Monday, April 19, 2010

Petey's Vacation

John & I went to Ft. Walton last week. He was presenting a paper at a conference in Destin. I was bumming on the beach. We thought we had Petey-care all worked out for the week, but at the last moment we had to get Mama to fill in Friday night and Saturday night. Petey loves my mother. That is saying a lot. Petey doesn't even like very many people.

We left some food, treats and his leash on the kitchen counter for her to get when she picked him up. We let her decide if she wanted to take his bed or a blanket for him for security. He was ready for her when she came over Friday. He hopped right in her car and was ready to go.

Once she left the house, she realized that she'd forgotten her sunglasses. She decided that she'd do without rather than risk upsetting Petey by going back to the house. She was afraid that he'd get out of the car and not get back in. After she'd gone about a block, she realized that she really needed her sunglasses, so she circled back around to get them.

She pulled in the driveway and Petey made no effort to get out of the car. In fact, he would not get out of the car. She went inside and got her sunglasses while Petey waited patiently for her return.

I'm not surprised that Petey loves her and going to her house. She slept in 'the big bed' so that Petey would have plenty of room to sleep with her on Friday night. Saturday night it was a little chilly so she slept in the other bed with the flannel sheets. She made room for him even in the smaller bed. He loves, loves, loves flannel sheets. He stayed in the bed all morning. She fixed a little place for him at the end of her couch similar to the one he has here. I'm surprised that Petey came home with us!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Petey and the Laundry

If you have read this blog for any length of time you know how much Petey loves the laundry room. He loves the warm laundry right out of the dryer and his treats are kept in there. Any time any one goes in there Petey is right there with them. There is always the possibility for warm clothes to burrow in or an extra treat. He can't take the chance and miss out.

Typically when I do the laundry, I sort the laundry by putting one type in the washer as I sort and the other in piles in the floor. Yesterday, I was putting the dark colors in the washer and tossing the rest in to their various piles on the floor with Petey in the midst. Petey seems to enjoy this. Even cold, smelly clothes are fun things in which to burrow. He was in a particularly playful mood, so I tossed some of the clothes directly on him. It was so much fun for both of us!!!

The laundry was progressing as usual and had just put the final load in, and decided to check out what was going on in the world via the internet. As I scooted up, my foot hit something soft under the computer table. I discovered a dirty, balled up sock.

Since Petey likes to sit under the computer table when I am sitting there, I was forced to conclude that he did it. I think that he was taking our fun with laundry to a whole new level, and I just didn't know it. We could be in for a whole new adventure, playing hide & seek with the laundry. I am going to have to make sure that I put my 'unmentionables' in first. I don't want to have to track those down throughout the house!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter from Petey

After church, I thought it would be nice to take a few pictures of Petey in the yard with our trees. They are so pretty right now that they make a great backdrop for Easter wishes.
As you can tell, I had a hard time getting Petey to look at the camera.

John came along and took a couple of shots with me & Pete.
I'm wearing John's sunglasses because he didn't want me to squint in the sun.

Anyway - Happy Easter one & all. At least that was my plan...

It was such a gorgeous day outside that I didn't want to come in right away to blog and miss it. John & I will be in Destin in a few weeks, and I need to get a little sun on my body so that I don't blind anyone from the sun reflecting off of me.

I found myself a nice sunny spot, got a book and an nice cold water to soak up some Vitamin D. John was outside too, and since it is a rule, so was Petey. He found himself a nice soft place in the grass. All was right with the world. I was in the zone - not asleep, but not really awake, just enjoying the feeling of sun on my face, before I started reading. It was great. Then I felt a tap on my arm. It startled me and I looked over and saw Petey. I asked what he needed, but he must have misunderstood and thought that I asked him to jump up because he did. He settled himself in on my nice soft tummy like this was how we always did things. I didn't make him get down because I thought he'd tire of it fairly quickly. Once again, I was wrong. He really seemed to like it there. John grabbed the camera and got this.He was only able to get one, and it isn't the greatest, but you get the idea.