June 25th 2014 8:23 pm
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When Mom woke the morning of June 2nd 2014 and seen the email about me being the Dog of the Week she could not believe it! She was SO SO proud! Thank you Dogster it is such an honor and we appreciate it more than you can ever imagine.
I have so many to thank but with all these "bots" taking Dogster hostage ...BIG GRRRR!!!! And all that Mom has going on ( I am her sanity BOL ) I just have not had the opportunity to personally do that. For now I will say it here.... THANK YOU ALL !!!!!!!!!!!! PLUS a big kiss to my husband Georgie ♥ I DO!
Love Merry xoxo
October 2nd 2010 9:42 am
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These last few months have been just a whirlwind of fun and adventure in my life!
Yesterday was my 3rd Birthday! What a wonderful day I had!!! Thank you to all my friends for thinking of me, sending me messages, gifts and rosettes, baking cakes.. making pictures.. and I even got a Prada bag! BOL !!! But it is not the material things ... what I am cherishing is the love and friendship...thank you all... Also.. thank you to my handsome husband George! I LOVE YOU !!!! From the beautiful pictures he made me..a diamond necklace, the breakfast in bed, a party in our group, to champagne & a toast in the evening and a rose picked from our garden with his own paw ...he made me feel so loved and special. Georgie .. I love you and will eternally.
That old saying is sure true in my life... *Time flies when you are having fun* .. The last few months have been a whirlwind for me. I may not have written but thats not because I had nothing to say ..it is because I was too busy to transfer my travel log to my diary because I was having the time of my life with Georgie!!!!
Let me backtrack a bit. In February, when Georgie and I were in Iceland, he asked me to marry him again. We began making preparations for our Vow Renewal while at the same time I was planning my real "live" trip out to see him in California!
After I returned home from California at the beginning of May..Three weeks later on May 23, 2010 .. Georgie and I renewed our vows at our Doghouse group in front of our family and friends. It was the most amazing celebration with the exception of our first wedding!!!! We both wrote our own vows and pledged our love again, eternally.
We held our vow renewal celebration in Morocco at the Casbah. George and his brother Tom purchased this beautiful castle some years before and we come here for very special events. This being one. Our guests were flown first class on our private jet to Morocco for the ceremony and reception afterwards. I have to admit something... I almost missed my own vow renewal!!!! For whatever reason I thought it was at 5pm Dogster time when it was to be at 4pm ... now with me being on E.S.T. time combined with whatever time it was then in Morocco.. it was an easy mix up..
I had spoken to George via instant message and told him I was going to grab a bite to eat..well he saw the time .. only a half hour till the ceremony.. he thought that I was cutting it a little close .. but didnt say anything..he knows how I am if I don't eat !! I finally come back and i'ts a little after 5pm... I then I told him I seen early guests arriving ??? He quickly told me I was LATE and to high-tail it over there quick!!!!! I RUN and throw on my wedding gown and rush into the back doors of the Casbah seeing all the guests sitting there waiting. I sure hope that I remembered to brush my hair and put on some lip gloss...!!!!
Then I saw George.. standing there waiting for me ..OMD how handsome!!! I was spellbound .. and then he looked over.. he saw me.. and his eyes lit up with love, I knew then by his look that all he cared about was me.. and not what I looked like... !!!! We each walked across to the center .. and then he took my paw in his as we walked up the aisle as the song Then played... This song reflects how our love has grown in the past two years....
"And now your my whole life.. now you're my whole world...I just can't believe the way I feel about you, Like a river meets the sea, stronger than it's ever been. We've come so far since that day.. And I thought I loved you then....."
The ceremony and the reception were simply perfect.
When we decided to renew our vows we had asked a couple friends to help us out. If anyone has ever thrown an event on Dogster before you know there is so much behind the scenes things that need attending to. If you are busy posting your music/food/pictures you may not have not much time to interact with your guests.. Both George and I were so appreciative for the help we received. We were able to enjoy our special day with no worries.
After our vow renewal George and I left for our 2nd honeymoon in Spain taking a short flight from Morocco to Madrid. We spent the summer touring the whole country. It was wonderful!!!! In Madrid we visited many famous sites such as the Royal Palace or Palacio Real in Madrid. We had connections so were able to spend the night here. And even though it was off limits, we even snuck into the throne room!!!I thought George was going to faint when I made him sit on the throne and put on the king crown!!! We also attended a flamenco show at one of the oldest and most famous flamenco show restaurants in Madrid called the Corral de la Moreiria. We even got onstage and danced..
Next we headed to Valencia. Beautiful beaches and a cosmopolitain city! One attraction we visited, which is a World Heritage sight, was The City of Arts and Science Complex consisting of multiple buildings. One is called the El Palau de les Arts Reina Sophia and is an opera house. George and I had the privelege of seeing the "Barber of Seville" and we were asked to take over the leads that night!! What an experience!
From here we drove down the Costa del Sol to Gibraltar! We stayed at the Rock Hotel on the Rock of Gibraltar. We took a cable car up to the top and spent time investigating the caves and the nature preserve. George did not think we going to have time but on our last morning there I arranged a helicopter flight to take us to the Pillars of Hercules at Jews Gate! Georgie was so surprised as he had really wanted to see this!!! Afterwards we headed off to Seville.. but not before being stopped at the border due to a stowaway in our trunk.. you see I fell in love with a baby Barbary Macaques monkey who had no mommy. I offered to adopt him and named him Sam! He is now living happily with us in Texas on our Ranch. I have to say .. George almost fainted when he heard him in the trunk.. I promised never to do that again BOL!!!!
We had a nice drive to Seville and had made arrangements to stay at the Hotel Alphonse XIII. Many famous dignitaries and celebrities stay here while in Seville. We spent a couple weeks in this city. One day we visited the Cathedreal of Seville, which is the third largest in the world. One evening, George surprised me with a trip to a top notch Jewelry Store and he bought me some beautiful pieces I will treasure forever... We also went to the most amazing place... The Royal Andalucía School of Equestrian Art in nearby Jerez. One part of this school is training the horses how to dance and they perform in a show. Now with us being horselovers this was a spectacular sight to see..I do think this was my favorite experience while in Spain. I fell in love with the Andalucian breed and found a white Andalucian stallion for sale. I bought him for George. I took him to the stables under a different premise.. then surprised him telling him the horse was his. I never seen him so happy!!!!He named him Snow Angel... I made arrangements for him to be sent home to our ranch in Texas and he was be waiting for us when we returned home.
Besides all of our touring of historic spots we made time for lots of honeymoon fun !!! We stayed in the most beautiful hotels with luxurious accomodations and had private candlelit dinners or went to fancy restaurants, we spent time at the spa being pampered ;) One evening we watched the Perseid Meteor Shower from our patio and we had many breakfasts in bed.. It was a dream come true. To finish off our honeymoon we flew to the Balearic Islands off the coast of Spain in the western Mediterranean Sea and rented a beach house on Formentera. It was the perfect way to wind down before heading home to Texas.
We finally got back home to Texas last week and let me tell you what a homecoming we had! Georgie and I had a barndance with honky tonk music and drank lots of Jack!!! It lasted till the wee hours when the cows came home !! BOL !!! While we love wearing fancy gowns and tuxes ... bikinis and bathing suits .. there is nothing like putting on your boots and spurs and well worn jeans!!!! Ok so mine were short short jeans BOL !! Georgie and I are down home country Cowboys at heart.. and WOW how I love my Cowboy's heart!!!!!
We had the time of our life in Spain but are so happy to be home in Texas and we can't wait for our next adventure: To ride the range out to the wild blue yonder with my Arabian filly, Ebony and Georgie's Andalucian stallion, Snow Angel.....stay tuned !!
May 5th 2010 10:16 am
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It has been a couple days since I have returned from my California vacation where I went to the Dogster Meetup and met and spent lots of time with the love of my life, my husband George. I had such a wonderful time and it was so sad to leave...
I found out a few things while I was away:
George is as soft and fluffy in the fur as he is in his picture!
George does not have a "shrill" bark but more of a softer one.. I think I am shrill!
George does NOT bark as much as my brother Pippin!!!
George really DOES love to be brushed..and I still don't even though he told me it is not bad ....
Some kitties you just know NOT to tangle with!
And drum roll please......... *smiles*
I no longer get CAR SICK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Before we left that was Mom's major fear that I would be all sick in my carrier.. She talked to the Vet, she got herbal traveling remedy, she got towels to put in my carrier that she could just throw away if they got messed.. She brought baby wipes.. paper towels.. She was prepared for the WORST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The morning that we left the limo comes to pick us up to take us to the airport..Mom stuffs me (not really, I fit, more like my tail BOL ! ) into my carrier but has the top opened so I can see out!
Me in my Pink Carrier!
She buckles me in and we set out. Now I am notorious for starting to drool before the vehicle even leaves the driveway... As we get going ... I start drooling... (oh and Mom did NOT feed me this morning although she brought tiny biscuits with her) ... but I was not drooling terrible and did not look all that bad!!! Mom starts relaxing a bit.. seeing that I seemed ok.. Well that was the FIRST and LAST time I drooled the whole trip!!
We get to the airport and then go check our bag.. go thru security .. I had to come out of the carrier so it could go be Xrayed !! Then Mom and I walk thru.. We go to the gate and she lets me out on my leash as we wait to board the flight.
Waiting at the airport
I was being so good, not nervous not scared.. just taking it all in as if I did this a million times already BOL !!!! They call our number and she puts me in my carrier and onboard we go.. We got stuck in the middle of a 3 person row! I went under the seat in front of her. We take off and I did not make a peep the whole trip or get sick!!!! I just took a nap and looked up at Mom every so often to make sure she was still there. She opened the top of my carrier (I was tethered inside) so she could pet me.
After we land we go get our bag and our rental car. I am as happy as can be! She put me on top of her big suitcase and I had my head sticking out as she was wheeling me around the airport!!! Once in our rental car.. again she is thinking the worst! But I surprised her.. I did not drool ..did not get sick.. I was just sitting and very happy !!! All week long I rode next to her in my carrier in that rental car and it was fine..
We went thru Starbucks drivethru daily BOL
Soooooooo after a week of riding in a car... Mom has declared me CURED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Leaving was the hardest thing we ever had to do.. We loved visiting and being a part of Georgie's family .. we will return... We boarded our flight and this time got a window seat with an empty seat in the middle.. so nice! The head flight attendant came over to offer me ice and inquire on my well being .. I was doing great! When it was time to prepare for landing and she made the announcement to buckle your seatbelts.. she even said .. And that includes you too MERRY !!!!!!! BOL !!! Mom and I were towards the rear of the plane so were one of the last to disbark... As always the captain, co-pilot and the head flight attendant say good bye to you.. Well when we got up to them.. I had my head sticking out of my carrier.. They were so happy to see me and remarked at how good I was! Then they gave me a gold pin that was in the shape of wings and they said that I earned my wings !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My Gold Wings!
I licked the head flight attendants fingers giving her kisses !!! Mom was so proud of me and she told them all that I really did earn those wings as I did so perfect traveling all week long!!!
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