Wow! What a last 24 hrs!
First thing that happened was that our parents did not come home for dinner but one of our favorite pet sitters, A, did come by to feed us.
Now, this didn’t come as a surprise to me because I remembered that Mom said that they had other plans for the evening but Sammy either forgot or (more likely) wasn’t listening because he was totally shocked to see her again and get dinner so early. I should start by saying that in the morning we got a bit confused when Mom filled up our food bowls right after we finished our breakfast. When she did it we did one of our patented head tilts in unison. She quickly put our bowls on the counter and distracted us with the now classic ruse “where’s Dad” – and I must confess we once again fell for it…not that I am blaming us because finding Dad is always a fun adventure. After Miss A left we were on our own until after 11PM! And when our parents finally did arrive home and tried to convince us to go outside there was a blizzard of monumental proportions…well at least there were a couple of inches of snow on the ground and it was blowing like mad.
All was pretty much as normal until the morning…and yes that does include an instance or two of my “Cecilia” personality coming out. Then in the morning, things got a little interesting again. First of all, although Mom fed us like normal…and not like yesterday since she didn’t make an extra bowl…but then Dad got up and started shoveling while Mom was in the basement sweating up a storm (not that I saw this but human sweat is so easy to pick up on the air streams – especially in our house). Anyhow, after Dad opened the curtains so we could watch him, he went outside and shoveled our driveway. Lucky for him Neighbor Steve had already snow-blowed the sidewalks. After he did that he took us for a walk around the short block which was a big relief to my bro Sammy since he didn’t get his evening walk on account of the ‘rents being away.
Then things got real weird.
Instead of going in our crates and them leaving for work we got to go with them. I was thinking: “must be take your daughter to work day.” But the route we took was very similar to how we go to Dave the dog guy – or as most probably know his shop “Canine Coiffures.” Sammy was convinced that was where we were going once we turned onto Park Street but then we turned into a medical complex and Mom got out. I was ready to follow her but she shut the door before I could get out! Of course I just rolled with this change in routine and jumped over the gate that is supposed to keep us in the back seat and took over the shotgun position – after all, it was empty…and off we went.
Now Sammy was sure we were going to Dave’s but we went flying right past it going a good 25 MPH or so and continued on for a mile or two where Dad decided to take a left and sit in traffic. If he had asked me I would have said: “Dude! No traffic if you go straight.” But then I would have missed out on one of the best treats I could ever imagine. Apparently the bumper to bumper traffic was to get coffee and coffee cake at this place called Starbucks. Now we have been to similar stores before with the same name and logo but never at this particular location. After Dad ordered the coffee for Mom and the coffee cake for him we got up to the window and because I had taken the initiative to sit in the front seat the barista dude was like: “you want a puppy shot”. Dad looked at him with his own classic head tilt and the guy said: “Seriously. It is something we do here. It is a little shot of whipped cream. You’ll laugh when you see how she reacts to it.” I’m thinking, “Yep. All mine. Rewards for being forward thinking and getting in the front seat.” Then the guy asks what kind of dog I am and Dad says: “Oh just a mutt.” WHAT THE $*@&”. A Mutt???? I was on the verge of getting mad when the dude handed Dad a bit of something that smelled pretty good. The guy handing it to the barista dude said: “Hey, dude guy (I must admit he had a name but I can’t recall what it was – beg my pardon…if you smelled what I did you wouldn’t pay attention either) did you just make another friend?” The answer is an obvious YES but then again what good is it to make a friend that doesn’t even remember your name…just asking. Then Dad handed over the shot of whipped cream and…lo and behold, Sammy popped up from the back seat and helped himself to a lick or two of MY treat. Dad then had to set down the shot (out of our reach) to make way for the other caffeine addicts and off we went again. When we arrived at Dave’s shop we got to share the rest of my shot. If you think a picture is worth a thousand words tell me what you think this (unedited) video is worth!
Unfortunately when we finally arrived at the CC they were still not open. So Dad thought why not go for a little walk. Talk about a bad idea…not from our perspective, I mean there were good smells, plenty of places to pee…but Dad didn’t last long due to the high winds and low temps. You would think being a southern girl caught without her coat that I would want to get back in the car…and boy do I always like getting in the car…but I was a bit disappointed we went back in when we didn’t end up heading home again. Did I ever mention I am a bit jealous of Dave the dog guy? No not jealous really but mad. Why does Sammy love him so much when I am right next to him????
The rest of the day was petty much the normal for a day at the spa. We eventually got home and Dad was “making” dinner again which of course meant the fan over the oven was on and I had to go upstairs…I mean after mugging both the ‘rents once Dave let us out of the van and we ran inside.
Did I mention we look awesome! My parents also said we smell great but all I smell is soap…not our good natural odor that we work so hard to obtain. But if it makes them happy…