Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Another HOT day

So I convinced Deb to take me to K-State today. I got to see a Buddy (who was also a FOJ) off, as he's retiring. I'll miss him at school!

When we left to come home, I told Deb that the car was due for an oil change (I noticed the sticker on the windshield) and TBG would be proud of me taking care of that maintenance item for him. Anywho, we stopped at the oil change place and I got to watch as they serviced the blue bomb. I thought their decor suited me to a "T".

We made it home and TBG decided we needed to go to the grocery...Wahooooo!! I get to see my CG peeps!
Got to the grocery and my BFF was working. We had some good scratch'n and talked about Monseigneur Ansel, graduating.

As we walked down the isles, I spied Deb's favorite summertime snack...

I got your back Sister!

We met a few more folks and talked about me (which I love). Finally made it through the checkout and headed back home. I will say, walking out of the cool store to the outside furnace was not the most pleasant experience. I think I may need to go back to the lake, wink...wink!


Just received this pic from last night. We stopped by the Morris County Farmers Market last night and one of my good friends from the bank took this pic of me and TBG.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Now for some real fun!!

I noticed this on the wall and decided it was a perfect time to hit the lake.

Here's some shots of me at the lake. All my PIT's are on notice...I'm ready for you guys!

Here's a short video of the action

after an hour, I'm DONE!

It's time for some serious Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz's

I'm Just a Tramp!

I was so looking forward to Thursday, as it was the third one of the month, which means--that's right! It was CCI Meeting Time!

All of my buds and I got together before the meeting for a little training. We were able to practice remaining confident on an unstable surface. We all mastered this challenge quite well.

Orella was our fearless leader

Feldon and his humans test the 'waters'

Sure you can do a backflip, TBG...I believe you, right?

Even Little Debbie got into the act
This human just has a knack for taking cute puppy pictures...

...Remember this one of Lassiter from October 2010?

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Washunga Days!

My buds from KC came all the way to little ole Council Grove to walk in the Washunga Days Parade on Saturday. It was a little rainy at first, but cleared up before 10am when the festivities actually got under way. We were really close to the front, so we didn't have a lot of stops to show off our mad skills...although, I did have a few Carver-fans who clapped for me and my friends when we trotted by. I think that Little Debbie just stole the show, however; she is such a cutie!

After the parade, we walked back to the Mexican restaurant and us pups got to cool off and catch a few zzz's. Then the KC contingent packed up and SWMBO and I went to the Dollar store for a few items. SWMBO and I had planned to go back to town in time for the Kan-Ducky Derby, but we were both hot and tired and figured they could call us if we won (we are still waiting for that message; oh well!).

See below for a few fun pics!

Whatever those are....they're big!

Aren't they smart in their uniforms?
Me and Little Debbie goofing off.
I told you she was cute!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Excellent Adventures of Carver...Reality Choice #2

Friday, May 11
TBG delivered me to two of my favorite puppy raisers at their work this morning. He unloaded all my gear into Aunt Linder's car and then away he went. Not even a kiss for my sweet little head! It appears I will be spending quite a bit of time at MetLife.  I've seen lots of little Snoopy's but no one will let me play with them. Of course, I'm  being an excellent boy and Monday I will pose for my official ID badge. TBG also reminded me to call SWMBO on Sunday so she'll know I'm okay and am being good!

Friday night......
Just met Divot.  What a hoot!  We had a great time playing in her backyard. Got to meet her neighbors. I think they're dogs but I'm not sure......they sure weren't very friendly.  The THREE of them might weigh 30 pounds. Brother!   Wasn't happy where Aunt Linder wanted me to sleep Friday night so she told me to move to her side of the bed.....ON THE FLOOR OF COURSE! It was much better.....could see her all night.

Aunt Linder and Aunt Debbie had to move Debbie's Mom so they were pretty busy but they remembered I needed to go outside. It didn't take all day on Saturday so got to spend some more time with Divot in the back. We ran and played ball and got a drink and went hurry and ran and played ball...you get the idea. Sunday went back to Grammy Mammy (Debbie's Mom)....at least that's what I'm  calling her.  Just about got her settled in. Again spent the afternoon on a beautiful day with my pal Divot.  Aunt Linder said she has to get busy packing. guess she's going somewhere. I hope I get to stay here with Divot.

Pretty  calm days. Hanging out with A.L. (Aunt Linder) at work then spending my evenings with Ms Divot.  She's pretty fun but likes to spend most of her evenings gazing at the garden next door and the neighbors whom she loves.

Wednesday, May 16
Holy Smokes.......doesn't anyone ever sleep in. This morning A.L. had us all up very, very early.  We all got in the car and went to Aunt Debbie's. Lo and behold there  was my pal Feldon and his friend Leitner.  At 5:30 am let me just say there was a lot of dog action. 

And next, my Aunt Marty  (of cookie fame) shows up!!! WOW!!! We all visited a little bit  while A.L. fooled around with her car and then Aunt Debbie starts hugging everyone.....even me.....and helped get Feldon and me in the car with Aunt Marty.  Maybe we're going to MetLife. Maybe we're going to Council Grove. Not sure.

Later the same day.
Good grief .....we just keep driving and driving and driving. Occasionally, we'd stop and get a drink and use the "facilities". Aunt Marty  keeps taking pics of Feldon and me. I think she'd rather  be in the back with us. We're having much more fun than A.L.

We stopped in Florissant, MO and the ladies got some coffee  and a little snack. Us boys, got to lay on the cool floor, get a drink and check out the grass! Pretty good stop, I'd say. Kept on truckin' until we got to Terre Haute, IN. About an hour later, our friends, Charon, Orella, Debbie, Sandy, Clark and Aunt Sally arrived.  WEE HOO......we're gonna have some fun now. They have an outdoor grassy area where we could all run and run and run. Silly Debbie tries  to keep up but I'm  very hard to catch. I designated myself the leader of the pack. Those black dogs had to keep stopping to lay in the shade. WIMPS!!!  The humans went to eat at some pie place while the rest of us took a nap. Feldon is like a commando dog. A.L. puts him in one place and he starts scooting to whoever he wants to visit with. Aunt Marty (hereafter called A.M.) had me by her and I just took a snooze. Back to the hotel, humans had pie and then it was time to sleep. Met everyone in the breakfast  room on Thursday morning.......! I had room service. Not feeling very well.......not sure what's going on but hope we get to where we're going soon.

We have finally arrived in Ohio. Went to lunch at the Cracker Barrel and then checked into ANOTHER hotel.  Still not feeling great but I like playing with Feldon. A.L. has called SWMBO and TBG to tell them about my restroom issues. Brother!   A.L. and I went for another short ride.  Now I'm in the stinking hospital. Some nice lady (or so I thought) came in the room and had the nerve to stick a big Q-tip up my butt.   What's wrong with these people. That area wasn't feeling great anyway and then she does that.  Well, it appears I'll have to spend the night....they want to get some fluids and meds in me and make sure I'm getting better. I hated to see A.L. leave me but these folks seems pretty nice.

I have no idea what everyone is doing, but this is Ansel's big day and I guess I'm going to miss it!  Putnam and Pluto are graduating also. Hope someone takes notes and tells me about it. A.L. talked to the doctor Friday afternoon and they want to keep me for another night.  YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING!!!  I didn't come to Ohio to stay in the hospital. I could have done that back in Council Grove with my good friend, Mona.

YAHOO!  They're springing me at last.  A.L., A.M., Aunt Sally and my good pal Feldon all met at the "joint". Boy, was I happy to see some folks I know. Well, as luck would have it.....Feldon and I took a little stroll outside, grabbed a beverage and in the car we go. BACK TO KANSAS CITY!  What's wrong with these people? I barely got to see Columbus. We stopped pretty often so I could have a drink and hurry  and then we arrived in Florissant  again. No coffee this  time but we went to a great Italian place for dinner.  Then A.L. and A.M. took Feldon and for a long, long walk. Felt good to stretch our legs.

Up and at em again! Grabbed some breakfast (for everybody) and in the car once again. Today was a relatively short  ride.  Stopped by Aunt Debbie's....played with Leitner  and Divot and then I got to go to my temporary  home. It was nice to be off lead and just roam around Divot's backyard.  Had a good dinner and a great  nap on the carpet  instead of in the car.  Happy to be home!

Monday  May 21
Back to the old grind again. Went to work with A.L. and I'm enjoying sleeping on my little gray mat.

Thursday May 31
Been pretty quiet since we got back to KC. Been going to work with A.L. and hanging with the Divo-nator  in the evening. Feeling great and have had no more "ugly" episodes. A.L. called Dr Mona and told her what I had been through and she said it sounded like I was doing just  fine.

Feldon, Aunt Debbie, A.L. and went to visit two 5 year old boys. Everyone let us all out back for awhile but Feldon and I were more interested in each other there.  Back in the house and we got to hang out with all the little guys' toys. It was a very fun time and A.L. took a few photos.

Sunday, May 27
Leitner, Feldon and I went to Aunt Sally's. WEE HOO....it was a birthday party for Aunt Charon. There were 9 pups/dogs and 1 puppy (Kindy). She's cute but she had to stay in an x-pen or we would have trampled her.  We had a great, great.....did I say GREAT time? Toward the end of our stay we all put on birthday  hats and had our photo taken with Aunt Charon. She thought that  was pretty special. We all loaded up in the car and two blocks later we were all sound asleep. Feldon couldn't even go to work on Tuesday.......he was still tired.  Not me....back to work I went.

Tuesday night, May 29 
A.L., Aunt Debbie, Leitner and went to visit Aunt Debbie's Mom. We call her Mammy. We met her in the lobby and got to visit with her and some of her friends.  They thought I was awfully cute.  What can I say? I  AM!

I have one slight confession.......... I lost my mind at work yesterday and when A.L. was busy pecking away at her computer, I started chewing on my leash. Needless to say, the two of us had a very serious conversation. However, today I am the proud owner of a new leash that  is just beautiful.  A.L. feels really bad. It's still usable just not as pristine as it used to be.

I hope you guys get  back soon..........I'm anxious to be out in the country and checking on those cows.  A.L. still  hasn't got any for her  backyard.   Just those silly little dogs next  door.
I miss you, I hope you had a good time, I can't wait to see you. Hugs and hugs and hugs......
Your not so good traveling  pooch...............Carver

What Is With Aunt Linder's Hair?

The Excellent Adventures of Carver...Reality Choice #1

Friday, May 18
Finally! My vacation from TBG and SWMBO and all things assistance-dog-in-training has arrived. Here I am in the airplane on my way to Greece.

Saturday, May 19
Arrived in Athens and went for a walk to get oriented to the city. I also walked by the Old Stadium. Greeks' definition of "old" is quite different from mine! Sadly, I couldn't find a cutie pie to take my photo for me. I almost did a self-portrait like Ansel used to...

Sunday, May 20
I did some more sightseeing. I stopped at the Roman Baths and the Temple of Zeus. Awe-inspiring!

Monday, May 21
I thought about attending a conference that was occurring at my hotel...but...decided to go to the Acropolis instead. Here I am at one of the buildings, but sadly, my tour guides were so excited to be at the Parthenon that they never bothered to get a photo of me. But I was there; really!

Wednesday, May 23
I hopped on a boat tour to three of the islands. I think my tour guide had a sense of humor with this photo. What do you think?

Thursday, May 24
I took a trip to Delphi, and I can't say enough about what a great experience this was...here are some views from the Temple of Apollo.

Friday, May 25
I hopped a flight to the Island of Samos. Paradise doesn't quite describe it! And a few neighbors welcomed me with some Ouzo!

Saturday, May 26
Here I am, relaxing at the seaside...ahh! I love sand in my fur and pebbles between my toes!

Monday, May 28
I did quite a bit of hiking around the island across several days. The photos really don't do the beauty and grandeur justice at all. I really liked the seaside/mountain juxtaposition.

Tuesday, May 29
I was a little tired of hiking; what with my pads being sore from the pebble beach and all...so I hired a driver to take me all around and stop at a few historic sites. It's hard to see, but there is a big fortress in the background.

Wednesday, May 30
Time for some more relaxin'! Here is the view from the front porch of my digs in Samos!

Thursday. May 31
Time to head home! I wonder if TBG and SWMBO missed me?