Driving to Maine With Uncle Carlos

Posted by Francesca

Now that spring is here, Martha is planning her visits to Skylands, our home in Maine.  Uncle Carlos had to deliver some furniture and carpeting and we, dogs, went along for the ride to keep him company during the long drive.

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Uncle Carlos, Sharkey and I love going on trips with you, even if it's just moving furniture to Skylands!  However, I wish we could stay longer than just one day.

1 Uncle Carlos, Sharkey and I love going on trips with you, even if it's just moving furniture to Skylands! However, I wish we could stay longer than just one day.

All right, Uncle Carlos!  The trailer is all packed up!  After my inspection, I can tell you that this furniture is secure.  Sharkey, how about those rugs?

2 All right, Uncle Carlos! The trailer is all packed up! After my inspection, I can tell you that this furniture is secure. Sharkey, how about those rugs?

Sharkey, is that trailer hitch secure?  We wouldn't want it to come undone while driving!

3 Sharkey, is that trailer hitch secure? We wouldn't want it to come undone while driving!

Come on, girls!  Are you two almost done with your inspection?  I want to get moving!

4 Come on, girls! Are you two almost done with your inspection? I want to get moving!

We're coming, G.K.!  Sheesh, Sharkey, you'd think with all of his traveling from dog show to dog show that G.K. would be tired of long car rides!

5 We're coming, G.K.! Sheesh, Sharkey, you'd think with all of his traveling from dog show to dog show that G.K. would be tired of long car rides!

The trailer is packed, the hitch is secured to the truck, and now all we need to do is get on the open road!

6 The trailer is packed, the hitch is secured to the truck, and now all we need to do is get on the open road!

Carlos!  Sharkey!  Stop goofing around!  It's an eight hour drive from here!  Let's get a move on!

7 Carlos! Sharkey! Stop goofing around! It's an eight hour drive from here! Let's get a move on!

And Sharkey complains that I don't work hard enough!

8 And Sharkey complains that I don't work hard enough!

Oh Francesca, we were just having some fun!  If you're that annoyed with me, I'll just sit back here with G.K.!

9 Oh Francesca, we were just having some fun! If you're that annoyed with me, I'll just sit back here with G.K.!

Oh Sharkey, I'm not really mad, just antsy to get going!  I can't wait to see Skylands again!  Sit up front with me so the champ can stretch out in the back!

10 Oh Sharkey, I'm not really mad, just antsy to get going! I can't wait to see Skylands again! Sit up front with me so the champ can stretch out in the back!

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  • Good Morning - Happy Friday!

    I just woke from the best nights sleep can't say the same for mom. I was snuggled in her neck all night just snoring away. She had the window open and the crisp air just gave me a little chill so I had to dig in :) She said every time she would give me a nudge to stop I'd start snoring louder - oh well gotta love life with a Frenchie :)

    Road trip to Maine sounds fun - NOT. I'd go crazy sitting in the car for 8 hours, give me a 20 minute ride to the pet store and I'm good.

    Last night we all got a time out and it was Sophie's fault. Mom and Dad went to have dinner and when they got home the box of tissues, Dad's book and bag of Easter straw got a little chewed up. I told Sophie not to push the tissue box off the table but she wouldn't listen. I must say the puffs plus are very nice, not too fond of the straw it kept getting stuck between my teeth.

    Looking foward to the weekend and helping Mom in the yard. I hope the rain stays away. I also have to get out my Easter basket the bunny comes next weekend need to be prepared.

    Have a great weekend Glue Squad :)

    Zoe

  • Hi F & S and GK,
    I was in Maine for shows. I LOVE it there. That is such a pretty state. The Acadia park is something to see, wow. Actually, Karen loved the pictures on Martha's blog so much that she went to Maine for a week with some friends. She stayed in Bar Harbor. She took a plane tour over the area and on the tour, they point out Martha's house. She was looking for the three of you but you must have been back on the farm at that time. Enjoy your trip.
    Well, here it is Friday. Kirby will be leaving for his trip. What does everyone plan on doing for the weekend? Have any April Fool's jokes you are going to pull on anyone? I have to think about what I am going to do for that.
    I will check back on you guys later on today.
    Love to all,
    Maddox

  • Hey everybody!
    It was so good to see G.K.! You know girls, the big guy needs the seat to himself. Do you have car seats or a harness to hold you in place for long trips? Does Uncle Carlos let you sit on his lap?
    Enjoy the cool weather in Maine. I know G.K. will.
    Zoe, OMG you two! What stinkers!
    I'm on Goose patrol today!
    Have a great day all.
    Your pal,
    Rebel

  • Hi Girl Friends &G.K.+Glue Squaders, This was another absolutely fun blog post to see with not only you 2 beautiful girls, but handsome Uncle Carlos and handsome GK, too!!!! I love seeing all of you whenever possible on your blog! You girls sure did a great job helping Uncle Carlos pack the furniture and rugs to take to Skylands!! That is one of the nicest places for all of you to go, isn't it!!!! Sure hope you have a great time! Zoe, I agree that you are a little character who can't help doing naughty things! Maddox, I will think about April Fool's Day and hopefully the rain will stop because it's no fun to go outside in the rain! Please say HI to wonderful Karen and Jan!! Rebel, you continue patrolling those geese! Delia, you are a very talented person and I love seeing all of your paintings! Kirby, have fun on your trip! Sure hope everyone else has fun and will check back later to see what you all do! Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and stay safe! Love, Dudley Do Right XOXOXO+

  • Oh there they go again! I wish I had another house to go to, like Florida! you pups sure have it good, how nice is that! And Uncle Carlos being the good chauffeur and all around man he is, ;-) gets to enjoy the house as well...ahhhh so is life!

    Cora Belle Thanks for the kind comment on my Painted Easter Eggs...I also paint on tiny rocks, or anything that will hold still...ha ha

    Thank You everyone for the well wishes on my blood work...most every thing is normal except my cholesterol & Kidney's(Reclast will do that) I'm a bit surprised as I'm almost Veterinarian, but then I don't have a Thyroid (cancer) and sometimes the med's make the cholesterol go up ;-( I just wish I knew why I get dizzy when I eat, maybe it will go away with the new medication.

    So my dear Glue Squad Friends and Fur-friends, have an enjoyable and safe weekend.

    delia & Kitty =^'0'^=

  • Hello Ladies & G.K.,
    Sorry I didn't blog yesterday. Basil Boy has a few difficult days here and there. St. Peter calls in the distance and I think it is getting harder and harder for me. I enjoy each day and know it is a blessing. That 8 hour trip doesn't look much fun to me either Zoe. I don't like car rides much anymore, because they all seem to lead to the vet's. First, I must tell Cora Belle how sorry I am to hear of your loss. Kit Bang sounds just wonderful. It will be hard for you and Lucinda and James, but just think of all the good times. I still miss Tasha and it has been 1 1/2 years. Kirby I hope I didn't miss saying goodbye to you for your vacation. Have a good one. Zoe, I am so sorry to hear of your Grandma's infection. Give her lots of love. Chloe, maybe if you shape up between now and Easter, they won't send you to boot camp---the new and improved Chloe. Missy Chow, now for those time outs. In my younger years I could be a wild one, but have cooled my jets in the senior years. You will learn also my friend. Well blogger buddies and Glue Squad, keep old Basil Boy in your prayers. My cancer is spreading as I am having a harder and harder time going to pee. But remember I am a strong guy and Mom and Dad take good care of me and will know what to do as time goes on. Keep me and Mom in your prayers--it is hard on her too and she will need you all more than ever in the days ahead. Have a fun weekend all. I better try and eat and take my meds and rest a bit.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • "On the road again, just can't wait to get on the road again..." If there is one thing the three of you love to do it is traveling! You couldn't have a better travel buddy than Uncle Carlos. What a treat to see the three of you together again.

    Still trying to get caught up on everything so I apologize if I miss sending out a greeting to someone. Thanks for the well wishes Jan. Delia glad that you are feeling better. Cora-Belle I am so so sorry that your special pal Kit Bang has passed away. Saying a prayer for happiness for you, Lucinda, and James. Have a great trip to the mountains Kirby Bear. Miss Chow you sound wild and fun. Zoe and Chloe-there needs to be a reality show starring the two of you. EVERYONE have a great weekend! :smile:

  • Oh Basil, I have tears in my eyes as Gram reads your latest blog. God Bless you Basil. Hang in there and try and do the best you can. I know your people are giving you the wonderful care you need. I wish I could just hang with you and be there to offer support and comfort. Hugs and Snugs dear boy. Lola

  • Stop by and say hello to me on your way to Maine, I'm in NH! :)

    Uncle Carlos seems like a swell fella. He must enjoy the company on such a long haul.

    Do you banter ideas back and forth with him?

    Do you stop for a bite to eat?

    Have a super weekend..

    gail

  • Oh Basil, my dear little buddy. I am so so sad to read your comment today. I know your mom and dad are doing everything they can for you, and we, the Glue Squad are all praying and sending good thoughts your way. Not only for you, but for your mom and dad as well. Try to stay strong little buddy. Keep fighting little man, keep fighting.
    Love you,
    Maddox

  • Hi my Buddy Basil, Francesca, Sharkey and all the Glue squad,
    Wow Basil we certainly hope you feel better and were sad to hear how difficult your days have become. I always look forward to your posts and you are in our prayers. Corabelle, sorry to hear of your loss. DUDLEY so glad you are dpoing better now after the tracheal collapse. Zoe, I hope you can find that Easter basket soon. Mom does not let me chase the rabbits or ground hogs. I really try to get Squirrel man but missed again today. Rebel are you swimming trying to get those geese? A whole bunch of them honked at me when I helped mom feed her duck friends at the local pond. I LOVE ROAD trips, glad Mr. G.K. is back with the girls. Tomorrow we might have rain mixed with snow! Mom has a 5K race so I can sleep in and rest up. Stay safe and purrs to Kitty, Nicky and Kris my cat buddies too- Abby the pug frenchie XX

  • Dear Pal Basil,
    Hey buddy, Mimi turned the computer on at lunch to see what was going on. We are so sad and sorry to hear that you've been having a hard time.
    You have been so brave, Basil. I'll be praying for you this weekend and hoping that you can rest.
    Love & licks back to you and Mom & Dad.
    Your Pal,
    Rebel

  • ..the road trip looks like fun..I would have been up for that in my younger years..especially if maple bars were involved..you three are truly lucky doggies to have Uncle Carlos...Basil, budddy, you and your folks are in my constant thoughts..I know Basil, your mom and dad are doing all they can for you..and you are the love of their life and they treasure your little Basil body..so be tough and soldier on..meanwhile I will tell the coons to spread the word not to interfere with your outdoor time..plus fire off barks at the annoying flea carriers for you.. wish I could do more for you..get some rest, love, Cora-Belle

  • Afternoon, F&S, GK & Glue Squad, It sure looks fun to go with Uncle Carlos, no doubt you will help him unload the furniture & rugs as well. I know he will appreciate your help. Does he let you select the music on the radio?? GK, when I go with Mom & Dad, I get the whole back seat to myself as well. We like to spread out, right?? Basil, you take care of yourself, you're strong-we're all praying for you. Zoe & Sophie, the Easter Bunny is watching you so I'd be real good this week. Today, the weather is perfect and have spent some time outside, plus it helps Mom to get some chores done; although I like to help her too.. hehehe!! Delia, your painting is priceless, so talented :)

    Hope everyone has a great weekend.

    Till next time,

    Missy Chow
    xoxo

  • Hello Everyone,
    I read the blog everyday and I don't post much but I do want to let Basil know that I am thinking of him. I will pray for you also little guy.......Keep fighting......You have wonderful parents that are doing a GREAT JOB!!
    Keep you chin up!!!

    GK, have a great time with the family!! Uncle Carlos is a wonderful man and does a great job with you guys!! Just behave!! LOL

  • Basil my dear, I will pray for you and your loving human family. Take it easy and know that you are loved.

    delia & Kitty

    also:
    Missy Chow thanks for the compliment on my art ;-)

  • Hi Wonderful Friend Basil, My Mom and I have been praying for you everyday and we hope our Dear God will continue to take great care of you! Your Mom and Dad are great taking such good care of you, too! Have a safe weekend! Love Dudley Do Right and Jan

  • This post is for Basil's mom. Do you know how many tears I have cried for your sweet charming boy and I have never met him. Such a little dog, but he has the determination of a giant. A lot of the Glue Squad members and their families are so wonderful. What a fantastic bunch on the DW. I know you and your husband are hurting. I know you would do and give everything you have to help Basil. I think he is a lucky dog to have such caring parents. And, I think you are lucky to have such a special little guy like he is. Just remember that we are all here for you, your husband and Basil. It is interesting how these DW members attach themselves to your heart and make you feel like you know each one personally. They are a tight knit group and I am so glad that I am involved and am so proud to be a member of the Glue Squad.
    Give Basil a great big hug and kiss from me and tell him to stay strong, take his meds, eat and get his rest.
    Karen

  • Hi All,
    Just wanted to check in even though it is the weekend, and let everyone know that I am having a better day today than the last few. I have been out sunbathing watching Dad till the garden and ate a medium amount, which Mom says I need to try better at dinner. One day I felt so much pressure on my bladder I must have been in and out 50 times, and never did much. Mom says I am in what is called hospice care. All I know is I am doing my best and some days are really hard and then there is a day like today that makes me forget those bad days. We are so grateful to have all of you praying and thinking of me. Also, Cora Belle, no coons the last 2 nights. You really told them didn't you? I will get back to sunning and know I love you all lots.
    Love & licks,
    Basil

  • Hey.
    How is everyone doing? I enjoy weekends but the bad part is that I don't get to hear about everyone's adventures till Monday. I know we all go back and catch up on comments but I always wonder and worry about everyone. Kirby Bear is headed to his destination, the lucky guy. By the way, Delia, your art work is "da bomb". Awesome.
    Well, I guess I will spend the day playing April Fool's jokes on everyone. That will make the time go fast.
    Catch up with you all tomorrow.
    Maddox

  • Hi Sharkey and Francesca and Uncle Carlos,
    Fun seeing you in Hudson River Park Sunday. Would love a copy of the photo! - "Summer Mae" and Jon

  • ..Yo Basil, wish I were sunbathing with you..it is cold and wet here in the Northwest..glad the coons are leaving you alone..I will continue to tell the tree rats to spread the word..do not bug Basil outdoors!..plus i will fire off more barks at them for you..soak up some rays for me...love, your buddy, Cora-Belle

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