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!!!
Do you realize how much I love you wife? What a beautiful diary entry and you sure did earn your wings baby. :)
You are just as soft and fluffy in person as you appear too..;) I make a good pillow though don't I Merry ..xoxoxo
Love your husband.. xoxoxo
Thank you Georgie! I love you too baby!!!! You make the BEST pillow ... I love my new pillow !!!! xoxoxoxo
Love your wife Merry xoxoxxoxox
well done sweetie i don't know if i would travel that well,i don't get car sick but never been in an aircraft before,inm ausie land pets have to be put in cargo unles special circumstances,that is they are platypuses which are aussie native animlas they must go in cargo.platyouses will die with the change in temps,noise and altitudes so they travel in the air cabins