16 August 2007

Home Again!

Yesterday was our last day to drive on this road trip. It was a day of great achievement for me.
I am supposed to wear my harness when I ride in the car. It is to keep me safe, according to muzzer. Yesterday I got strapped in as usual. But no one checked the straps. And I have lost weight since we drove to St. Louis, and have recently noted that there is considerably more wiggle room in the harness. AHA! Yesterday I used that wiggle room to squirm out of my restraint! Of course, I stealthily made my way to the front seat, and my favoritest spot in the whole world! Muzzer's lap!
Then I carefully checked out the shoes and travel ephemera that she keeps there! Scored a cashew that got away from Dad, and got to sniff muzzer's sneakers. Cashew was better. Well, short of pulling off in an emergency stop, there was no way these two were going to wrestle me into the back seat again. And with one of them focused on driving, the odds were even more in my favor. So, I spent the time until lunch happily warming muzzer's lap and watching the clouds from the front window.
Unfortunately, this was not a great cloud day.
I did not see a Butchy and Snickers cloud. I saw one cloud that sort of, kind of, looked like Boo Cassanova, and if I squinted really hard, I could almost see Oscar in the cloud at the very top of this picture, rolling on his back and being silly. Muzzer said we sometimes see what we want in the clouds, and that she did not really think it looked like Oscar. She is the cloud expert, and she is probably right. Directly after lunch at a patio cafe in Payson, I went back into the back seat and the harness was tightened to my new, slimmer girth. Curses! No more front seat adventures this trip. We got home and Teka was still here, so my prayers have not been answered. She did not elope with Tanner(ito). Ah well, it is company on AM walkies.
From Tempe, Azrizona.


Agatha and Archie said...

Gussie!! The front seat!! Jackpot!! And a cashew and sneakers on top of that!! Could life get any better?!(We know we know Tika.....) Love A+A

Butchy & Snickers said...

Oh Gussie,
You missed two wire fox terrier or airedale heads in the clouds!!! We saw them right away. The one is in the upper left edge & the other is in the bottom row of clouds, facing left looking up at the other head, hehehehe!
Good trick losing weight so you can sneak out of your harness, tee hee. We like to sit in our Mama's lap too. Plus that way we can see good out of the windows.
Darn, too bad Tika didn't take off with Tanner. Tell Joey he didn't do his job, hahaha.
Have a good Friday!!
Luv & Wirey Hugs!
Butchy & Snickers

William Tell said...

Shhh! Don't tell Mom about those harnesses, she'll get one for me for sure.

Can I help it if I like to look out all four sides of the truck at the same time? I don't want to miss anything.

William Tell

Asta said...

Congwatulations on the weight loss..now you can eat mowe ,wight??
it sounds like you studied with Houdini,heheh,gweat wowk...Teka may still be planning an elopement, you never know, don't give up hope
glad you're safe at home
have a lovely evening walk! awe the evenings cool in Azrizona?
smoochie kisses

Asta said...

shhh! this is a secwet, don't tell anyon, but I thin i'd be weally scawed of wats..i think they're yucky.
sweet dweams
smoochie kisses

The Brat Pack said...

Wow, I wish I could lose weight like you!! Are you burning up in Arizona right now??


Joe Stains said...

I feel sooo much better knowing you are right down the street. Well, tonight I actually spent most of the night in the bathroom because of that nasty dust storm, but still, I felt better. ya know we have a shed in teh back yard that tanner and teka could move into??

Maggie said...

Nobody loses weight on vacation! We all gain! You're very lucky! Bring on the steak!

Love ya lots,

Asta said...

I'll just sip ONE vewy slowly OK???I wish you'd come cwash it with me too
smoochie kisses

Wiry Axel said...

Just say your comment on my blog about frozen beans. Sorry not buying it is like a frozen popsickle. Prior to my diet, I have tasted a few popsickles and I can tell you they taste nothing like yucky green beans!!!
What is your diet secret? Lucky you for losing weight!!


Jake of Florida said...

Skinny enough to slip out of your harness, huh? With all the extra peanut butter I've been eating, Mom has taken to calling me "tub of lard" when she picks me up -- but we went for a run last night on the golf course (sans chapeau, and I was a lean mean running machine!

Glad you're home safely, pal.

Just Harry

LANCELOT said...

Hi Gus!

Looks like you had a nice trip! And losing weight to boot! I, on the otherhand, need to gain some weight still. Being sicky really does ya in!

Welp, thanks for the pictures. I could see Oscar in the clouds too! I only wish I was around sooner to have the opportunity to know the fella. From what I've heard, he was such a great pup. :)

Here's a big puppy hug!

Eddie N Peaches said...

What a nice cloud picture. We didn't realize you can see clouds from the car! We always just watch the other cars go by and I, Eddie, keep watch for COWS! I have to bark at them or they might jump out at our car. Whoooof, Whooof, Whooof!
Eddie & Peaches

Oscar's mummy and daddy said...

How funny that you have been cloud watching. We were doing this just last night and there were some AMAZING shape clouds. I'm sure Oscar is hiding somewhere up there in those big fluffy clouds.

Katy xxx

wally said...

Home sweet home! I'm a little worried about your weight loss. You'd better chow down to make sure you don't get gaunt.


fee said...

lost weight??!!! that is very serious!!! quick, somebody do something! bring the donuts!!!

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Jackson said...

Hey Gus, congrats on the weight loss. That can only mean one thing. More burgers required! We don't want you to waste away! J x