Thank you to everyone for the good wishes over the holiday! I’m trying to get caught up with all my comments and have been at the Reader until my eyes are about to pop.
I’ve written this blog to tell the story of how I came from a shelter to be with my new family. And, through writing, I have found even more NEW family. Vanessa (firstname.lastname@example.org) and her Young One came up from Arizona to visit with us. Although I’ve spent some time in the crate while the humans ran around Chicago, we had a wonderful time. The Young One always played with me, and I had lots of tug-o-war and other fun games. Vanessa walked me and gave me lots of petting. She brought me treats from the RunAMuck Ranch. Yummy!
The humans had a fun time too: The Morton Arboretum to see Christmas lights, a trip downtown to see The Bean, Michigan Avenue, State Street, a stop at The Pacific Garden Mission to be in the audience of an old-fashioned radio show (sound effects made in person!), a walk in the woods that started with beautiful scenery and ended with a pack of coyotes yowling. Food was sampled: Chicago style pizza, hot dogs (gotta have that celery salt!) as well as tons of other food. (Mom and Dad started their diets today).
The humans stopped at the Sears Tower (called The Willis Tower only by tourists) with a view from the top. I saw a picture of all the humans standing on The Ledge and believe me, I’m glad I’m a dog.
Cutest thing ever: Jamie saying to Vanessa, “You and my Mom met kind of in a weird way. Can I just call you Aunt Vanessa?” and I wagged my tail in hearty agreement.
This 2014, remember that family is what you make it and sometimes, whom you make it. And I love the new additions to my family!
Here’s that view from the top:
Wishing you all a happy, healthy, prosperous 2014. Sending you out Woofs, tailwags, dogsmiles and face licks!