Thursday, May 28, 2009

Dogs on Thursday

I'm back...well, actually I've been back from vacation I just haven't taken the time to post. Again I seem to be finding it hard to find time to do everything. My little garden plot is growing...Rudy is in obedience school, so we spend lots of time on "homework"--yes, he has homework!...I've increased my running mileage...and simply decompressing after an agonizing day at work!

If I didn't post about it before we left for a camping trip last Wed-Sun...and boy did we ever need it. The weather couldn't have been more perfect. An added surprise was the chance to meet one of my "BlogBuddies"! Chan and I have been commenting on each others blog and emailing each other for a few years now, Hubby and I have often passed by Charlottesville and even been in town to visit Son#2 but never enough time to "get together". Well, it finally happened, she brought along her "furgirls" (as requested) and they were such a hoot! She is EXACTLY as she comes across on her blog, and in her emails...a true sweetheart of a gal!
Even brought gifts for me & Rudy! (Rudy says, "Thank you Auntie Chan"!) The "kids" had a great time playing, so much so that they all "passed out" upon leaving! Rudy found out exactly what a "calm" Bassett Hound is all about...I know when he saw those droopy ears he was thinking "oh, geez--oh,'s gonna hurt!" But he found out that there IS a calm, ladylike Bassett out there, unlike his Aunt Ellie (aka Demon Girl). If you want the see the atypical picture of me with my mouth wide open check out her post of our meeting.

Rudy, of course, had a great time camping...even his buddy Milo came by for a visit.

He pretended to be Rin-Tin-Tin Rudy!

This was in fact his favorite place to be, we sat sort of on a knoll so he was able to see all the "comings & goings" of everyone, including every pup that came by.

And enjoyed a nice campfire.

He met lots of new friends, many-many Shih Tzu's...Zoe, Roscoe, Reily, Chloe and Bandit. Oh...and though I didn't get a picture of him Tony Romo was camped across from us! He did have a cute little blond with him, but it wasn't Jessica! I'm pullin' your leg but his name was really Tony Romo...he was a 5 month old English Bulldog! Hilarious, he loved coming to visit Rudy and getting me to rub his belly.

I got lots of reading & spinning done but no knitting...yes, you heard me right I didn't knit one single stitch! But I did finish The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks in 2 days, a perfect read for Memorial Day weekend and finished spinning up my ScoutJ fiber from last year. Now I'm trying to decide which of my stash fibers to start spinning next.
Why did it take me so long to finish the word--Rudy! When he came to live with us I hadn't pulled out my wheel at all. So I decided to see what his reaction would be before leaving for our trip.


It was so funny, he smelled...watched and stuck his nose in the spokes as it was turning -- thump-thump-thump on the nose!

Okay, I think I've gone on long enough with this post...I'll show pics of Friday of my FO spinning!

Keep on Knittin' & Spinnin'!!!


momsue84 said...

So glad you had such a wonderful vacation, and that two of my favorite long time blog pals could get together. Wonderful pics of Rudy and the FurGirls. Sounds like everyone had a great time camping. Hope this kicks off a terrific summer for you.

Channon said...

Auntie 'Nita is going to HOWL when she reads that Sissy was ladylike...

We had such a good time! Can't wait to do it again.

Rudy is so cute. I'll have to remember to stage the Knight with a camera when I do get around to trying to spin with Gretchen.

Robin said...

Sounds like a good time was had by all!

knittinwolf said...

Rudy is sooo cute! You're so lucky to have met Chan...wish I wasn't on the complete opposite side of the states! I have a helper too when I funny that they are fascinated with it!

Bobbi said...

Looks like you've been having a good time...rejuvenate the soul!

Sue said...

Rudy is such a doll. I'm glad he got to meet Sissy and Gretchen. Fudge sure wishes he could meet them.

Becky said...

Ya mean to tell me you didn't get Tony Romo's pawtograph?

Dani said...

It looks like it was a really fun trip Robin! I think I need a camping weekend away.

Anita said...

I think that's the first time I've ever heard the Sissymonster being called "ladylike"! If she is lady-like those other little basset puppies must be on crack. LOL I love me some Sissy though! Such personality. I told Chan that I aspire to "be" Sissy. :) That love of life & everything in it, the energy & total abondon... sure wish I could be like that.

Tony Romo huh? LOL Looks as if Rudy loves camping as much as his mom & dad. Glad you guys had a good vacation!!

Bubblesknits said...

ROTFL @ Anita's comment. :-)

Love all the pics.

Knitter in an Urban Zoo said...

How fun! Rudy is adorable. Absolutely adorable.