Monday, October 19, 2015

On The Road Again . . .


Hey y'all!  I'm back from anudder road trip!  Dis time, me and Finley and da mommas went to da bustlin megapolis of Kerrville, Texas.  BOL BOL!  Ok, it are where James Avery are headquartered, so it are not outta da queshtun dat my momma would go there for shoppin, but we acksually went dere to see my momma's grandparents (Finley's momma's parents).  I just calls em Nana and Pawpaw, since dat are what my momma calls em.


I did a lotta dis on da way down.  It are bout a 6 hour drive, so I had bout a 6 hour nap!  And dis time I gots to sit in my momma's lap on my princess pillow.


I did some snuffin round dere backyard, but I didn't run and bounce round like I used to.  My leg are doin bout da same - it are not great, but it are not as bad as it has been.  I can balance on it to do my bizness, I can sometimes put weight on to walk, but most da time I are draggin it round or hoppin along.

Usually, I woulda been sittin wif Nana and Pawpaw and gettin lots of attenshuns from em, but I could not really hop up there to see dem.  And since dey are 86 and 87, dey can't really lift me up like my momma and Finley's pawrents can.  Momma said if I wanted some simpathees for my arhtur-eye-tis and mobilitee isshoes dat I went to da right place.  Finley went and visited Nana and Pawpaw though and got some pets from em.

My Nana are not doin very good - she has da beginnin stages of da Old Timer's disease we thinks and it are makin everybody real sad.  Pawpaw are havin to do all of da caretakin work (and he are almost 88 and has da arthur-eye-tis and all dat, so it are tuff on him too).  Dey has been married for 65 years and are best friends, seein em like dis are kinda breakin my momma's and Finley's momma's hearts.  Dey's really wonnerful peeps.  I's not tryin to get depressin here, but I just needed to say it, ok??  I knew y'all would understand.


Dis are Nana and Finley's momma.


And here are Finley's momma wif her Pawpaw.

We had a pretty good visit (my favorite part wuz da bacon I gots at Sunday breakfast!)  Da mommas is plannin on goin back in early December, dey just wish dey lived closer.


Den we headed over to Austin where I used to live.  We went to EZ's for dinner.



Finley are givin her momma a kiss, she sure iz a sweetie pie!


I got to lick a lil bit of whippy cream for my momma's milkshake!  I also got some chikken and bun from her samwich and some fries too.  I scored good!


I guess all dat work on my cute face paid off.


Den we headed up to Salado to stop for da night - I slept right up on da pillow next to my momma da whole night!  Den we headed home today.

Oh, and somebody guessed me and my momma's Howloween costumes - Lynn Delage is right and we is doing steampunk!!  Lynn, ya has won a bandana, so send me an email wif your address and da size of da neck meashurement ya wants it to be!!

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  1. Can't wait to see you steampunk!
    We are sorry your Nana is not well. Getting old can be a bummer. Glad you were able to visit some.

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  2. I'm glad you got to make that trip and see all of the family but we too are said about the Old Timers thing, as my Mom's stepmom had that and it is hard on everyone. Her Dad took care of her all by himself, because he wasn't going to let others do it. He loved her very much, and she was a great stepmom to MY mom after her mama passed away too young.

    Abby Lab

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  3. My mom's mom is too in the early stages of old timers, we feel y'all's heartache. Mom gets excited when the mailman delivers the James Very catalog. Congrats to the winners, I would have never guessed it but I had fun trying.

    Aroo to you,
    Sully

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    1. Yeah, my momma are a James Avery nutso - ya should see her charm bracelet.

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  4. How lovely to have been able to go and see and be with your Nana and Pawpaw.
    My pawppy's Mom had that, and now my uncle has it too...at age 64, it is early onset fur him...and it makes all of us so sad, too...and of course it makes growlmy worry about my pawppy...


    Woo-hoo! Someone guessed your costume!! You know, my growlmy is old fashioned (and older than the earth I think), she nevfur heard of steampunk, BOL!!

    Condogulations to your winner!

    And all of us here are pawyering, purring and thinking good thoughts for your leg to get better!

    By the way, growlmy says your Pawpaw and Nana are furry sweet looking...she sends hugs and good wishes!

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    1. Fanks. Dey's very sweet people - dey wuz very good parents to Finley's momma and pawsome grandparents to my momma.

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  5. I did my ther-a-pee dog thang... I's gud at dat. Now I gots to help Momma so's she can suck it up and be strong fur her Daddy.... she will, she's tuff.
    I luvs goin' on da road wiff you, BFF....

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    1. Me too Finn!

      Yup, are mommas is tuff. Dey's lucky dey got us to be big softies wif though.

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  6. Sounds like you had a fantabulous trip! I just loves Salado...did you get to do any shopping??

    We are sending POTP for your Nana and PawPaw. My Grandpeeps are still in Marble Falls,Texas, so we know how hard it is to be so far away...
    Hugs!
    Dory

    PeeEss..I just love my new dress!!

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    1. Glad ya like your dress!

      Da mommas didn't get to shop in Salado dis time, but dey has before. It are a lotta fun.

      We went through Marble Falls on da way down - dey has one of da best bluebonnet displays nearby in da spring.

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  7. That's sad bout yur granma lady. It is ruff gettin ol.
    Glad to hear yu bark tho, I wuz wunnerin' bout yu.

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    1. Yeah, it are tuff. Fanks for wonderin bout me Zoe. You's a good pal.

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  8. You and Nana and PawPaw need to understand that being old is a privilege that hasn't been extended to many in history. It beats the other option and you have to make the best of it.

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  9. We were on the road to this weekend.
    Hugs to your nana and pawpaw.

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  10. Hi Whitley
    Glad to hear you are getting out and about,even if in a hopalong fashion. Now that you are not doing so much running around, you will at least be available to give your Mom and Finley's Mom lots of cuddles, which we think they will need. Gail and I know all about the problems older folks have failing bodies and minds. It is not easy for anyone.
    We would never in a million years have guessed your costume.
    Toodle pip!
    Bertie.

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    1. Yup, cuddlin are definitely gonna be needed. Me and Finn are gonna be busy pups.

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  11. I send POTP to you and your Nana.... I sometimes wish we would live closer to my grandpawrents too... that's always a looooooong trip...
    You will be Steampunks? Oh boy I bet you look great and I can't wait to see ya together in your costumes :o)

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    1. Yup, we's real eggcited bout da costumes!

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  12. Dat cute face is just about as pawfect as you can get Whitley, you are adorable.
    Sending lots of luffs and hugs to your Momma and Finley's Momma, we nose how hard thingys can be dealing wiv the older peeps problems, I is warming up sum hugs fur when Mum gets back frum Aunty Peggy's
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

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    1. Yeah, being a cuddle buddy are our job right now.

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  13. That's wonderful that you got to see your Nana and Pawpaw. We understand all about the alz thingie cause our gramp has it. It's so sad. Hugs♥

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  14. Your visit to Nana and PawPaw's must have been WONDERFUL. They look like BESTEST FURENDS FUREVER.
    That was a fabulous trip all the way around... you even had super snacks and slept on your princess pillow...
    Sorry that your leggy is not cooperating with you like it SHOULD though.

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    1. Yeah, I's still waitin for it to get all better.

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  15. that was a wonderful trip even if it was tinged with a little sadness.

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  16. that looks like a nice trip but I am sorry about your leg. Ok, I never heard of "steampunk" and I am pretty darned hip if I do say so myself! BOL! Barks and licks and love, Dakota DakotasDen

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    1. Well, guess ya learn somefin new everything!!

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  17. We loves your halloweeny page, we are so glad you gots to make your trip.......we are also so sorry about your grandma....we understand.
    stella rose

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  18. We don't even know what steampunk is so we would never in a million years have guessed! We will need to look it up :) We also looked James Avery up on account we don't have them here in Vancouver. We are glad you had a nice little trip with the Mommas, Whitley.We are sad about your Grandma.Life sucks some times.

    the critters in the cottage xo

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    1. James Avery started in Texas - dey's been expandin throughout da south, but dey hasn't reached Canada yet.

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  19. Oh wow, that cute face is the BEST! No wonder you scored so much food. Your grandpawrents look like pawesome peeps. I hope they do well.

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  20. How fun! Glad you had a nice time.

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  21. Sweet! Bet you got lots of attention from that pretty lady
    Lily & Edward

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    1. Yup, I always does good wif da old peeps.

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  22. guys...we understand bout nana; N itz oh kay ta "say stuff "...coz it helpz getz de sads outta ya ~~~~~kinda sorta....ya noe ♥♥♥♥

    N speekin oh noe inn, we coulda guessed yur coz toom for a hundred bazillion & never guessed steampunk.....ya noe !!!

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    1. Well, it ain't a burd - so y'all should be happy!

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  23. It is hard when our hoomans get old fur sure. It is hard for anyone to get old! You have a princess pillow? How nice! Did you get anything at James Avery? We like their stuff!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

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    1. Nope, not dis time. Course we has a store in our town, so my momma didn't need to do her shoppin in Kerrville.

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  24. How fun!!! Love the Halloween page!!

    -Achae

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