September 2, 2013


We were all excited to get to go on vacation with Guardian. She said we were going to some mountains and staying in Heaven. Wow!

We settled into our crate and three days later we got there....well really only 4 hours Guardian said. But have you ever traveled in a small enclosed place?  Time just doesn’t work the same way there. We did get one pee break, and we delighted in some new smells at that stop. That was good. Time was short, but normal there.

We finally got to Heaven.  Is this really what Heaven looks like?!  Looked like a small, old house to us.  With tall, tall trees all around. 

Guardian’s sister was there, too, which was nice...although I don’t think she really liked dogs all that much.  Oh well, we still liked her!

We did have a back yard we could run around in. But every time we went out, our paws got so muddy that Guardian spent a lot of time cleaning them.  That is NOT fun!
...and there was some kind of tub that was HUGE and covered and full of hot water on the deck.  A tub outside???
We never checked it out, nor did the humans. We only like our inside tub at home.

 This is what the road looked like.  We took a couple of walks, but Guardian wouldn’t let us get into the weeds along the road--she got really ticked off about maybe there were ticks there.  There was like NO ONE around except the trees and bugs and rain.

We got to go to a winery that liked dogs...
Pretty green hills at the winery
But we spent a lot of our days either sleeping while the people went out.  Or, sniffing in the backyard when they were home.

Gus: At home we always go out with our collars and leashes.  It’s the law.  But in this lawless place, I was confused.  Guardian walked out with us, but we had no collars, no leash.  I stayed on the deck at first and  thought maybe I was in jail.
Am I in jail?
These steps were weird.

Am I supposed to stay here?

Jazz: Silly pug...there’s a fence around the yard.  The fence is our collar and leash. I grew up with a big, fenced in backyard.  Try it, you’ll love running around and sniffing without Guardian tugging us away from some delicious smell!
 Gus: I hate to admit it, but she was right!

Jazz: Of course I’m right!

Our favorite spot, though, was on the sofa inside while Guardian and her sister watched TV.  It was just like we do with Guardian at home.  We’re not rough and ready dogs, like Labs or Beagles. Strictly sofa sluts!
There was a little excitement inside.  One night, the humans freaked out about this:

Especially when they saw this every morning:
 They couldn’t wait to get away from the wildness that snuck inside that little old house in the woods.

So, when our time was up, we all packed up and went home.  Guardian’s sister lives 4 hours away in a different place.  We never stopped on the 4 hours on our way home.  And when we got home, here’s what we did.  For 4......hours....straight....