Wednesday, July 8, 2009

A Western Round-Up




My Mom and Dad stopped at a small town to get fresh cherries and saw this little Rodeo going on. I saw my first cows and horses and boy were they big. I would have liked to play with the cows, but my Mom had me on a tight leash.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

I vote for hotels over camping



I tried camping at first on this trip, but it got pretty cold the first night and then it was too hot. I convinced my folks that I'd be more comfortable in hotels so we mostly stayed in those. I loved it because I got to sleep in the bed with them.

My Dad's Family




Later in the trip I got to meet family from my Dad's side. My Grandma Jary and Grandpa Dale are really fun. I loved jumping into bed with Grandma, but I didn't get to stay too long. My cousin Lucas came to Grandma's to visit me. He was really sweet. I also got to hang with my cousin Trevor and even went to his baseball game. Gheez, he's really a good player and made lots of hits. I hope I get to come back here. That's me in the chair having coffee with my Papa at the local coffee shop in the morning.

Yellowstone National Park





I did wake up a bit at Yellowstone . . . how could you not . . . there were big Bison staring you in the face. My Mom and Dad also saw wolves and grizzly bears. I stayed in the car for that! I did get out to look at the pretty wildflowers.

Playing with my cousins and uncle




The best part of our trip was visiting my uncle and cousins. My Uncle Max didn't really know what to do with me at first, but we became fast pals. He and I played tug a lot. I usually won. It was also great to meet my Grandma. Apparently she saw me as a puppy, but I didn't remember it. She was wonderful to me and gave me treats and lots of attention. Sometimes my cousin Fred came over to Grandma's. It was fun having him there even if he didn't play a whole lot. He was cute, but he did drool a lot! Of course, he is a Basset and that is expected. Frenchies are a little more refined.

I also loved my cousins Ace and Kona - they lived on a lot of acreage so we got to run a lot. My people cousins were really special too. They carried me around and gave me lots of loves. My Aunt Jill thought I was pretty cute which made me feel good. I really loved it at their house and was treated like a Prince.

I also got to play with Ziggy. He is a very big golden-doodle who I had great fun with. My mom and his mom were friends from way back in high school. I'll post a picture of him when we get it from Dana. (My mom forget her camera that day.)

Car Ride






I love going anywhere with my Mom and Dad, but I didn't realize I'd be riding in a car for days on this trip! The rocking of the car puts me to sleep pretty easily so I missed all the sites. I can pretty much sleep anywhere as you can tell as long as I have enough space to sprawl.