Mom and Dad invited Aunt Kitty and Uncle Phil and Aunt Margaret to bring Buddy over to meet me. Buddy was nice he smelled my butt a lot. I hope he comes back he was very funny. One time he growled Mom said he was just being a dog. We played a little bit Mom said Buddy was jealous because I am the new dog and Buddy loves my Mom. Mom said we HAVE to like each other because she likes to Buddy-sit when his people go on vacation. I will like Buddy but Mom said Buddy doesn’t like big dogs very much and it’s no secret I’ll be HUGE. Buddy needs to come back soon.
After Aunt Karen and Uncle Robert left, Aunt Margaret came. Aunt Margaret has been EVERYWHERE, even the South Pole! Mom took me and Aunt Margaret to Looking Glass Falls in Brevard. First we went to White Duck Taco in Asheville and I got some watermelon it was delicious and cold.
Looking Glass Falls was crowded there and it was a very hot day but I liked it. The waterfall is SO big and loud. We had to go down a lot of steps to get close. There were too many people so we did not stay long. We had to come back up all those steps and I was so hot, my tongue would not stay in. I met some families and a bunch of people touched me and asked me what I was. (A dog, DUH!)
Mama said that was not nice, we had to explain that we know I am part coonhound, I love to retrieve and I look like a Great Pyrenees or a Saint Bernard. Mama said there is a DNA test for dogs and we will get one soon. What is DNA I wonder? Will it hurt? I already got 2 shots for Parvo and Distemper I didn’t like it but I liked the Cheez Whiz I got all over my face at the Vet’s office. That is some good stuff I will go back.
Anyway, we walked up a million steps and got in Mom’s truck I was panting up a storm. A nice man dumped out his cooler and I laid in the ice!! I love ice! It felt so good I ate some too! A bunch of little girls touched me and gave me a relly-bub I liked that. The we drove a little more and found a quiet spot with our own little beach and I got my feet wet it was cold I loved it!
A boy and his Mom came to our beach and that Mom LOVED me she said I was beautiful and sweet and handsome. I liked her, she was smart, I know because she recognized me for what I am. After we went to the waterfall and the beach, we drove a long way I slept in the back seat.
When we got back to Weaverville we went to Eluvium for a cold beer and we met Dad there. I did not get a beer I got water and a cold floor I was happy. I met another dog and he stole my toy.
Alli and Jeff, Mom and Dad’s friends came in they had wanted to meet me and they did. Aunt Alli took a LOT of pictures of me and we did a selfie together! Then Mom said I had to go home because I was worn out. It was true. I ate a lot of supper that night and slept a long, long time. Mom said I grow 2 inches every day that is why I get so tired.
Uncle Robert and Aunt Karen stayed with us for a week. I thought they would not be fun because I was not allowed in their room but they loved me and I loved them. They played with me and took me for walks and admired my calm demeanor. I don’t know what a demeanor is but Mama said it is important for puppies to have a calm one. This is a picture of Uncle Robert and Aunt Karen taking me for a walk into the woods. I like it back there it smells and I see cows and turkeys sometimes. There are a lot of bird sounds, too.
While Uncle Robert and Aunt Karen were here, their sons Jonathan and Neal came to visit. They brought Maddie I loved her and she loved me. Mama said they would have to check Maddie’s suitcase before she left because she might kidnap me. She didn’t. But I loved her.
Then my grandpa and grandma had their 69th wedding anniversary and grandpa had a 90th birthday and there was a fun party. I got to play with Sam and Jonathan and Neal and Maddie and Aunt Dana and Uncle Paul and Grandpa and Grandma and Uncle Phil and Aunt Kitty and Aunt Cindy and Aunt Margaret and Aunt Lisa and Mom and Dad ALL IN ONE DAY!
I was exhausted it was worth it. We played chase in the front yard that’s me in the middle front row I am long. I like parties that is good because Mom and Dad take me to a lot of them! I am a good boy and everyone admires my cute face and that calm demeanor. Mom said I have to party less and write more because people want to know how I am doing. I will try to do better but I have a lot of playing and sleeping and chewing to do, be patient with me. Here is a picture of my spot to keep you happy while I think of another story to tell you. Dad has a place on our hill he likes to go to watch the sunset he takes me because I need to be worn out every chance we get. This is my spot enjoy it.
Mama took me into town today for the first time since I was a tiny boy. We parked at the top of Main St., and I had to walk a LONG way Mom said it was 6 blocks. I laid down 4 times so Mom would carry me. I peed.
We went out to lunch. Aunt Sam took this picture of me under the table at the Twisted Laurel. I was hot and a lady brought me ice cubes and water. I got to taste a little piece of chicken it was good I want more of that.
Then we went to Maggie Bs so I could be in the air conditioning it felt nice. Aunt Elspeth let me rest on the cold floor. Aunt Liz brought me a rag to play with and I fell asleep, she adopted my sister Hilda.
Aunt Sam is holding me now and I am soooooo sleepy.
Mama said we have to go to the Vet’s office soon I got a tick we need repellent whatever that means. I will get weighed, too because I am large for 9 weeks. And we have to get some medicine for Rory Gallagher to get worms out of his tummy. Dumb cat should not have put worms in there. Dad said it’s because Rory Gallagher eats mice and voles and lizards. That’s gross. I eat kibble I am civilized. And very tired.