cawds), but except fow you having to go as yoow flat selves, I can't think of a mowe pawfect weekend
Smoochie kisses and congwatoolatowy love
Asta and Mommi and Daddi too

TwoSpecialWires said...

Oh our dogness! Oh our dogness! We'd been hearing' OurMoma talk about BabyOlivia ... she kept saying she wanted to see more pictures. And now she got to see them. And WE get to see them, too, 'cause she told NinaGirl about them and she's gonna get us to your blog. You know what that'll mean, dont'cha/ Lots of oohs and aw's coming from Colorado (Did you hear them, already, from north Florida?) Someday maybe we will be an aunt and uncle, too. (Though OurMoma says to not rush things too much ... but it's hard!)

She's so beautiful. And everyone looks so happy!!! We KNOW you are looking forward to Christmas! (So are we. Hint. Hint.)

Fergi and JakeUpNorthFlorida

Ina in Alaska said...

Congratulations on the gorgeous new baby! She is beautiful!!

Great and happy post, just loved every bit of your news!

Molly the Airedale said...

Congratulations to the parents and grandparents and to you two uncles! Olivia is so beautiful!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh MY!!! boyz are UNCLES???!!! (Lacie thinks about the two rumps too big comment and snorts in an unladylike fashion.....)

Oh where do we even start....we shall follow good EAT A CAT and begin with age first....your Grandma is perfectly bootiful....what a remarkable achievement...she looks amazing!!

And as for Miss Olivia....oh, did you ever get some good pictures for her being all of 17 days old....she is very expressive and quite georgous!! Did your flat selves behave? Drool??? BARK?

We know your Peeps had the best time ever. Mumsie said each time she sees Miss Elliison, she has to readjust as to how to hold her!! Now I sent a friend request to her hooman bruvver on FB so we can see the pix there....

Kisses to all!!!


Lacie and her stoopid brothers

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Oh, so very sweet indeed!!! Congrat on the new human pup - she is just adorable. Mom says she totally understands how awestruck your Mom and Dad were - she has been there six times over:) And Grandma looks wonderful for 90 young years.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Barbara said...

What a beautiful baby!! Congratulations!

Lorenza said...

Congratulations to all of you!
Baby Olivia is adorable!
Kisses and hugs

WFT Nobby said...

Huge congrats Uncles Jake and Harry! And to the rest of the family of course!

WFT Nobby said...

Huge congrats Uncles Jake and Harry! And to the rest of the family of course!

Misadventures of Widowhood said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family! What a nice surprise, coming here and learning that news.

Thank you so much for checking up on me over Memorial Day. I am deeply appreciative.

Levi's mom

Julie said...

Congratulations on a beautiful new baby and a lovely family.


Why Jake we think she has your eyes and JH's nose. BOL.

Pawsome looking baby.

Essex & Sherman

Dexter said...

Belated congratulations on that impossibly tiny little human pup. My goodness! Well, by Christmas she will be much bigger (but, sadly, still not housebroken I fear).


Molly the Airedale said...

We're checking for word veri.
Yup, you have it on your bloggie.

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Agatha and Archie said...

BOYS sorry we are so late! Listen CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL !! She is adorable and wait till she gets a little bigger They drop food ALL THE TIME and it is a doggy jackpot..She is quite adorable. PL2 says to tell your PL she is not really wathching a lot of baseball as for the first time in her life SHE HATES THIS TEAM.... whew strong words PL.. She says they are spoiled and self centered and big babies.. so there...... Ah well A squillion kisses dear pals!! Love A+A

Kess And Her Mama said...

It's a brilliant idea to send your flat selves when your real selves can't make it. At the rate time is flying, Christmas will be here in no time at all and your real selves will get to meet baby Olivia, who is a real beauty :-)